Every time I shop in The Container Store, I am always inspired by their perfectly organized closets. Now, I know it is easy to organize a closet when all of your clothes are shades of the same color and you have the perfect number of shoes to fill exactly 8 cubby holes :-)
But I think the real key to their organization is working with fewer items. And because I am a pack rat by nature, my closet is JAMMED full of stuff. Yes, I still have jeans from college. Yes, I still have sweaters from high school. I did make a New Years resolution to purge many of these items and I did. I gave away a ton of cute clothes to the deserving college students that worked for me AND I donated several bags to GoodWill. So I have tried. But I am still holding on to things I know I am not going to wear for a long time...if ever.
For example, my ridiculous wardrobe of "work clothes". I will admit...when I worked full-time...I was a bit of a clothes whore. I was hooked on Banana Republic and would stalk their sale section weekly. I loved getting dressed up for work and I think it is safe to say that I went a little overboard.
But now that I stay home full time AND have a tighter budget AND have a baby girl that is way more fun to shop for than myself...there is just no need for me to own or shop for these kinds of clothes any more. Now, I do have lots of classic never-go-out-of style dress items that I do want to keep for teaching, meetings, and other events. But there is also a lot more that I know I can part with and still go on. I mean for crying out loud...I still have clothes with tags on it!!!
I do get a little anxious thinking about selling/giving away any of my clothes, but I am on a mission to simplify my life, starting with my closet. Call it nesting...call it claustrophobia...call it a reason to buy cute organizational bins from the Container Store...whatever you want. But it is time to clean this closet out once and for all. And while I do plan to be generous and donate some things, I do have lots of nicer items that I would like to sell.
So what do you all think? Is eBay the way to go when it comes to selling clothes? Should I check out consignment? Are there other places you can sell clothes/shoes/purses? I have seen some people set up blog sales. Anyone ever done a blog sale or purchased anything from one? I am just looking for a way to part with some of these things and if I can make a little money to put towards Blake and Addie's wardrobes...perhaps it will be easier to part with. Any advice in this department would be much appreciated :-)