Tuesday, June 25, 2013

The Closet Problem

So, if you guys don't know--I have a closet problem. It might come as a shock to some of you, but I have too many clothes! I found this article on pinterest about The 40 Hanger Closet. Basically, Ruth describes me: I have so many clothes but absolutely nothing to wear. She was the same! Then she challenged herself to cut down to only 40 hangers. Now she can see everything in her closet and mix and match without shifting though a sea of never-worn items!
Guys, I think I'm going to try it. But I'm really nervous. I'll have to get rid of over half of my closet. Like Ruth, I've shopped a little to much at thrift stores, with the its-cheep-why-not mentality, and my closet is overflowing with only-worn-once items, or worse never worn items.
I'm starting with this shirt. Every week I am going to put up 6 items from my closet in my Shop my Closet store, until I have only 40 items left. I'll also be refashioning some things and selling them in my handmade shop too. I won't be buying anything new until I've cut down my closet, and once there I will be keeping it at only 40 hangers. This means once I meet my goal, if I shop, an item from my closet will have to be exchanged for the new blouse/skirt/whatever.
If I really make this happen, I'll own less clothes then my husband. Could you ever do a 40 hanger closet?
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