My husband and I did our own closet remodel in February. Part of the process involved removing everything in order to prep the work space. I took this a step further and sorted my items into piles of keep, maybe, and giveaway. As I looked at the latter two, disappointment and regret settled in. Clearly I was making poor choices and buying items that I did not truly cherish. I resolved that in the future I would only buy items that I love regardless of the price (within reason) from a carefully thought out list. Going further with this, I challenge myself to only patronize companies who are transparent about their social and ethical stance. I am also considering trying out sewing to change the look of items that wound up in the piles of shame. So here's to new habits...
dresses with sleeves (purchased)
casual purse with no hardware (purchased)
strapless bra and bralette
no more than 2 of the following, preferably neutral and patternless:
tanks, sandals, shorts, skirts
zipper hoodie (purchased)
wedding guest dress
By the way...look out for a closet remodel post this month (UPDATE: see post here). Along with pictures, it will include the tools and products we used. Here is a peek at how the new system helped maximize the space of our back closet wall, which used to have just one clothing rack shelf along the top.