Tuesday, August 14, 2007

Inspired by Fall

I love the changing seasons, specifically Spring and Fall. Those transitional seasons with crystal, crisp air seem like such a pleasant preparation for the harsher season to come. These two seasons are also the time when we typically transition our closets from one wardrobe to the other.

I've come to the conclusion that it's finally time to have a brutal clean out of my closet. After 4 yrs in the military and 3 different climates, my clothes are:

1-left over from college (Yikes...I left college 6 yrs ago! This is definitely the scariest category!)
2-way out of style (see number one)
3-ill fitting
4-too light for Chicago winters
5-what I think I will wear, but NOT what I go back to day-to-day (i.e. 15 button down shirts that I never have ironed and therefore never wear b/c they're too much work)

So, I've been inspired by the fabulous blog The Working Closet, specifically the post on Organizing Your Closet to finally get rid of the flotsam accumulated during the last few years. As DH is out of town this week, this may be the perfect opportunity to tackle the project and not have to worry about destroying our bedroom during the process. Plus, the weather is calling for highs in the seventies later this week, so I'm sincerely hopeful that fall is just around the corner.

Wish me luck!

Oh, and PS--if no one hears from me in the next few days-Send HELP! I've been eaten by my closet!

1 comment:

Chicagoland Mamacita! said...

Oh, this is such a good idea. I SOOO need to do this.

I have clothes in several closets, sadly:
1) Primary closet - in the bedroom, clothes that fit now, may or may not be stylish and/or easy to coordinate
2) Auxiliary closet - in the basement, small section of closet in linoleum room contains dresses and suits that I wear on occasion, also off-season suits.
3) Auxiliary auxiliary closet - aka, laundry room hanging area - post-pregnancy clothes, clothes I don't wear much but can't part with, golf clothes, out-of-style clothes, other clothes.
4) Small maternity closet - in the main room - pregnancy clothes, in a closet painted shut after recent renovation.

Yep, it's bad. I need an closet intervention.