Welcome Jenna Bayley-Burke, author of Drive Me Crazy. What are your thoughts on my New Year’s resolution to Shrink My Closet?
The closet…it seems every time we move I’m looking for a bigger closet so I’ll have more room. And then I just fill it up. Our last move was to a bigger home, but a smaller master closet. It almost sunk the deal. But I decided to sacrifice a few feet of hanging space for the greater good of staying sane.
The transition was surprisingly easy. For some odd reason I still had half the wardrobe from my pre-mom life. A girlfriend took the other half after I didn’t lose all the baby weight with BoyWonder. It was meant to be an incentive. It was more like – look at all the room I have for jeans and t-shirts now! So, getting rid of the clothes I hadn’t worn in three pregnancies? Easy.
And last year I dropped thirty pounds and unloaded two garbage bags stuffed full of things in a size I never wanted to see again. But…now I wish I had them. I have one pair of jeans, people. Ahem. Check out my blog for my journey back to my closet. There’s some cute stuff in my closet that I would love to put on without serious undergarment configurations.
However…I have to say getting rid of the bigger clothes is a better motivator than removing the smaller sizes. So, my advice? Every single thing in your closet that is too big, that hangs and sags and makes you look like the bride of a hobo – get thee gone! Into a giant garbage bag, out the door and into the closest Goodwill truck.
No need to curse me when you don’t have fat pants. Just thank me when you rock the skinny jeans because you were left with no other choice.
Please join the nine of us as we resolve our way across the blogosphere and connect with fans and friends. Any of these resolutions below look familiar?
THE RESOLUTION TOUR – January 1 – 9, 2013
Maggie Jaimeson – Take a Vacation
Jessa Slade – Get Organized
Paty Jager – Volunteerism
Linda Mercury – Creating a Literary (or Creative) Life
Jenna Bayley-Burke – Eat Healthier
Cassiel Knight – No More Procrastination
Cathryn Cade – Take Time for those OTHER Creative Passions
Susan Lute – Reduce Stress: Find and Follow Your Bliss
Jamie Brazil – Shrink My Closet