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Thursday, April 19, 2012

Because it was so warm here on Monday, I've been in the process of switching my clothes from winter to summer wear and organizing my closets.  I've made many discoveries about myself.

First, I have too many clothes.  I've always liked clothes and rationalized that if I had a lot so that I wouldn't have to do laundry quite as often, but I seem to have gone overboard.  Every year I buy a few new things, but I don't seem to throw anything out.  I still have clothes from the early '90s.  Some fit, some I hope to get back into, but I like them so much they have to stay.  I have one top that is nice and loose and so comfortable, but it looks so bad that I only wear it when I know I won't see anyone.

I also have too many shoes.  I think this goes back to my childhood.  As a young girl, my feet grew and have continued to grow.  I remember walking along the avenue stopping in one of the many shoe stores trying to find something suitable for a 10 year old in a size 5 or 6.   As a result, now whenever I find a pair or two of shoes in my size, I scoop them up, sometimes the same style in different colors.  I can't remember the last time I bought only one pair.

Let's not even mention the pocketbooks.  I've been on a new pocketbook kick and now have several in different colors, again several the same style. 

I'm out of control!  This shopping has got to stop.  Although, I guess I have been helping the economy in my little way.

This has also made me realize how disorganized I've been.  I found summer clothes and summer shoes that I forgot I had.

This work on my closet has spread to my bathroom.  Again, thanks to my disorganization, I found several bottles of shampoo and conditioner that I didn't realize I had.  I won't have to shop for months, which should help my budget.

I feel so good when I look at my closets now.  I think I'll tackle the kitchen next, that closet is looking a little messy.  I may even find some ingredients for a good dinner or dessert.

2 comments:

Mary P said...

I remember shoe shopping for the beginning of the new school year. We went to StrideRite Shoe Store on City Line. Mom always chose brown oxfords for me. (I wanted black shiny Mary Jane's).
I need to do what you're doing, too, and clean out. Hopefully, my husband, the collector, will catch the bug, too.

Pat F. said...

I WAS ONCE GIVEN THE ADVICE THAT WHEN YOU BUY A NEW ARTICLE OF CLOTHING, MAKE SURE TO DISCARD AN OLD ONE. SAME WITH SHOES, PURSES, ETC. OTHERWISE YOU ACCUMULATE CLUTTER....ANYWAY, THAT'S WHAT I WAS TOLD. YOU DON'T WANT TO WIND UP A "HOARDER" DO YOU? YES, OF COURSE I THINK WE DO.