I have been putting off cleaning out my closet for months now. Earlier this year I decided to move to more of a minimalist lifestyle. I was supposed to kick off that change with a massive purge, but I’ve been lazy and hadn’t quite gotten around to it yet. I very rarely go in my closet anymore.
I started the minimalist shift this Spring with a change to working with a capsule wardrobe. Btw this capsule wardrobe thing is really working out well for me. My daytime look is comprised mainly of blouses and pencil skirts, and my weekend wear is mostly jeans, white Tshirts, and colorful scarves.
For the past few months, I’ve been working with the same 10 or so pieces that I keep on a rolling garment rack in my spare room.
A few nights ago I went to move the rack, and it broke, as I stood there watching it go down and all the clothes spilling to the floor I thought it’s time to move the clothes to the closet. Most of the clothes in this closest haven’t been out in a year, and many of them will not fit into my capsule wardrobe plans.
This past Sunday it was storming and the perfect day to stay inside and tackle this closet cleanout. All I need for tackling a project like this is the motivation to get it done, some music to make it fun and some sturdy bags like the Glad ForceFlex® Plus™ Advanced Protection Trash Bags that can handle holding everything.
As I examined each item I pulled out of the closet there were a few what was I thinking moments.
These shoes, for instance, have survived several closet cleanout but are still yet to be worn. I think it’s time to let them go and in the donate pile they go.
The Glad ForceFlex® Plus™ Advanced Protection Trash Bags pass the torture test for me and are perfect to handle this chore.
I was able to stuff a few bags full of shoe boxes, the superior strength of the RipGuard™ technology in the Glad ForceFlex® Plus™ Advanced Protection Trash Bags held up; none of the bags had any rips or tears.
Having already made the shift to working with a capsule wardrobe made this closet cleanout a lot easier, and faster. Any items that don’t fit into my new look or color scheme had to go. Anytime in good condition went to the donate pile and things that were less than steller went to the trash pile.
One 30 minute Spotify playlist and 6 Glad ForceFlex® Plus™ Advanced Protection Trash Bags later this project is done for the day, I’ll save the guest room closet for another day.
Are you tackling any big cleanout projects this summer? Maybe your closet, basement or garage needs some attention, be sure to grab the Glad ForceFlex® Plus™ Advanced Protection Trash Bags on your next trip to Walmart, these are the bags you need on hand to tackle big projects.