Cleaning Closets With Cleavage
So getting ready for fall in our house means back to school clothes for the girls and well, ok getting me a few new pieces to bring my wardrobe up to date. This may not be a blog for guys or you may need to watch the DVD as some of you could be pack rats and men tend to hang on to things way past their expiration date.
It’s no secret I like to shop, but the truth is I am also a major go-through-the-closets-and-give-things-away person. I do not hoard or save much. I live by the motto for every new thing, something goes, and if you haven’t worn it in a year chances are you are not going to. I also know myself well enough at this stage that I pretty much buy what I know I will wear. But like everyone I make those fashion mistakes and I will wear something because I bought it and then feel like crap the entire day I have it on. So if you are like me you will go for that gray sweater you feel great in three days in a week before you touch the block print one you bought on sale that makes you look like a Rubik’s Cube. So if you haven’t touched the block print one in a year, that means it’s been through all the seasons and you never wore it once. It means you do not feel good looking like a Rubik’s Cube. I say give it away so someone can enjoy it. There are people out there who like to look like Rubik’s Cubes.
This week is designated for Taylor’s back to college things., but not before we spent two hours in the city on Monday going over everything in her closet and coming up with two big bags to give away. And I found a few of my things in there I had been missing!
I edit my closet every four months so it never gets out of control. But no matter how many times I do it and no matter where I am as you will see there is always more that can go.
Every city has different places that accept clothes. If you have kids who are still growing and they only wear things for a season there are endless places.
Also coats – which I haven’t even gotten to yet but in New York we have New York Cares Coat Drive which is great. And Dress For Success is a terrific place to give suits and jackets you no longer need so women can go out and look for jobs and look qualified and proper when they can’t afford to go get something new. Out here in Long Island there are two churches down the street that send things to Haiti and keep things for people here in need. Wherever you are there are endless places that will take the things you no longer use.