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Closet Retrospective

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I’m a Closet Archaeologist

Now that our youngest children are almost ready to go to college, my husband and I think about downsizing our home. So far this looks a lot like me watching a lot of HGTV and buying decor magazines.

Slowly, slowly, I also spend time decluttering bookshelves, drawers, and closets. I don’t claim to be good at that whole KonMari decluttering fad, but I make sure everything I find is worth keeping. Do I really want to pack it, pay to ship it, and then find a place for it in a new house? The answer most often is no.

Exceptions are some of my kids’ outfits from when they were little. There’s a coming-home-from-the-hospital onesie, baby overalls, and at least one very well-worn Barney t-shirt. And that’s just for one of my kids before he turned two.

The Clothing Timeline

Digging through the closets in my house can be a timeline of fashion. It’s like when Lucy walks through the wardrobe into Narnia, but with out the fur coats. Instead my enormous walk-in closet has clothes in the back I want to keep forever. Future archaeologists will study my collection years from now.

I mostly keep clothes because of the strong, happy memories they evoke, but also because I hope to pass them down to future (far future, please!) grandchildren.

Even if you don’t have kids, I bet you have a few old concert t-shirts and the like tucked into the back of your closet.  The clothes we hang on to for a long time usually carry significant meaning. You remember exactly what happened when you wore them.

Whether it’s a special occasion item, the shirt you met your spouse in or the dress you wore on the first day on the job, those clothes become a part of the memory.  We keep them around for a reason. Now, Clorox 2® Stain Remover & Color Booster keeps your favorite and most special items looking great and stain-free, so that you can keep the memories around longer.

Keeping Your Clothes Clean, Now and Later

Worn by all four of my kids!

Even old clothes can stay looking new with the help of Clorox 2® Stain Remover & Color Booster. It both removes stains and brightens colors. Also, you can save stained clothes even after they’ve gone through the dryer. Just pre-treat with Clorox 2® Stain Remover & Color Booster, then wash as usual with Clorox 2® product and your favorite detergent. When you use Clorox 2® you extend the life of your wardrobe and keep your clothes looking newer longer. For best results, be sure to pre-treat using Clorox 2® Stain Remover & Color Booster. Need tips on how to get more out of life and laundry? Visit

Did you know when you pre-treat stains with Clorox 2® Stain Remover & Color Booster to get more out of your laundry. It removes four times more stains than detergent alone.[1] That means you’ll get more life out of your clothes, more looking good out of your closet, and more fun out of every day. Learn more about Clorox 2® at

Laundry Tips: How To Remove Stains and Boost Colors

  • For standard washing machines, add product to the wash basin along with your favorite detergent.
  • Fill the cap to the first fill line for small or regular loads and to the second fill line for large or extra-large loads.
  • If you have a HE washing machine, fill to the first fill line and add product with your favorite detergent in the detergent dispenser.
  • For best results, start the washer and add both detergent and product before adding clothes.
  • Extra-dirty clothes? Pre-soak the garments before starting in mixture of 1 cap-full of product (to the first line) and 2 gallons of water (the warmest water recommended on the care label). Pre-soak for 30 minutes.

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Anne Parris

Anne Parris is a managing partner Midlife Boulevard. Her personal blog, Not A Supermom, is your typical mommy blog that her kids say used to be funnier. Anne has a business degree and a dusty résumé from a top accounting firm and a Fortune 500 company, which she reminds herself of every time she is washing underpants. She lives with her family in Virginia and blogs mostly to support her coffee habit.

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