I’ve spent the last month and a half tossing things in the trash, giving things away, and selling things on eBay.
It all started with my classroom. I knew that I wouldn’t be returning to Room 20 for the 2012-13 school year, and my new classroom would be at a new school in a new city. This meant going through everything and making big decisions: trash or stash?
The majority of the stuff was trashed (I should point out that my students took home tons of stuff; they were thrilled to be the recipients of worn books, jilted markers, and faded construction paper.).
After tackling my classroom, I had to tackle the home front. <INSERT MASSIVE SIGH HERE>
The trash or stash decision proved to be a little bit difficult when it came to my clothes and shoes. After listing the better items on eBay, and giving away stuff to Goodwill, my cousin, and my sister, I was still left with clothes and shoes to sift through.
I’ve decided to organize my clothing closet using this (tentative) list:
This is the list I came up with last night and I *think* this is something I can work with. While sifting through my closet the things that had a tendency to land in the giveaway pile were the items I thrifted. It was alot difficult to rid myself of something I paid full price for.
Why the list?
Actually thinking about what will stay in my closet is a simple reminder of this fact: all of these materialistic items are just that–items. I don’t want to start a new life with old junk. I don’t want my future home to be cluttered with stuff. Shoes and clothes are nice. I like to thrift. I like a good deal. I just don’t want my life to revolve around things that really don’t matter in the long run.
How will I use the list?
I think the list will help me
a. stay organized
b. keep stock of what I have in my closet
c. use the list to create new ways to wear items (Kendra keeps track of what’s in her closet using her phone)
Once I start narrowing things down I will definitely come back with pictures of my updated closet.
How do you keep your closet organized?