You can read part one here.
I know I’m a little late with this update, but it’s been a pretty hectic few days over here lately. While I do want, and need, to clean out my closet, it definitely hasn’t been at the tip-top of my priority list.
Despite being super busy, I have managed to go through my shoes.
Shoes have always been a problem area for me, but it really exploded when I got to college. After I got to college I no longer had my parents watching my spending and seeing all the new shoes and clothes coming in the house.
When I went through my shoes last year, I went from about 88 pairs of shoes down to about 66 pairs of shoes. Since then, I did have a little shoe creep as I bought 3 pairs of shoes since then (I think).
Here’s what my shoes looked like before I removed any shoes this time around:
After looking over my shoes, I got rid of 9 pairs of shoes and 13 pairs of sandals/flip-flops. Here’s what I am getting rid of (just the shoes, I’m keeping the dog). 🙂
It filled up an entire 13 gallon trash sack! Don’t worry, I won’t be throwing these perfectly good shoes in the trash. I’ll be holding on to them for what has, somewhat unfortunately, become my annual yard sale.
I don’t know if you’ll be able to see much of a difference, but here’s what my shoes looked like after I was done putting them all away.
I re-arranged them a little bit so all the boots are together, all the tennis shoes are together, etc. I was also able to empty out the basket that used to contain my sandals. Now there’s room for my sandal in the closet with the rest of my shoes.
This will make it easier for me to see what all sandals I own so I can get to them and wear them more easily this summer.
By my math, I’m down to only about 50 pairs of shoes now. That’s still a lot, and I might continue to get rid of some more as I work on cleaning out my closet, but for now I’m happy with my progress.
Up next: Tackling my clothes. Yikes!
Is your clothes closet in need of a clean out?