21:09 – Another closet purge!

2017-21-day-9It’s day nine of this years first 21 day declutter challenge.

Over the last three or four years I’ve been chipping away at my closet.. and I’m finally making some headway (according to where I want my closet to be).

Now, mind you! My closet have never been particular huge. How can I say this? Well, every time I have found myself looking at what my friends have in their closets, mine has been positively “minimal” (sort off).

Even so, ever since I returned from Houston (where I had amassed a brand new wardrobe in addition to the one I had in Norway) I’ve felt the need to downsize my closet.

I’ve been reducing clothing and shoes as I’ve moved along this minimalist journey, and I am slowly getting to where I think I will be happy to leave my closet alone.. the only “problem”… my level of minimalism seem to change as I move further along on my minimalist path πŸ˜‰

I think this is something a lot of you are familiar with, as we declutter the spaces around us (physically and mentally), we seem to shift the levels of where we would like to get to.

Now, I do not aspire to become a minimalist with less than a 100 things (well secretly I might be πŸ˜‰ ), but I do aspire to get to a level, where there is a good flow of energy around me, where I could easily move house without getting totally stressed, where I could just pack a bag and never look back, because I would have the most important things with me and the things that didn’t fit in a bag, could easily be taken care off by someone else.

But I digress, lets get back to my latest wardrobe purge, a purge that have now brought my wardrobe down to a total of 263 items, which includes everythingΒ clothing and shoe related (even things like flip-flops, caps, buffs, bike and golf gloves, garden attire, etc).

I know.. still quite a bit, and I can see another purge in the horizon.. but for right now… hey I’m below 300 pieces, and that was a goal in itself πŸ˜‰

And what’s leaving the house? Let’s see now…Β 

closet-purge

1 Dress
8 t-shirts
2 long sleeved t-shirts
2 pants
1 top
3 bras
1 scarf
1 belt
1 pair of flip-flops
1 pair of gym shorts
1 buff
3 pairs of socks
1 bikini top
1 bikini bottom
5 stockings
3Β leggings
1 robe
3 long armed shirts

1 pair of dress pants
1 cardigan
1 blazer
1 outdoor jacket
=

That’s 43 items out-the-door!Β 

WhichΒ brings me to the grand total of = 613 so far this year.

PS. I just tallied up all the clothing and shoes I have gotten rid off since I started my “official” deluttering in 2015, and guess what, including this purge, I have more than halved my wardrobe (all of 315 items of clothing and 19 pairs of shoes, have left these premises) πŸ™‚

15 comments

    • Anne Lene @ MinimalistSometimes

      Thank you πŸ™‚

      I have had several culls in my wardrobe, and every time I’ve been pretty happy with the result..
      then times goes by and I realize, that even though I have reduced my clothing… I STILL only use a few %… so I’m slowly working my way down to the stuff I actually use. Which means this is not the last cull you guys will see from my end πŸ˜‰

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  1. Blu

    This looks like you’re kicking it into the overgear! Isn’t the challenge day 1, 1 item, day 2, 2 items? You’re clearly already done with it if that’s the criteria. Great job! Do you think it will be harder over the next 12 days?

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    • Anne Lene @ MinimalistSometimes

      The idea was as you suspect day 1, 1 item, day 2…. and yes I’m way ahead of the original target…

      but I have a secret target in mind for the year πŸ˜‰ as I move towards it I’m sure I’ll let you in on what it is πŸ˜€

      I think I’ll manage the next 12 days (I hope)… I have quite a bit of photos, paper and digital clutter that I need to get going on, and that should rack up a number or two πŸ˜‰

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    • Anne Lene @ MinimalistSometimes

      2 full bags, that’s pretty impressive πŸ˜€ I have to admit it kinda fun to count it all, it’s fun later on to see how much I have actually managed to get out the door πŸ˜‰

      It’s not that the number is all that important.. but I find it helps me keep motivated. Especially on the days when what I have decluttered doesn’t really “show” all that much….

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