hand me downs and messy closets

one of my favorite cleaning activities is to purge stuff.  particularly when it comes to closets.  if it’s too small, too big, doesn’t fit right, or isn’t getting worn, it goes.

ahhhh, doesn’t that feel better?



my husband johan, is not a purger.  our second year of marriage i decided to giveaway a pair of his shoes….  let’s just say he didn’t appreciate my awesome closet editing skills.  so i’ve learned to ask and to be ok when the answer is no and to never send him with the box of stuff for good will.

the kids’ clothing and accessories are usually handed down to family and friends and it’s always a blessing to be on the receiving end of the hand-me-down cycle.  makes life so much easier.

my stuff typically goes to good will, but a couple weeks ago i brought my pile to a group of ladies going through a year long rehabilitation program.  knowing who my gently used (and still cute) clothes were going to, made the cleaning process that much sweeter.

how about you….  what is your closet cleaning style and who do you give your hand-me-downs to?

xo . rae



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  • sara May 18, 2013 at 3:57 pm

    i have a rule: what i don’t ware during a year,i give away ,usually in January!
    I give a lot of my clothes to friends and the rest to charity shops 🙂

    p.s.i also learned not to mess with the man of the house closet.ups

    • rae May 20, 2013 at 2:34 pm

      love it, sara! thanks for sharing…. xo