Monday, March 5, 2012

Purge-A-Palooza: Bedroom

I had purging the bedroom on my to-do list all month, but it wasn’t until February 26th that I actually did something about it! 
I only got the closet purged in February, which was a daunting task for me.  In the next picture, you will see why it was such a discouraging task for me.

Closet Head-On

Down Below

On the Shelf

More Shelf Shots
I am embarrassed to admit that this was my side of the closet.  In comparison, this is Todd’s side of the closet:

Todd's Side of the Closet
Luckily, it only took about 15 minutes to get everything out of the closet to start my piles of save, purge, and garbage.  The pile of “purge” items grew quickly.  I have noticed that most of my clothes have stains on them.  I am so terribly hard on my clothing, which is why I don’t buy anything that is white or expensive!  I hated to do it, but I got rid of a pair of boots that I absolutely love...not to mention they cost me a pretty penny.  I wore them to a club once and suffered the whole entire time.  So, after 10+ years, I finally let them go after wearing them twice.  It’s so silly, if you think about it.  All they were doing in my closet was collecting dust.  I also got rid of another pair of shoes that I really liked, but they hurt my feet as well.

My Favorite Stiletto Boots

Work Shoes That Always Hurt My Feet!

Within 30 minutes, I was starting to put everything back into my closet.

This is what my closet looks like today.

Where Are All My Clothes?!?



Shoe Holder

I donated a very large trash bag full of shirts, shoes and slippers from the items purged in the closet alone!  I still have to go through an armoire and my night stand.   With all of this extra space in the closet, I may start transferring some of my clothing from the armoire to the closet so I can see what I have.  I found 4 shirts I forgot I owned while cleaning the closet!  I will try to work on my armoire and night stand within the upcoming week and post the results mid-month.

For March, I am going to purge items from the Family Room.  Ugh.  I'm NOT looking forward to this room!

I would not be telling the truth if I said I enjoy doing this; however, I do enjoy the results after the job is complete!


  1. I just did the same thing...finally getting organized!! Check out my blog post @

    Susan :O)

  2. Wow!! You got rid of so much and your closet looks awesome!! Doesn't it feel so good to declutter?!

  3. Susan,
    Your closet looks awesome!

    Thank you! :-) Yes, it feels good to declutter. I still dont like getting started though. The end results are always worth it! :-)