Simplified Closet

One month after having a baby, my maternity clothes are way too big and a lot of my pre-pregnancy clothes are too small (especially the pants due to my widened hips!) The result of too big and too small meant that finding clothes that fit was one of the hardest parts of my day!

This Saturday I finally had time (and motivation) to tackle the closet!

  • I packed away my maternity clothes into one box and put it on the top shelf of my closet. (I also got rid of a few items that I never wore or didn’t really like.)
  • I tried on every article of clothing in my closet so I knew exactly what fit and whether or not it was something I wanted to keep.
  • All of the clothing items that fit, I placed on the top rack so I can see exactly what I have to wear!
  • The clothes that I didn’t love  are leaving! I will let my sister look through them and see if she wants anything and whatever she doesn’t want will be donated (about 20 pieces of clothing are leaving!)
  • The clothes that don’t fit right now but I do love were placed on the lower rack. My plan is to try these clothes on at 2 months post partum and do another purge then. I really hope that my hips will shrink a little so I can keep some of my favorite pants! (However, if they don’t in a few months I will say goodbye to those clothes too!)

My wardrobe! Minus 2 outfits in the laundry and the one I’m wearing! I do believe I have accomplished a minimalist wardrobe! It actually is quite nice because every item hanging up is something I love to wear so it actually makes getting dressed easier!

I really am enjoying my simplified closet! I love that it is uncluttered, minimal and organized!

15 Replies to “Simplified Closet”

  1. Love it! I keep telling myself to simplify, but I'm really hesitant to throw things out. Then I'll do some messy housework and need a ratty t-shirt, and I'll think "You see! You do use these"- except who needs 8 ratty t-shirts? I'm moving in a few months and I'm going to purge pre-move – and I'm going to remember your lovely closet as inspiration!

    1. Keep one or two housecleaning/yard work shirts (and they don't have to be too ratty either!) And seriously purge pre-move! The past 2 times we've moved I haven't done serious purging and there is nothing as frustrating as purging stuff as you're unpacking and realizing how much you moved needlessly!! Hope you have wonderful success in the weeks and months ahead in simplifying!! 🙂

  2. Paxton is a cutie! My little Caroline is 2 weeks old (http://surprisepregnancy.wordpress.com) Just some advice from a seasoned pregnant gal (mother of 4). I'm able to lose my pregnancy weight around a two months, but the body reshape doesn't happen until around month four so don't purge yet. There is still hope and every woman's body is different (that is just when my hormones go crazy and I start losing more weight. You will get your body back eventually although you might still weigh the same as prepregnancy and feel like spongebob (no waistline). You look great!

    1. Congrats on the birth of Caroline and what an amazing story too!! God must have something special in store for her!

      Thank you for the advice, I'll wait a little longer! I sure hope my hips go back to "normal"!

  3. This was great inspiration! Like the above commentor said, I am in the middle of packing to move and I am trying so hard to part with things. Your blog reminds me that I don't need things I forgot I have! Like you said above, I don't want to needlessly move a bunch of stuff! Thanks for the inspiration!

  4. I too finally did a DEEP PURGE a few months ago and rid my closet of about 80% of its contents. There is a lot to be said for the person that coined the phrase "you wear about 20% of your clothes 100% of the time"…for me that was so true, so out it all went. Now i love to look into the empty closet and it's few items that made the cut. Do i feel deprived and want to run out clothes shopping? No, i feel content, clear & lighter.

  5. Keep one or two housecleaning/yard work shirts (and they don’t have to be too ratty either!) And seriously purge pre-move! The past 2 times we’ve moved I haven’t done serious purging and there is nothing as frustrating as purging stuff as you’re unpacking and realizing how much you moved needlessly!! Hope you have wonderful success in the weeks and months ahead in simplifying!! 🙂

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