Welcome to my new series, LoudHotBlonde MOVES! My roommate and I are in the process of moving our lives from one apartment to another right down the street from us. I’m so excited for the move! Our new apartment has so much more storage, space, and is just nicer overall. More on that later….
The first project I decided to tackle in preparation for our long move down the street is my closet. I’m low key a hoarder. I can relate to those people on Hoarding: Buried Alive because what if I do need that one t-shirt 3 years from now that I haven’t actually worn in 5 years?! Due to this mindset, I literally have clothes hanging in my closet that I haven’t worn since freshman year of college (that was 2011 to put things into perspective). When I’ve moved in the past I typically just take everything in my closet with me and tell myself, “Oh, I’ll get to going through all of this stuff later.” BUT GUESS WHAT? I never do…
This go round is different. I am FORCING myself to get rid of the old. Check out below how I’m doing this.
1) I went through my closet and looked at each and every piece hanging up. If I couldn’t remember if I had worn it in the last year/I wasn’t in love with it, it was taken out and put aside. Same with the shoes. Also, a few months ago I ordered about 50 of those nice velvet hangers from Amazon and while I was purging my closet, I went through and replaced what I kept with those velvet hangers. Clothes stay up much better on them, and it makes everything looking nicer honestly. I didn’t think hangers could do that, but trust me.
2) You have to figure out what to do with those clothes that aren’t making the journey to your new place. Please please please do not throw them away, other people out there need those things! I had a lot of suggestions about what to do with them, and a lot of you suggested places like Platos Closet or Uptown Cheapskate. To be honest, the stuff that I was getting rid of wasn’t all that nice. It was mostly things from Target, & TJ Maxx, nothing that people consignment shopping would get the biggest trill out of finding. My plan as of today is to take everything to GoodWill and get that good tax write off ayyeeee.
3) I got this idea from a bunch of people who replied to a story I posted on Instagram, but instead of packing everything in a suitcase and then having to hang it back up, I’m going to use trash-bags to move my hanging clothes. I’ve done research on it, and pretty much you just put the trash-bag over a few pieces of hanging clothes and it keeps everything from falling out/protects you clothes. Conceptually, it’s the same as the hanging bag you get when you buy a dress from a department store. UH HELLO YES. I’ll be jumping on that this week and report my findings of course.
Do you have any tips to make this process easier that you’re willing to share?! If so, PLEASE comment them below!