It happens twice a year in our home. The closet purge. They tend to occur each year around the same time, new years and spring in our household. There is just something about this time of year, maybe all the 'New Year, New Me' commercials and advertisements? Who knows, but I get suckered right in. So my honey and I headed to our closets and began our Sunday mission -- clear the clutter.
If it wasn't worn in the last year it was gone. We bagged them up and headed to Goodwill to make our donations. But for this trip I had a little more in mind. Some new work blazers and some jeans to DIY some new summer cut offs. Does anyone else hate paying $100 for blazers or $50 for half a pair of pants? Yeah this gal, too. I'll be honest I typically only head to Goodwill for donations and to par ooze during Halloween but with Orange County's recent renovations of their Goodwills I have been dying to glance around their new Boutique style stores.
And of course, like every other human being I make that personal resolution to up my workout game in the new year so all of the athletic wear (at a fraction of the price) was a huge bonus. The best part? I cleared out so many hangers by donating my old items I was able to make room for new pieces without the added guilt. Oh yeah, and did I mention the guilt free price tags? Another new years resolution (save moolah) I can check off my list ;)
I was pretty stoked to come across scooters (for only $9.99!!!!) and immediately jumped on and started telling childhood stories of racing down our hilly San Diego street. Since I am often found on my bike and roller blades around our neighborhood I was tempted to make the purchase until babe caught my near (fatal if you as me) crash.
In the end, I didn't find a blazer or pair of jeans for my next DIY project but I did leave with a bag full of other wardrobe essentials and goodies for my classroom! Which is a total win for me as I have never purchased school items from Goodwill and us teachers are always looking for a deal. I was able to clear out my closet for a good cause, get a head start on some spring essentials and keep my wallet happy. Is it weird I am already looking forward to my Spring closet purge so I can have a valid excuse to come par ooze through the racks, old records and ride scooters around again?
This post was sponsored by Goodwill, however all pictures, content and opinions are that of my own.