31. + Decluttering My Closet

I turned a whole 31 years old this past Saturday.

I took a break from blogging since it was my birthday “week;” plus I was sick. I did get this cute from my neighbor to brighten my day.

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My oldest gave me this soap from Whole Foods, with the help of dad, of course. I love bar soaps, so I thought it was funny she notices that at age 3.5.
20190623_0903118701784268679417556.jpgI also manage to snag my free birthday drink (black tea with splash of lemonade) from Starbucks.
20190622_1042516552433927251299530.jpgI was really simple this year and just requested or got things I truly needed like a water bottle, jeans, hemp seeds and kettlebells (on super discount).
20190625_1258335368693313824753377.jpgI didn’t get to enjoy my actual birthday as intended but the next day the kids all napped at the same time and I was able to have 1.5 hours kid free.
20190625_1224553369870881899395788.jpgThat was due to going to the farm early that morning.
20190623_0917494639753983316526772.jpgI was craving apple cider donuts and wanted to take them strawberry picking.
20190623_0918105387885327533108689.jpgUnfortunately they were all picked out, but everyone enjoyed just munching on donuts and seeing the animals.
20190623_0906155760943259561429104.jpgBack to the 1.5 hours kid free.

I decided to finishing decluttering my closet items; for kind of a fresh start. I got rid of a handful of items, including clothes/ items that were irreparable or I hand’t worn in years.20190625_102045217608499465333212.jpgI started this “project” earlier in the week. It took some time to really tell myself “okay this is what I really wear and this is what I truly don’t wear.

I was giving excuses for certain pieces. But after a week of seeing what I actually wear, it got easier.20190625_0906106926561632897774837.jpgI wasn’t trying to have a set number of items in my closet. Here is what I have in my “summer” wardrobe:

  • 2 Pairs of Jean [Jeggings]
  • 2 Pairs of Leggings
  • 3 Pairs of Shorts (in drawer)
  • 3 Summer Dresses
  • 1 “Jump Suit”
  • 1 Light Sweater
  • 1 Long Sleeve Denim Dress
  • 1 Long Sleeve Denim Button-Up Shirt
  • 4 Tank Tops
  • 4 Short Sleeve Shirts
  • 4 Pairs of Flip Flops
  • 2 Pairs of Flats
  • 1 Pair of Boots
  • 2 Pairs of Canvas ‘Sneakers’

Total = 31 Items – See what happened here? πŸ˜‰

20190625_0857308710406593565357556.jpgI didn’t count my under garments, gym items or “nice” clothes in the above list. But if you want to know, here are the counts:

  • 4 Bras
  • 10 Panties
  • 4 Pairs of Ankle Socks
  • 2 Pairs of Sticky Socks (for Barre)
  • 3 Nightgowns/ PJs
  • 2 Pairs of Gym Sneakers
  • 4 Gym Tank Tops
  • 4 Gym Pants
  • 4 Sports Bras
  • 1 Bathing Suit + Cover-Up
  • 4 “Special Occasion” Dresses
  • 1 Pair of “Special Occasion” Flats

That’s it.

I had about 40 items in my closet before this decluttering, so not too bad, since the average American has over 60 pieces.

Plus I had decluttered my closet, earlier this year.

It’s a hard process; especially where you see hard earned money going down the drain. But now it forces me to be extra mindful with my purchases.

So far this season I only bought the canvas sneakers since the two pairs I bought a couple of years ago were really worn. I wore them spring, summer and fall pretty much daily for two years.20190625_1225596254740763911863148.jpgI usually buy a new birthday dress but I choose not to and got the pair of jeggings instead from my mom. Something I know I’ll use more. #minimalist πŸ˜‰

Try decluttering your closet today. You don’t have to go all out but maybe find a few pieces you haven’t worn in six months or more.

Wouldn’t it be nice to open your closet and have everything be your favorite piece?

4 thoughts on “31. + Decluttering My Closet

  1. I love this! I went through my closet and my kiddos after watching Tidying Up a few months ago and feel like a round 2 is coming soon especially for the growing kids!

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    1. It’s crazy! With my 19month old twins I definitely have do ever season. With my almost 4 year old, she has been a bit more stable so that’s nice! It really feels so good and I’m glad I really focused this time around πŸ™‚

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