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Rainy Day Project: Purge Your Closets

This post is sponsored by Glad® but the content and opinions expressed here are my own.

What do you do on a rainy summer day besides sleep in? Well, I crack the windows and clean! There’s something about the cool breeze and the aroma of earth wafting through that inspires tidying and tackling. Kiki and I are spending time at my mom’s house, so I’ve been deep cleaning and helping her get organized. The biggest project that needed to be tackled were her clothes. She and my aunt enjoyed shopping together and fast forward ten years, she still has many pieces of clothing with the tags still on them. She also enjoys thrifting so even after giving some things away, she still had closets and drawers packed full of items she had forgotten about.

I’ve grown to LOVE purging. There’s something freeing about letting physical belongings go. By only having to keep track of the items that we actually wear and use, I free myself from much of the headache that comes with managing a household today where we are taught more is more. I think my mom holds on to some of those ideals, but finds herself overwhelmed when there’s too much stuff. I was able to help her make headway one rainy afternoon. We went through two closets and two dressers and put together a total of T E N bags of clothes and shoes to donate to an upcoming rummage sale.

We used Glad® Advanced Protection trash bags during our great purge. I grabbed them at Walmart and I was happy to see that they were much cheaper there by $3.00. I’ve mentioned my excitement over trying new cleaning and household products before so as you can imagine, I was pretty excited about these trash bags. Well the excitement didn’t come until I actually put them to use. I was impressed by their durability and how fragrant they are. Glad® Advanced Protection trash bags neutralize odors with Febreze® odor control for up to 7 days, guaranteed and are made to tackle the heaviest loads with RipGuard™ technology to prevent rips and tears. I was impressed with how these bags handled heavy loads of shoes and heels without ripping. If Glad® Advanced Protection trash bags can withstand the toughest test of air travel, then surely they could handle shoes, right?

This purge was quite the project, but I’m so glad that I was able to help my mom tackle her stuff. She said I put her to work and doesn’t know how I do it. The thing is I don’t. I purge little by little to keep things manageable so I don’t have strenuous projects to tackle. With all of our things in storage (surprise, we’ve been living that nomad life minus the travel perks), I’m reminded of how very little we all need. So once we move into our new place, I’ll probably purge some more… because invigorating!

What projects are you tackling around the house? Doing any purging? Consider using Glad® Advanced Protection trash bags in your next projects as they’re tough enough to tackle the heaviest loads!

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Sheena Tatum (founder)

Hey, I'm Sheena! I married my jr. high sweetheart and together, we raise three tiny humans in NW Indiana. I'm an introverted free-spirit and serial dreamer obsessed with all things tropical and carefree. I love inspiring others to live wholly and find beauty in the mundane. I don't always get it right, but I'll keep trying anyway. :) Email: [email protected]

  • The last month, while my girls have been in camp this is what I’ve been doing. purging everything that I don’t need so I can have piece of mind. I usually donate items in good condition so it’s a win-win for me.

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  • Kiwi
    4 months ago

    Ive been out of town for a month on vacation I have some serious purging to do. I definitely will be doing it when i returning .

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  • Carissa
    4 months ago

    We recently moved…well in March and we are still getting things settled and purging items. I may have to check these bags out because I get tired of regular garbage bags tearing on me.

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  • Christiana
    4 months ago

    Decluttering is always the way to go! I Love these bags and would definitely love to have them,my closet can use some decluttering right now.

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  • Serena
    4 months ago

    I need to do some purging, but I do not seem to have time to do it. I get off track with other stuff. These look like the perfect bag when ready.

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  • Tanay
    4 months ago

    Yassssss glad! I love these bags. I need to declutter so bad. I need to do one big purge and then I’ll be able to maintain it little by little. Wanna come help? Lol.

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  • Ola
    4 months ago

    Wow! You had a lot of things to purge! I completely agree that purging is necessary to organize most spaces. I love that you were able to help your Mom. I’ve been looking at these Glad trash bags for my kitchen. I love Febreze and already use it in my trash can. It would be nice to purchase a trash bag with it already inside.

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  • JoAnna
    4 months ago

    I’ve learned to love decluttering. I went through a bunch of clothes this spring and it felt good to get rid of some things in my closet.

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  • Kita
    4 months ago

    Now that’s a purge! I did a major purge when we moved but it’s time to do it again. I just like minimal stuff. Helps me keep my sanity. I will definitely be grabbing these bags.

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