So I firmly believe that summer cleaning is new spring cleaning. Something happens to me where, as soon as school is out, it’s time to purge. This is the second or third summer where I have gone through my entire house and have gotten rid of a TON of stuff!! I honestly don’t even know how we accumulate so much! One minute everything has a place and the next minute drawers are becoming stuffed, tables have piles, and closet doors don’t even shut 🙈.
My daughter goes to daycare but normally I take her out for the summer since I have off (see bio). This summer, my husband and I agreed to keep her in an extra week so that could go through the house and just get rid of everything that we haven’t used since our last big cleaning (hello Marie Kondo!). We are hopefully moving in the next few months so this HAS to happen!
I started with our closet and OMG was it a mess! I wish I took a before picture because it was BAD! The door wouldn’t even shut…what is the opposite of a walk in closet? A step in closet? Because that’s literally what it was. You could barely even step in.
I think what happens is that on the rare occasion we “dress up,” we both start throwing clothes on the floor when they don’t fit right. Well, not really my husband, mostly me. I am stuck at a weird size. I lost the baby weight but I am not the size I was pre-baby. I have this “pooch” that kind of gets in the way of things fitting right. Any other mama’s deal with that post-baby pooch? 🙋🏻♀️ I am just really self conscious, therefore, my clothes and I have a love-hate relationship at this point.
After about 4 hours, I had 5 bags (trash bag size) of clothes to give to charity. It was really such a bittersweet feeling. On one hand, I am so happy I got rid of SO much stuff, but on the other hand it’s a little depressing. I don’t think I will ever be the size that I was; my body is completely different, so in that sense, it’s like saying goodbye to the part of my life when I could wear tank tops and shorts that had regular buttons and not elastic. Haha!
The closet was just the start of my summer cleaning. My next room is our guest bedroom; and I’m pretty sure that is going to take more than 4 hours 😩.
Do you do a summer cleaning?