Woohoo! I am so excited to update you all on the progress I have made in my closet. I cannot even begin to tell you how much better I feel after just one week! Now, keep in mind that I am not finished! And I am OK with that, because I have much progress to share and celebrate. The first thing I want to share with you is this.

Piled clothes

I know, it’s a disaster, right? But, the good news is that piles like this always mean that progress is underway! More good news is that those piles aren’t there anymore. In fact, they were only there for 1 day until I could get things off to the donation center. I feel so much lighter just seeing how much I was able to get rid of! And that isn’t even all of it. Take a look at this pile of hangers – further proof of my pruning.

Piled hangers

Before I began this process, I wondered just how much I was actually going to get rid of because I have learned how to prune my wardrobe on an ongoing basis, but Aby’s Organize Your Closet class process and worksheets have been amazing at helping me realize exactly what and how much I need. I have made some tough decisions, including getting rid of these items that I love, love, love.

Clothes back of door

I came to terms with letting them go because they simply don’t fit my body, lifestyle or needs right now (and honestly never have.) I found dear sweet friends to provide good homes for them, and that actually made letting them go feel great. I like giving things to people I love! After I got down to just the clothes I am keeping, I swapped out all my mismatched hangers. And now, let’s take a look at my main clothing rack. Ahhhh, so much better!

Clothes rack

Along the way, it’s been awesome to have access to Aby when I run into stumbling blocks. Like right now, for example, I’m at a crossroads. I could do some simple, inexpensive things to make the space a lot more inspiring and functional. Or, I could opt for a new closet organizing system and really maximize the functionality. I have thoughts and ideas, as does my husband, but being able to access a professional organizer to help when I get stuck is just incredible. Tune in next week… hopefully I will have made a decision by then! And either way, I will most certainly have some great progress to report.

Happy Organizing!