I was sick and dang well tired of not being able to find anything in my closet! ANd so, I recruited the help of my friend, Jessica Lincoln, to come to my rescue.
I also decided that this time would be different, in that I would give her free reign to chunk anything that didnt' look good on me, was outdated, or was just plain homely.
The pile Gabs is seated atop was our first run through... and all went to either Goodwill or to some new home somewhere.
My cousin, Amber, is making some side money by selling all the cleanouts from all of our closets. The girl has been making BANK!
Please note my tween in the background also capturing this event on camera! ha
Not sure what this picture was all about.
I did keep a little pile of "I just cannot decide!!".
By the end of the whole process, this pile was shrinking. Jessica is a persuasive chick!
The one thing that was a must is that we continue to keep things ROYGBIV. I love that part of my closet organization.
I gave away some of my outfits, and even skinny butt, Jessica, took home a few little keepsakes here and there. She is wearing a brown jersey vest to work today, in fact!
Hey, it takes a village to clean out Mel's closet!
And now we have very definite areas in the ol closet. These are all undershirts. Also ROYGBIV!
And there is a major surplus of my favorite hangers now.
This is actually a "before" shot of my jackets and overshirts.
I have freed up an entire rod in my closet too. The LSU shirts are all cute, but mostly too small. Tee shirts are just one of those things that you can't just throw on if you are an XL and it is a Med. Nope. NOT a pretty sight! And yet I keep them...in hopes of shrinking someday.
And here we have the "after" upper right side rod....
Ahhhh... a deep sigh of relief.
Even my sweet nephew, Hunter, got a little prize out of my closet. I'm thinking circa 1993 ish.... and it's been worn maybe twice! SAD!