I posted earlier in the week about how I'd started to sort and sift my wardrobe for the coming months, taking out most of the winter woollies, ready for getting my summer clothes out of storage. I managed to sort through the winter clothes quite quickly and pack them away into storage until next year. I've still got coats, shoes/boots and jumpers to sort through and pack away, but as most of these aren't in my wardrobe, they're not strictly included in this post. They will be tackled at a later date.
For those of you who didn't catch my first post, the wardrobe started off looking like this.
It was then reduced to this, with lots of lovely empty hangers.
It didn't stay like that for long, as once I'd got all the summer clothes out of storage, it filled up again pretty quickly.
It felt good to get the job done and there appears to be a bit more colour in evidence. It's one of those seasonal must do's, to clear out any unworn or tired items that you're not going to wear any more, and make room for things you really like wearing. Also when I get my summer clothes out, it's like having a whole new wardrobe of clothes to choose from.
I've also sorted through all of my handbags on the top shelf too and made them all easily accessible for when I want a change and just need to grab one, fill it and go. Hopefully, this way I might use some of them more often than I currently do. Here they are lined up ready for action.
I'm not so optimistic as to go over completely to summer clothes and therefore I'm keeping a few sweaters back in case we get some chilly days in the next couple of months, but for all intents and purposes I'm ready to go. Bring on the sunshine.
In carrying out this task, I did manage to put quite a few items aside for taking to the charity shop and I had a bit of good news this week about the remaining eBay items I listed a few weeks ago, as they all sold. This has removed more unused 'stuff' from the house and provided a small amount of income too which is very satisfying.
I still have more clothes to sort, sift and store, namely the contents of the chests of drawers, the coat rack and the shoe basket. I was hoping to reduce the amount of storage bags/suitcases that I keep stored seasonal clothing in this time around, but unfortunately because winter boots, jumpers, coats, etc. take up more room physically than summer t-shirts, etc., I haven't been able to reduce these, but haven't increased them either, so that is something at least.
The shoe basket sort and sift is another item on my 'to do list' for Project 52, so I will post another week on my progress in this task, when I eventually get around to it.
In doing this task, I am joining in with Dreamer of Living A Slow And Simple Life in carrying out task a week for a year, in her 52 Projects Challenge.