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Sorting Clothes

January 31st, 2014 at 12:59 am

In the last almost 2 years I've lost about 100 pounds, so I've gone through a lot of clothes. It's been a while since I've sorted through some of them to see what fits and what I've grown (shrunk?) out of. I tackled some of them today (though not as much as I would have liked), and ended up with about 10 pairs of jeans. Some are in like new condition (I only wore some of them a few times, *sigh* the waste!) so I'm going to list those on craigslist tomorrow. Others are a little more worn; I tend to buy jeans that are too long for my short little legs and wear them long so the bottoms get frayed. Going to drop those off at Saver's this week.

I also have a couple of skirts, a dress, and a nice suit jacket with matching purse that are in good condition. The dresses even has the tags still on it. So they will go on craigslist, too. I have to fix some hems on the skirts first - they are coming undone form general wear, but it shouldn't be too hard.

Of course, this is the plan for tomorrow. I have severe depression, in addition to SAD (Seasonal Affective Disorder) so all my well intentioned plans could be railroaded like they were today. I'm hoping putting my intentions out here will help keep me motivated and accountable. Smile

My Theme of 2014: Downsizing

January 28th, 2014 at 06:40 pm

I don't make resolutions. A friend of mine came up with the idea years ago instead of creating a theme for each year. My 2014 Theme is Downsizing. I'm focusing on downsizing my spending, and downsizing my weight. A post I just read on 's blog got me thinking. Why not downsize my possessions and clutter, too? If I can buy only what I need (with a little splurge now and then) why can't I own only what I need (with a little splurge now and then)?

As I said in the comments: Last year I moved from a three bedroom, double living room, dining room, and storage room apartment to a one bedroom, one living room, no dining room apt. I got rid of A LOT of things, but I STILL have way too much for my space space. I've been slowly (too slowly, lol) working my way through boxes and piled of things in an attempt to have only what I need, use, and what fits in my house. Do I need four sets of bed sheets? No, I live alone and 2 is plenty - one to use and another to use when the first set in in the wash. Have I gotten rid of the extra sets yet? Nope.

Thing is, I really need to focus on getting rid of all these extras, especially since I don't use or need them, and all they do is take up valuable space in my home. It makes my place messy and cluttered and feel very unwelcome to guests. I think this may be part of my theme of 2014 of Downsizing.

Thanks Toilet-Paper-Tracker for the post How Much Stuff Should You Own.