I will be the first to admit that I have a ridiculous amount of clothes, since I constantly find great deals and am slow to throw things away even if I haven't worn them since 2010. I had not washed clothes since Christmas and still had a full closet, which was a big wake-up call to me. I spent all of Saturday afternoon purging, rearranging what was left, and then photographing/measuring the items worthy of a new home. I feel much calmer when I open my closet door now, and can see all of the things I like to wear so I won't forget about them.
The purging was especially hard because I'd already gotten rid of the things I don't like and everything left was stuff that I could see myself wearing in the right situation. I was ruthless in my sorting, and am actually parting with some nice stuff because I have not worn it in a year or more. I only chickened out on a few pieces, but they're hung in the back of the closet to see if I even miss them.
Here's the after pic of my half of the space, which believe it or not, is a huge improvement. I am proof that you can share a non-walk in closet and live to tell about it.
That said, I now have 18 eBay auctions in progress and if you wear a size 8-14 you may want to check them out. All of the auctions will end on Friday afternoon, so place a bid if you see anything you want! I'll also be dropping off a load of things at the Salvation Army, and set aside some dresses I hate to part with but am not wearing for the Texas Style Council clothing swap at the conference in March.
In other news, I cut my hair and took a new passport picture in preparation for this summer's vacation. Did you know it costs $110 to change the name on a passport more than a year old? I didn't. However, I like my haircut and am getting used to having more bangs and a lot less length. It was getting out of hand! Here's what the customs agent will see when they look at my passport (I feel so weird not smiling in a photo, so I tried really hard to look pleasant):
excuse the crappy picture of a picture with my phone
And that's what I did this weekend, and why you're not seeing a proper post. How did you spend your time off?