This week I'm in the Master Bedroom and adjoining hallway closets for heavy cleaning.
I saw something recently online that really piqued my interest. It was a one year challenge.
You turn around all of the clothing that is hanging on hangers~ turn them around backwards.
As you choose something from your closet and wear it, you turn the hanger and garment around the 'right' way after you wash the garment. After a year all the clothing that hasn't been turned around can be donated to charity. It's painless!
Here's my closet before~
I've got 3 laundry baskets on the top shelf of my closet that hold knits and sweaters that will stretch out if I put them on hangers.
One for cardigans style sweaters and knits~
One for pullover type knits and sweaters~
And the last one is for 'over' sweaters that are very breezy and bolero (short waisted) type sweaters mostly worn in the spring or as an extra layer over a turtleneck or long sleeve top.
My clothes all reorganized and turned backwards.
And laundry baskets all put back in place.
I purged about 5 garments out of my closet this morning. I KNOW I can purge more and I'm really looking forward to the passing of one year so I can see what I really love and wear.
I have 3 criteria of what I want in my closet:
Do I love it?
Does it make me feel confident?
Am I wearing this for myself or for the expectations of someone else?
It's so easy to hold onto garments for sentimental reasons or until the perfect time when I will be at __ weight. By that time those garments will be out of style and I might as well buy new stuff!
My closet is finished!
Join me in turning your hangers backwards!