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Wednesday, 8 June 2011

Clothing purging (or not)

I've now unpacked all my clothes, shoes, boots, bags, scarves and other accessories into my new house. I've had to overflow into the coat cupboard in the hall to get everything in which is not ideal.

I'm aware I've got too much but at least its all in the cupboards now, and its fairly sensibly categorised as well, though the tee shirts/ knit tops will need further sorting out as I don't want the high round necked long sleeved winter ones jumbled in with the scoop necked short sleeved summer ones, or the 'bumming-about-on-a-Saturday' ones mixed in with the 'smart-enough-to-wear-with-a-suit-for-work' ones.

I am obviously going to need to do one of those closet purge activities, but I think you need to be able to get into the right mental place for that and I'm not there at the moment. I really need to cut down on my shopping so making good use of what I have is going to be a great starting place.
I also seem to have stabilised at a reasonably constant size (no idea on my weight as I've not currently got any scales) so looking sensibly at the too large and too small items makes a lot of sense.

For the moment I shall just breathe a sigh of relief that I am unpacked in the wardrobe arena, and look for my red nail polish so I can do myself a sandal wearing pedicure!

Any tips on wardrobe purging would be greatly appreciated!

3 comments:

Rhoto said...

Hi Ruthie!! What to purge? Here goes:
1. Haven't worn it in a year.
2. Too big.
3. Too small.
4. Don't LOVE it.
5. Tied into bad memories.
6. Saving it--just in case ;/
WHEN you're ready, have FUN purging!! (Sounds strange, eh ;)
Rhonda in Montreal (PR)

Janine said...

If it makes you feel better, today I am wearing a 25 year old jumper that has several holes in it. It come from Scotland when I was on holidays there. Since I am unlikely to go back I still have it. I have lots of clothes like that. Clothes do not have feelings but it is still hard for me to purge.

velosewer said...

Only keep the clothes you really love. Store the clothes that have good memories and give the rest to charity. This is a big step, but you'll benefit from it. We just got rid of 5 garbage bags of clothes and I think we were too weak to get rid of some clothes.