Cleaning closets

So earlier I had said I wasn’t going to go thru and weed out my clothing, but I have been. While cleaning out the guest room I would continue the cleaning and go into my closet. This is what I have my clothing down to for now. I know down the road I will let go if more. Here is my current list:

23 Tank tops

13 Greek tops

11 Sheath tops

4      Long sleeve tops

7      Long sleeve blouses

24    Tops

42 Tee shirts

30    Skirts

5     Long skirts

5    Capris

5    Trousers

24  Dresses

6    Pullover sweaters

8    Jeans/capris jeans

11  Blazers

11 Cardigans


New chair

I bought this chair at the thrift store for $5.00. I tore off the vinyl covering and then put this floral material on it.

I bought 6 scarves at the Dollar tree store and sewed them into  a autumn wrap. $6.00 compared to  $29.99 and up.  I like the wrap better than wearing jackets while driving.

Update on sorting and down sizing. I am concentrating on going thru stuff and not so much clothing, but I have narrowed down my jeans to 3 jeans and 4 capri jeans since work has started letting us wear jeans to work. Of course the jeans have to be in good condition, no tears, holes etc… so that’s off of my to  do list.

Getting There

It’s been awhile since I have written. I have been busy clearing out my parents closets. My mom still had some of Dad’s clothing, plus all of her clothing, jewelry etc. I clean out the garage….haven’t touched the shed! Yikes! My mom had 7 totes of stuff. The funny thing is the totes weren’t full. I cleaned out the laundry room and for the most part the kitchen. I am sorting dishes right now. I cleared out my mom’s closet, under her bed and all of the dressers. I finally washed her bedding and the dirty laundry she had from when she went into the hospital last August. That was a hard task. It made everything final… if that makes sense. I have the spare room and the family room still to go and clear out. I am not counting on all of the items my siblings want that I have to put aside and of course they live in another state so no help from them on cleaning and go thru stuff.
As I am clearing things out I have tried to go thru my stuff. I have tried to make my wardrobe minimalist (Insert minion laughing). Biggest problem is that I live in Knoxville, TN and the summers are unbearable. When you wake up at 6:00 AM and it’s 76 degrees out! So I have figured out that I have to have a spring/summer wardrobe and an autumn/winter wardrobe.
So I have narrowed it down to this: (Insert minion laughing again)

7 Tank tops
14 Greek tops
7 Sheath tops
7 Tops
14 Tee shirts
7 Skirts
7 Capris
3 Trousers
7 Dresses

7 Tank tops
7 Sheath tops
7 Tops
14 Tee shirts
7 Skirts
7 Capris
7 Trousers
7 Dresses
7 Pullover sweaters

All Seasons
7 Tank tops
7 Sheath tops
7 Tops
14 Tee shirts
14 Skirts
3 Jeans
7 Dresses
14 Jackets
14 Cardigans

Which is a total of 234 pieces of clothing. I am going to try to narrow it down. This should be fun! LOL


The past 9 months have been a roller coaster of emotions. But after tons of tears, heartache and pain there was a light at the end of my tunnel and I was finally able to buy my parents home.

New home

It’s been awhile since I have posted anything. I was going to buy my parents home, but without going into to much detail a sibling of mine got a lawyer.
So now I am house hunting. It is exciting and scary all wrapped up in a bundle of I have to pack and move.

And so the adventure begins!!!