our old clothes that is...
This weekend, I cleaned out our closets. All 1.5 of them. Yep, bet you didn't know that we only have only 1.5 closets in our entire house! One of which we installed ourselves. Apparently in 1940, closet space was not a home buyer's top requirement. This is also the reason why I have become such a basket freak. When I say, "It's in the basket!", I have to clarify which corner of which room and which color basket I am referring to. I'm obsessed.
To be honest, 1.5 closets has worked out okay thus far. Mostly because Chris's wardrobe consists of very few essential items and furthermore, he is willing to fold most of them in the dresser. That and the fact that we currently have an unoccupied basement for anything that does not quite fit.
But, times are a changing folks. Not only do I have an entire new season of clothes to add (it's called "maternity season"), the third member of our family will need his/her self some closet space! Miss (or Mr.) thang is going to need some room to sprawl out those new duds.
Anyways, I have been looking at California Closets (wow - pricey) and Container Store's ELFA sale for ideas to make the most out of what we have. Any other ideas are much appreciated!
In the meantime, I scored $40 bucks for my old clothes. I highly recommend trying to find a resale store in your area rather than heading straight to Goodwill or the like. I think $40 bucks is $40 bucks more than I had at the beginning of the day - all for clothes that have sat for who knows how long on my shelf. Be prepared, however, that most resale stores will only give you about 30% of what they buy the item for and sometimes 50% if you are willing to trade it for another item in their store. I personally like the instant gratification of cash more than trying to sell for a few weeks on ebay or Craigslist...
With the few extra dollars, I am pondering the purchase of this frock (spotted during my daily blog dose) - good for maternity, good for regular, good for in between, don't you think?