Sunday, January 2, 2011

Starting 2011 Off Right!

I am super proud of myself.

On New Year's Day, I finally tackled the spare room closet!! This is something that I have been dreading, and putting off, for as long as I can remember. There were totes and boxes full of clothes and stuff; to be honest, I didn't even know what was in there. My thought was it's contained to the closet, in a room that we hardly ever go into, so there was no harm in putting it off.

I will say, that it's not totally done. But, I got through quite a bit. I found lots of clothes that I thought were lost and gone, and I have a huuuuuuuuuuuuge contractors bag full of clothes to donate (more on these, and the fact that the damn goose skirt is still in that bag, later).

There was one part of this organization that overwhelmed me. When cleaning out the closet, the room looked like the closet exploded. It felt like I wasn't accomplishing anything, even though I knew I was.
Are there parts about cleaning and organizing that make you overwhelmed? What is your least favorite thing to clean?


  1. I know exactly how you feel about being overwhelmed. Looks great though. Miss you!!!!

  2. Clothes are the NUMBER ONE thing that I feel like is out of control in my apartment. It doesn't help that my closet is about a THIRD of the one I had in Lowell for 4 1/2 years and was quite accustomed to. :(
    That said, it's been over a YEAR here!! HaHa. No more excuses!! I am tackling the closet (meaning the three foot pile of clothes in front of it) tomorrow!!! I hope I do as well as you! :)
    I knew you could do it!!!
    HAPPY NEW YEAR!! :) :) :)

  3. Haha I know how you feel about those spare closets...they can be doozies!

    I gave away three big bags of clothes back in November and it felt SO good to get rid of them. At the moment I'm taking part in a challenge (technically it ends today) to get rid of 20 more items. I'm struggling with that but only because I just dumped so much!