Simplify Sunday- Closets and Extra Rooms

closet afterI went a little bit purging crazy this week. I wanted to start off my list and get some unnecessary stuff hauled out of the house. I started with my closets. This is the main closet with my clothes in it (after is at the top, before below). I still want a scarf hanger, but I’m happy with how my closet is looking! However, I’m pretty sure I have more cardigans than actual shirts.

 

 

 
 

closet beforeI also did two closets that we’re using for storage, and one of our linen closets. I went through a few bookshelves, the guest room, my bathroom, and our game room. This included going through my box of memory stuff- letters, journals, and such. I really recycled a lot from this box, which I feel great about. Total I am donating six bags and one box of things that we don’t need. The dollar value for our taxes will be $222. How great is that? I also got rid of my juicer by giving it to a friend. That was a hard one, I have held on to it way too long and literally never use it. Juicers take up a ton of space and I’m hoping that my friend will get good use out of it.

 
 

linen closet and bookshelf afterSome other things I have been putting off getting rid of: extra pillows that we no longer use for our couch (we got new ones in different colors), my wedding dress (I would love to have someone else use it!), and several pieces of clothing that are too small or stained.

I don’t love how attached I get to random things. I recycled a bunch of old monologues and headshots from when I used to act. It feels like a lifetime ago, and it made me a little sad to get rid of them. Then I realized I’m just feeling introspective about how much life has changed since those days. I can still get back that feeling of taking risks and putting myself out there- just in a way that fits my life as it is now.

I am feeling much lighter with all of those things gone. In addition to the seven bundles taken to donate (and the juicer), I recycled a full container of papers. Anyone else purging junk this week?

Jillian