Reinventing The Closet Round 1

In spirit of my first new years goal I am going through the closet and weeding out the crap! 

The first step was to take it ALL out of the closet. Holy BANANAS!!! 

I don't consider myself much of a clothes person. Some of this is from before I had kids!! That's 8 years and I'm not telling how many sizes ago. I've cleaned out before but obviously things were falling through the cracks. 

Just in case you needed another angle on that. My pile of clothes take up my ENTIRE queen size bed. No one needs that much. 

I sorted it out into groups and this is what I ended up with: 

Group 1: Stuff my Mom would probably fit and like (1 bag)
Group 2: TRASH (1 bag )
Group 3: Donate (2 bags)

What I had left was 2 baskets of  *possible* keep items. Seriously. 4 trash bags of stuff to get rid of and only 2 baskets to keep. I'd say this was long over due. 

Here is where I had to stop for the day. My children claimed that they needed food of some sort. I'm going to wash ALL the clothes tonight and then the fun part begins :) 



2015 Family Photo By Megan Moody
2015 has been quite the whirl wind of a year. I started out with an uncomfortable end to my pregnancy with Gabriel that made doing much of anything pretty much impossible and ended with getting back to my normal self just in time for the holidays. Having that 3rd kid definitely thew my world off kilter. It's been 5 years since we had a new baby! How could I possibly have forgotten how much time and attention they take up?! I wouldn't trade him for the world though and now that he's up and about crawling and cruising this Momma finally has some "free" time on her hands again!  So with that here's some things I hope to work on in the new year:
  1. Take time for me. Not in a inner reflection kind of way but a purely worldly kind of way. My husband is so amazing and he deserves a wife that doesn't look like a tornado survivor. I deserve to not look like a tornado survivor! I'm going to buy clothes that fit, wear make up, do my hair.... all those things that get lost in 3 kids. 
  2. Move. That word strikes fear into me like you don't even know. The thought of going through everything, packing up all the critters, and starting over in a new place paralyze me. It must be done though. We have outgrown our little paradise and it's time to move on. 
  3. Learn to streamline and let go. I complicate things. I stress over them before, during, and even sometimes after things happen. I hold onto stuff that I trip over, that I hate, that frustrate me, and even things that just seem off from the word go. It can all go in the trash! I don't need stress and I don't need stuff. 
This years word will be "Reinvent." It's time for a new me, a new space, and a new thought process! I am excited to take what I have, cut back on what's unnecessary and find out what the real potential is here! 

Happy New Year Everyone! May your year become all that you want it to be!