Happy Monday! I hope everyone had a great weekend. As promised in Fridays post, my Hug Your Home update is here. And oh my gosh, this one was a challenge – but also super satisfying.
If you’re lucky enough to have a closet that comfortably stores an entire years worth of clothes, I envy you! Unfortunately, I have to switch my closet when the weather turns. Over the years, I’ve been able to separate my wardrobe into Spring/Summer and Fall/Winter – two seasons vs. four.
I have a huge plastic bin that’s full of offseason clothes that I tuck away in storage until it’s time to turn. Since it’s pretty clear that sundress season is officially over in CT, it was time to bring out all the sweaters & cozy clothes this weekend.
This project is super daunting, but always worth it in the end. I popped in my airpods to listen to an audiobook (The Mother-In-Law by Sally Hepworth – really good so far!) that I checked out on HOOPLA. I’ve loved and used this app for years. I spoke about HOOPLA on stories yesterday, but ICYMI – you download the app, sign in with your library card, and check out all kinds of digital media: audiobooks, e-books, music, movies, etc. for free, just like you would the library. It makes the cleaning experience (or any task for that matter) much more enjoyable! Ok back to the closet….
Before packing everything away, I made it a point set aside anything that was not worn this year so it could be sold or donated. I tried my best to be ruthless – if I did not wear this season, it was gone. Of course there were some exceptions, but I did let go of some lurk items. There’s nothing great about having a closet full of clothes you don’t wear.
If you follow me on Instagram, you already got a pretty good sneak peek, but the swap was a success! I made a to-sell and to-donate pile and will be listing some new/barely worn to my Poshmark this week (follow my closet here if you’d like).
There are a bunch of great skirts, dresses, some shoes, and other brand new items that I never got around to wearing. While they’re in perfect shape and I do like them, these pieces are no longer doing it for me and I’d rather them find love in a new home.
Our closet is really nice, but it is completely exposed; so without a door or curtain to close, keeping it clean 24/7 is a bit of a challenge. I cannot even tell you how happy I am that everything has been swapped and organized! I can finally access all of my warm and cozy Fall clothes without struggling to piece together an outfit in the morning.
And I LOVE that my entire Summer wardrobe fits in this box haha. See ya next year!
I would have swapped my closet regardless, but I love the motivation that the HYHC has given me …to not only clean and organize, but declutter and donate a little more than I normally would.
Since I swapped week three with week one, next week is “declutter toys”, and week five is “organize bedroom” I am really not sure what I plan to do for week 4 …but stay tuned!
I hope you all had a great weekend! It was absolutely beautiful in Connecticut so we took advantage of the weather; went apple picking, checked out a new (to us) brewery, did a teeny bit of wedding planning, and made all the apple things! I made apple cinnamon pancakes Sunday morning (used my own pancake recipe, but made this topping), and a batch of crock pot apple sauce. I still have a few apples left and want to make an apple crisp pie (my favorite)!
I feel somewhat prepared for the week ahead, and hope I can keep this newfound momentum I’ve had lately. 🙂
Did you do partake in any Fall fun this weekend? Wishing you all a great week ahead! XOXO