First, I’d like to get something off my chest: When I get ready in the mornings, I look in my closet and think, "I have nothing to wear!" yet my closet is full! I have a lot of clothes... seriously. I actually make my husband keep his clothes in the second bedroom. He does it without complaint and I love him for it. A couple times a year, I do try to clean it out and get rid of things that I don't like or don't fit anymore, and I donate them to charity. But every time I do this, I catch myself still holding onto plenty of items that I don't wear often.
So I came up with a plan: Each day I am going to wear 1 article of clothing that for some reason I won't part with. At the end of that day, I will decide either that I love it and can't imagine having gone so long without it, or I will lose it and donate it to charity. And it occurred to me that I might not be the only one who hangs on to unworn clothes, so that’s where I turn to you, blogging ladies! For the month of January, I challenge you all to join me!
Start by going into your closet and pulling out all the items you are certain you want to donate, to get them out of the way.
Next, pick out some items that you haven't worn in a while, but that still fit and are in good shape. In other words, don't pick out the leather pants you used to wear in college but hang on to for sentimental reasons. Pick out things like that wool sweater you remember being unflattering but is in good shape so you keep it anyway. Or that shirt you used to love but the last time you wore it, you remember it feeling a little short, so you haven’t put it on since.
This challenge will run for four weeks, so make sure you pick enough items to be impactful, but not so many that there's no way you'll make it through them all. I decided on 9 pieces: some that are good for work, some that are good for the weekend.
On Wednesday, January 4th, we'll meet right here on Crazy Domestic and link up our posts on how we did for week 1- we will see what everyone wore and what is being kept and what is being donated.
We'll do this each week for four weeks, and at the end of the challenge we can tally up how many items are getting a second chance at life, and how many we all donated to charity!
So who's with me on this? I can't wait to meet up next week to see how your first week went!
...now, if you'll excuse me, I have a complicated relationship with a cardigan to work out.