This year I am striving to live more intentionally and simplify our lives. I am hoping to end 2013 with a feeling of simplicity and be more intentional in all that I do. Want to join me?
This week I am simplifying all of our clothing. What is hard to admit is that we have already been simplifying for a few years. We are still thinning out our clothes. I think this is always going to be an ongoing process. So I did a huge purge of every closet and drawer in our house. I was pretty vicious in attacking all of the things that we did not need.
Audrey had the most clothes out of all of us. And if you have a little girl you might be shaking your head in understanding. They come with lots of stuff!
I was pretty ruthless here. It also helps that she loves to wear the same things over and over. She also lives in dresses in the summer. That girl loves her dresses. I think when kids have too many things they get so overwhelmed. Their little bodies and minds just can’t deal with so much. That is a major reason why I am on my journey to simplify.
Here are my clothes. I have a secret to confess. I hope none of these clothes are here by this summer. I hope none of them fit and they are too big. I will cheer the day I pack them all up and donate them. I packed my “skinny clothes” into this tote.
These are mostly brand new and have tags still on some of them! I can’t wait to see them out of their box and be wearing them.
Here is my after. I love seeing it all organized. I can’t wait to see it all GONE. I have big plans for this closet too. I can’t wait to paint everything.
Here is my hubby’s closet. His stays pretty organized. I replaced our hangers recently with huggable hangers that I got for FREE with our amazon rewards. Yeah! I like them so far. I like how clothes don’t fall off the hangers as easily.
My husband and Ethan recently needed new jeans. I picked up their favorite jeans at Old Navy. When I got home I made sure they gave me two of their older pairs to purge. 2 in 2 out! Keeps it simplified!
Boys really can mess up the knees of jeans, don’t they? haha
I am going to give you a sneak peak here. I have been painting trim throughout our house. A little bit at a time. I stopped painting for the winter right now. I want to simplify our house and get it completely organized before I do more DIY projects. But I have a lot planned.
Ethan and Kam have pretty simplified closets. I didn’t have to do much in there but straighten up a bit. (I will show you Kam’s room another time. It is under a big renovation right now. I promise its worth the wait. But for now it is top secret.:)
You can see where I have been painting trim. I am also doing his room in a baseball theme. We are also trying out different paint colors. He got a new light switch cover, and more other baseball decor. But back to his clothes. They are simplified!
Here is my purge pile. It feels so good to simplify things so that when I clean it is fast and easier. Time is priceless. You can’t get back time. So making sure I make the most of my time and don’t spend my life doing household chores is very important to me.
What about you? Does it make your heart happy to see organized closets? I love walking into my room and seeing my closets so organized!