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I’ll be the one in the Khaki Shorts

I wish my closet looked this organized, but it's definitely looking better!  (photo from Rubbermaid)
I wish my closet looked this organized, but it’s definitely looking better! (photo from Rubbermaid)

Yesterday, I officially hit the 60 pound weight loss mark.  I decided to celebrate by a much needed cleaning and purging of my clothing closet.  Our house is really small and unfortunately, our bedroom becomes the “catch all” for any item that doesn’t have a place. It was time to clear things to make room for living space.

I began by evacuating the luggage and crafting items that were cluttering the closet floor.  Once I could finally enter, I stripped down to underthings, and began trying clothing on.  My daughter, who has decided to purchase a booth at a local outdoor flea market this weekend, waited, with baited breath, for me to place my rejected jeans, tops, skirts, and dresses in her open garbage bags for selling.  Eight trash bags later, I had more than enough room to begin hanging up my clothing that actually fits.  This didn’t take long.  My clothing inventory is as follows: 5 tee-shirts, 5 tank-tops, 1 pair of white capris, 3 pairs of shorts (two of which are khaki), 10 summer cardigans of various colors (I get cold easily), 1 skirt, 1 dress, and 1 pair of jeans that are a little too big.  I have more closet space than I’ve ever had in my life.  I also have zero winter clothing.  It feels so good to have what I consider so few clothing items and it certainly saves time on my morning quest of choosing what to wear.  Since the weather has been fairly hot, my usual choice is shorts, and most often my khaki ones.  So if you’re trying to find me in a crowd, I’ll most likely be the healthy-looking blond in the khaki shorts! 🙂

How are your closets looking?  Do you own a bunch of clothing, or are you happy with just the basics?



24 thoughts on “I’ll be the one in the Khaki Shorts”

  1. That’s great! I have a ton of clothes. So many cute clothes. None of them fit anymore though. I started packing them up this last weekend and when I’m done they are going to a plus size consignment store in my town. It’s a good feeling knowing that they no longer fit. 🙂

    1. Yay! Congratulations to you! I certainly don’t mind having a smaller wardrobe now. I’m sure before the summer is over, my closet will slowly fill up. It’s much more fun to shop when things actually fit you, isn’t it? 🙂 Thanks for visiting and commenting! I’m now following you! 🙂

  2. Congratulations on 60 pounds! My closest is full of all the sizes I’ve worn in the last 6 years. (Which has been almost 10 different sizes.) I try to purge when I can, but it’s not always easy.

  3. My closet is a disaster. I tend to wear the clothes at the top of the pile more often, since it takes much less effort to find them. Every so often, I’ll get motivated and sort things out, but it’s usually at the end of a season.

  4. Oooh, congrats to you! My closet is full, colour-coordinated and some of the clothes don’t fit anymore. I still try to convince myself that they will fit again soon (so very soon), so I just cannot give them away…I am a mess, my closet is not. Trust me, I wish it was the other way round.

    1. That’s funny! I’m sure you’re not a mess! I do have friends who can’t believe that any part of my house would be messy because I’m usually so neat about everything. That closet is my dirty little secret!
      Color-coordinated!! I’m very impressed! 🙂 Thank you for your kind words!

  5. Congratulations, since we are in metric over here your 60lbs = 27.2155422 kgs, which maybe confusing to you, but 27kg is absolutely amazing. Glad you have culled your wardrobe too, as it’s an incentive to keep the weight off. Somehow if I keep pieces in my wardrobe that are a bit big, it gives a false sense of ….well if I gain anymore at least I have clothes I can wear. Keep up the good work. My wardrobe I need to cull, just because I hang on to items, thinking they will come back into fashion.

    1. Hi Jenny! Good to hear from you! Thank you so much. I’m so glad that I finally took care of my closet, too. Now everything has a place and my room will stay neater–which will make my hubby happy. I did hang on to the jeans and sweater that I was photographed in for my first weigh in because they’re so big. They’re a great reminder of the size I don’t want to be! 🙂

  6. Congratulations! That’s awesome progress! Your closet sounds like mine, pretty empty. I try not to buy too many clothes since I’m still losing. But then I’m not prepared when I need an outfit. But getting rid of clothes that are too big is sooooo fun!

    1. It really is fun!! I figure if I have one dress, one skirt, set and a pair of white cropped pants for summer, I can get by with any dressing up demands. Most of the time I’m in shorts and tee shirts or my workout clothing. I’m going to try to wait until Fall to shop again unless something comes up where I need a really dressy outfit.

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