The 7 inches of snow that fell this past Wednesday was gone by Friday. And as much as I like snow, I am definitely ready for spring! Time to open up those windows, air out the house, and get some serious decluttering going on!
Are you with me?
Please say yes, because I’m actually asking for your help with this first round.
It’s my closet.
Several times a year I go through and try to get rid of things. But, honestly, there are items that linger in those back corners that haven’t seen the light of day for a loooooong time that i just can’t seem to get rid of.
Some of them are things I wore back in my days in the classroom, and I keep them in case I go back to teaching one day. (Hey, I don’t want to have to spend a bunch of money on a whole new wardrobe just for work!)
Here are a few pieces that I pull out every time I go through the closet, and they still linger… I’m asking you to help me decide, do they stay or do they go?
Our first contestant is this floral dress with one of those Mandarin collars. It used to have these huge shoulder pads (if that tells you anything) that I cut out of it.
The next two are denim dresses.
I have quite a few long skirts and dress pants…probably half of them need to go. But here’s one skirt that keeps sticking around for some reason…. It is red and blue plaid with a super high waist and I’ve had it since high school. (Did I mention I have the top that goes to it somewhere still?)Finally there are the suit jackets.
Yes, suit jackets.
When I decided I was going to teach, my mom went crazy and bought half a dozen different suit jackets for me. I guess she thought they’d make me look more mature. One of them was blue velvet. Yes, you read that right. I passed that along the last time I cleaned out the closet. We’re down to just these two…
Okay, so there you have it.
Do I keep any of it? Or does it all get donated somewhere?