A few weeks ago, I would've said my house was fairly clutter-free. Or at least that's the appearance I would like to portray. But that was until I visited my brother and sister-in-laws uber organized and lovely home in VA and realized what a disaster I'd been living in. In reality, I don't think it's THAT bad, but there's always room for improvement!
You see, I know where all my junk is stashed and stowed. I know where things are thrown where they don't belong. I know where trash and junk lies that needs to be tossed. I know where it is all secretly hidden.
My house could be better organized, it could be cleaner, it could be a lot of things, but dang a working mom only has so much time to do these things!
I do try at least twice a year to go room-by-room and declutter - creating a trash pile, a Goodwill pile and a storage pile. The last leg of my decluttering overhaul was my closet or should I say closets since I occupy two ... One closet contains clothes I just can't seem to part with and there's a bunch.
For example ...
I still have THIS shirt. Why you may ask ... because it's the one I was wearing when I met Big D for the first time.
|Do you recognize the gal on the right, it's none other than my BFF Liz from Two Maids a Milking circa 2003!|
|I still have just about EVERY Halloween costume I've ever worn including this collegiate favorite - the Catholic school girl. Oh lord....|
For some reason, I have hung on to quite a few of what I would call "clubbing" clothes from college. I don't think I've been clubbing for at least two years and that was only for a bachelorette party. Even then, unfortunately these clothes would no longer fit or let's face it be fashionable anymore! But we were pretty COOL at the time, of course!
|Great memories made!|
|Or how about the shirt I wore for my 21st birthday. The gal on the left is my BFF and eventual maid of honor at our wedding.|
|Check out these two college sweethearts ... so young and just engaged July 25, 2004. :)|
|How about the purple dress I wore for HS graduation and the red patent leather shoes that matched my grad gown to a tee!|
|ALL of my prom dresses. This was actually a prom I went to with a friend, but I wore the dress to my junior prom too. Circa 2000.|
|And of course, I still have my FFA jacket proudly and safely preserved. Talk about great memories. I could absolutely NEVER part with my blue corduroy jacket!|