The junk in my closet started to turn into monsters. They slowly took over my room, my space and my tidiness.
So I decided to get rid of my monsters.
‘That retro telephone’ which I might turn into a cool street art installation one day, the ‘bottle of wine that survived the shipwreck I was on’ which I was going to make into a cool sentimental DIY project, those product manuals that I keep holding on to ‘just in case I ever need them’, the dress that shrunk in the laundry and has become too short to wear but that I keep because it fondly reminds me of that party that contributed to me and my boyfriend getting together, the interactive knitting project pieces that I spent so many frustrating hours on that I can’t handle the idea of throwing my hard work out, they all had to go.
Instead of strategically and structurally going through everything I own, I just decided to throw away 10 items per random category to get me started. I found that it is a great way to fight procrastination. Because you don’t feel like you need to take a whole afternoon to go through your closet and reorganize it: you just pick whatever you can find that you never wear anyway and leave the rest as it is. But, in the process you actually do get rid of quite a lot (I ended up getting rid of a lot more than 10 items per category). I would highly recommend it as a quick way to make some space in your life.
In no particular order, get rid of:
10 clothing items
10 boxes and/or containers
10 pieces of paper
10 random objects
10 beauty products
Some things I gave to charity or to people I know who might make better use of them, other things I returned to their owners, most things I simply threw out.
My room feels lighter. I don’t miss my monsters.
Do you have your closet monsters under control?
April 30, 2014 at 16:29
What a great idea randomly getting rid of 10 things in each of those catagories. I may join you, I’ve been spring cleaning but not feeling like I’m getting anywhere. I hope this helps. As always, thanks for the inspiration!
April 30, 2014 at 21:18
You should try it! Somehow it feels less intimidating than doing ‘the whole category’. Good luck!
April 30, 2014 at 18:40
Oh my gosh! Your monsters are too funny! I just did a massive clothing purge last night… It’s not entirely done, but I took out two bags of stuff that’s too ragged to give away last night… Feeling lighter!
April 30, 2014 at 21:19
Good for you! Some of my clothes I donated, others I really just needed to throw away as well (socks with major holes etc.) Feels good doesn’t it?
April 30, 2014 at 21:12
I wanna get rid of stuff in my closet, just so I can make closet monsters like yours!
April 30, 2014 at 21:20
Haha! Well, nobody is going to stop you ;) Clothes definitely make ‘easier’ monsters than boxes though.. just as a general tip ;)
April 30, 2014 at 23:26
YOU ARE AMAZING.
I haven’t felt so inspired in so long! Gosh you’re so creative, I love you!
May 7, 2014 at 10:30
What a great thing to hear, thank you!
May 1, 2014 at 12:50
This pictures are hilarious Marielle. For a long time I get rid of my monsters, if I don’t wear I get rid of it. I often trade with my girl friends, it’s fun! Like this we get new to us clothes and get rid of what we don’t want. Today I posted a bit about it. Love your blog so much!!!
May 7, 2014 at 10:31
Ohh trading is such a great idea as well. I have two sisters so sometimes I get some old clothes from them as well ;)
May 1, 2014 at 23:06
So awesome! I love your closet monsters!! This is a great idea you are right 10 things isn’t as overwhelming as everything :). Thanks for sharing creativity & inspiration
May 7, 2014 at 10:32
10 seems like just the right amount to get your started, but still make an impact ;)
joyce m. welch
May 2, 2014 at 10:50
Such a great idea! Shared this with my daughter! Love the monsters, so very creative :)
May 7, 2014 at 10:32
Cool! Hope she liked it
May 5, 2014 at 16:51
I haven’t seen something more brilliant in a long time. <3
May 7, 2014 at 10:33
:D thanks mary!
May 15, 2014 at 20:34
Declutter: My medicine monster - [INSPIRED] by Emma
May 15, 2014 at 20:37
Thanks so much for sharing your “monsters” with us!
I found it so inspiring that I had to create a monster of my own
…and he’s definitely the start of many!!!
May 21, 2014 at 12:55
I’m going to check it out right now!