Closet Cleanout

Twice a year, like a lot of people, I change out my closet. Typically in April and October I find myself emptying my closet and drawers and hunting under the bed to pull out storage bins full of other clothes, in order to make a big swap.

This particular season I found it to be an even larger task than I anticipated, even considering the time I had set aside to complete the task and the glass of wine I was holding.

I pulled out summer dress after summer dress from my closet and decided to start counting, just to see how many I had, and that’s when I came to the rather startling realization that I own fifty-four warm weather dresses. That’s right, fifty-four. Now, I could give you all sorts of reasons for this and I will—some of them I’ve had for years, I wear dresses most days of the week in the warmer months, the majority of them aren’t going out of style anytime soon—but the reality of it is, I don’t need to own that many. I really don’t go shopping that often but I weed out even less, and it’s finally caught up to me.


So, with that being said, I pulled out over thirty pieces of clothing and made a pretty substantial donation pile. Except, I’m not going to donate them—not quite yet anyways. I decided to have a little fun with it and am actually going to put them up for sale, for a limited time. So, there you have it. I am selling my old (although most of them aren’t really old) clothes, so we’ll see how this goes! You can see the details of how to browse what I’m selling below, but I wanted to include one important detail first, and that half of all of the proceeds from the sale of my clothing will go to Adriel Foster Care. Adriel is a wonderful agency that I first learned about from my church. They help to care for children in need by setting up foster care and adoption as well as family preservation. You can learn more about them here.

My clothing sale will last for two weeks, until November 5th. Any items left after this time will be donated. And after all, donating them is really not really a bad alternative, in my opinion!


If you’re interested in browsing through what I have for sale, here’s what you need to do:


  1. Follow @shopcreativityandcouturecloset on Instagram, or view it from this link.


  1. Comment SOLD on anything you’d like to purchase or comment on any items you’d like more information on (because, let’s face it, the photography is pretty subpar).


  1. Add $6 shipping to each order and allow two weeks for it to arrive.


**Side note: you will notice that not all of my items are for sale online quite yet. Check back in a couple days and they will be!!

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Maybe you’re not looking to purchase any more clothing right now, but I do hope that by reading this post you feel motivated to streamline your closet and perhaps let go of a few things you don’t wear any more. And if your experience is like mine, by doing this you’ll find yourself being able to better enjoy and appreciate what you do have.


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