A while back I posted about my desire to start my family on the minimalism lifestyle. I call it an adventure in the title because that’s exactly what it’s been. I told you in my last post about it (you can read that here), that I’m terrible at taking before and after pictures. That hasn’t changed, so today I want to mostly just talk about this.
After watching and completing *most* of Allie Casazza’s course, I jumped in. I started inn my bedroom with my closet. At the time I started it, I was just in the process of changing out my closet from summer to fall/winter clothes. Even though I have enough room for all of my clothes now since we moved because our closet is HUGE, I still like to put the off season clothes up because I don’t want them in my way. 🙂 I figured that starting with myself was the best way to approach this because then I’d be able to empathize with my kids when we got to their closets.
I did closet clothes and shoes first. I say “closet” clothes because that is where my hanging clothes are. I have more clothes in my dressers in my bedroom that I will get to later. I typically go through once a season and do the “if I didn’t wear it last year, get rid of it, thing. I did that this time, but on steroids. I really dug down and got rid of some things. I had so much stuff that had been given to me or things I’d bought because “I thought I’d wear it”. It was embarrassing. When I was done, I had 3 trash bags of clothes to donate.
Today I went back through my closet and did another mini-purge. Here are a couple shots of what happened. Keep in mind that I just purged 3 trash bags in late September/early October so it may not look like I’m getting rid of much.
You can also take a few minutes to watch the video of what I did and explain (roughly) how I did what I did. This is one of the first videos I’ve done like this, so bear with me. 🙂