Thursday, June 7, 2012

Cleaning Out My Closet

No, I'm not talking about the Eminem song (even though it is now stuck in my head, doh!). I am talking about literally cleaning out my closet.

My closet! It has 2 sliding mirrors for doors, so I did my best to get both halves.

About twice a year my closet gets out of control and I either run out of space or notice I have too many clothes I don't wear. Its been over a year since I last tackled these issues. Oops. I guess between back-to-back deployments and raising a kid I put off this chore. I mean its a closet, all I have to do is shut the doors and POOF! the problem disappears. 

So I decided that since I couldn't walk into my walk-in closet, it was time to tidy it up. The last time I did this, I remember having more fun: I had lost most of my baby weight so I was cheerfully taking out all the clothes that were too big for me. That was fun. This time, not so much. This time, I realized I may have a problem.

Hello, my name is Shannon and I think I may have a slight addiction to cute clothes. 

I have waaay too many clothes and though I eliminated about a dozen pieces, I still have more than I need. The bar my clothes are hanging on is starting to sag. The shelf above my clothes that holds MORE clothes in bins is starting to sag. Drastic times call for drastic measures folks, it is time for me to make a change.

For the rest of the summer, I will buy NO MORE clothes! 
*With one exception: If I need to replace a damaged piece of clothing, like my sole pair of khaki shorts with the huge mystery stain.*

I called my mom and told her my resolution. She laughed. I emailed Hubby to tell him, he was indifferent. I told my friends, they want to "shop" in my closet!

From here on out, I will try my best to NOT buy anymore clothes. This includes workout clothing, bathing suits, and shoes!

I am actually excited about reaching this goal. Quite a few of the blogs I follow show photos and talk about how versatile clothing can be. So I can start trying out new outfit combinations, who knows I might be good at it! Plus, my bank account will probably thank me too :)


  1. Send your fat clothes my way - just may be my new skinny clothes! Good luck with the no shopping goal! *does this include not buying for Little Miss?

    1. Little Miss has enough clothes too! But I do have to buy her some clothes for her dance class this summer, so I can't restrict myself on buying for her too :)

  2. You should have a clothing swap! It's a great way to get new clothes without buying them.