Simplicity – Small & Cheap

Living simply & cheaply…wherever you are!

Closet Purge

In light of my realization that I have too much stuff, did a MAJOR closet purge Saturday. I got rid of more than I kept. Of course, I’m still not fully unpacked & I have laundry to do, but I’m still pretty sure it’s mostly gone. If it didn’t fit (either direction), was the wrong color for me, wasn’t practical for nursing, or i just plain didnt like it, out it went. Sort of:).

I was a little more relaxed with my maternity clothes since there weren’t many shirts. There were also a few things I JUST bought that I’m going to try to work in with better colors for me (they are white & black) until I have the funds to replace them. They are mostly basics that get worn UNDER things – tanks n cami’s n such.

Al was watching me go through my clothes and didn’t recall seeing me in 90% of them. I have two items that i bought in Indonesia that don’t fit but are a beautiful batik fabric that I may be able to repurpose them somehow…pillow covers, a runner? We will see. I also decided on the way home to have things made from my wedding dress–I wish I had been ready to gut it last year when we baptized DD. I suppose the next one(s) will get it.

I’ve been reading “Your Money or
Your Life” again and just read the part about adding up all the extra costs relating to work to get your true hourly wage. Boy did that make itself apparent today! I had about 10 pr of black pants and 4 suits I bought just prior to getting pregnant that I just can’t see my myself fitting into or wearing again. Plus a bunch of shirts I bought to wear with my black pants. Black is NOT my color and I had a closet full of it. I wish I cared as much then as I do now!

Anyway, here is the impressive mountain of clothes I’m getting rid of.


March 12, 2009 - Posted by | Living Simply | ,

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