My closet is stuffed!!! And by stuffed I mean stuffed like a Thanksgiving turkey, stuffed like I am at Shabusen Korean BBQ all you can eat stuffed, I mean I could not stuff in one more single piece of satin fabric in there without the whole thing exploding! It is not only time for me to stop ‘collecting’ but also time to part with many beloved pieces and this is another reason for the change. This is not to say I have millions of clothes but that I have only one large closet and one short 4 drawer dresser. In the closet there is a shelving system; it was designed to be the apartment linen closet so don’t ask where I store towels and sheets. All these shelves are two rows deep with clothes, top shelf is all sweaters, the next two have blouses, tank tops, tshirts, long sleeves and a few dresses, 4th shelf is skirts, shorts and dress pants, bottom shelf is comfy clothes, leggings and jeans. I don’t want to even count how any hanging pieces are in there, I cannot believe that bar hasn’t collapsed yet. I am also going to be collecting my storage in Calgary by the summer and that contains two wardrobe boxes of goodies, the cowboy clothes from my Stampede days can go, but the dozen crinolines I will be reluctant to sell. Now going through all this will be a huge undertaking so I am trying to get a better idea of where my style is heading before I get rid of key pieces that I may miss later. It will be cleansing and despite how it may seem I am not begrudging but actually looking forward to it. You can too since I will be listing a huge amount on ebay (and maybe etsy too). What is to blame for this huge excess? There are a few key reasons I can quickly recall, losing weight and feeling confident in so many things that I just wanted to have them all, an excessively cheap thrift store in my neighborhood and clothing swaps! Yup, that about sums it up. It’s funny to think how full my closet is and how little I have spent on clothes in the last 2 years, the amount would be shockingly below $1000. Don’t worry, I spent enough in the 5 years prior.
How full is your closet?
Thrifted Yellow Floral Dress. Gold Floral Hair Clips, Booth. Gold Tights, Ebay. Winners Beige Boots.