In our house, closet space is hard to come by. We purchased a 1931 brick Tudor, and I guess back in the 1930's, when the original family built the home, they didn't own as many shoes or blouses as I do. Collectively.
I am in homes every day that are blessed with kitchen pantries, walk-in's, and lovely linen closets. When cleaning closet space out, the criteria we use to determine if something should be donated is as follows:
1. Have you worn it in the last 6-8 months?
2. Is it the right color for you?
3. Is it free of holes, pills and stains?
4. Does it fit you right now (not when you lose that ten lbs)?
5. Does it make you feel like a 10 when you wear it (even your pajama's)?
I propose a challenge the summer. For the next 7 days, every day, choose 10 things from every closet, cupboard or cranny to give away.
Day 1: Choose 10 pieces from each child's closet to donate
Day 2: Pick 10 things from you or your spouses closet
Day 3: Pick 10 things from the coat/hall closet
Day 4: Choose 10 things from under the kitchen sink
Day 5: 10 items from laundry room cupboard
Day 6: 10 items from the pantry
Day 7: 10 items in the bathroom cabinet
Donate so that others may treasure your gifts! With a matter of a few minutes each day, you will feel great at the end of the week. With 70 less items in your house, you won't even know they are missing! Happy closet flossing. And if all else fails, call us. If we aren't cleaning out our own closets, we'll help you.
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