Sunday, March 16, 2014
Wardrobe purge: phase 1
This has been on my list for a while. I've gone through my underthings, nightwear, casual pants aka track pants/sweats, socks/nylons/peds. I'm in great shape in those departments.
Next: removing the Winter/Fall clothes from the bottom bar in my closet, moving the Summer/Spring clothes down from the top bar, finally returning the Winter things, but this time, to the top bar. While doing so, I started to purge: a large kitchen garbage bag is now full, and awaits a donation drop off this week. 1/2 of my clothing was returned to my closet, about 1/4th awaits me, now set on a side chair in my room.
Phase 2: go through the clothes on the chair and either place in closest or donation bag; go through 2 bins of stored clothes and make a decision about them. Finally, move the empty bins to storage down cellar.
I am being ruthless: stained, too small/too big, never fit right, I have something I like better, bad color, bad style, out of style, what was I thinking etc -it's all gotta go. I don't need or want clutter in my life, and I freely pass it along to someone else who can hopefully benefit from it.
Phase 3: go through my shoes. My foot arthritis isn't ever going to go away, time to reduce my shoes as well. Additionally, I want to go through the coat closet and purge anything not being used.
My list of needs is getting smaller. While initially I thought I'd need to buy some new dressier T's/tops, I have plenty already that I can use over the next 10 work weeks, into Summer. I have some older, lightweight cardigans that will have to do. One area of need: pants.
I'm too tired to do any more today. I'm off for a nap.