Saturday, January 20, 2007


Over the last week, I have purged my dresser and closet of FOUR trash bags full of clothing.

I'm in a bit of awe over that. What a waste of space!!! The last bag is sitting on my doorstep waiting for a woman to come pick it up. I love fr**cycle! All the clothing I have passed along using that group. (** -- replace the ** with "ee" -- I don't want hits on my site from people searching for info about them.)

I let go work clothes that I've hung onto, even though I left full-time employment over 6 years ago. I let go dress-up clothes that just won't fit anymore. Last week I let go shirts and pants that just weren't comfortable and/or didn't look any good on me!

I admit, a lot of this purging has come from watching that show on cable where they give a woman $5K provided she gives up her entire current wardrobe, and takes their advice on what to buy to replace her clothes. They look at some of her "favorite" outfits and tell her why they just don't work, and then give her ideas on how to choose clothes that will be the most flattering for her shape / coloring / lifestyle. The hosts are pretty harsh (which I don't like, but understand it's part of the show) but these women are always thrilled at the end, and BOY, do they look better at the end of the show!

I packed away the clothes I decided to keep in plastic bins and just left maternity clothing in my dresser. And, the clothes I kept I separated into breastfeeding-friendly and not breastfeeding-friendly to make things easier after the babe is born.

I still have to go through my undies drawer -- but whatever gets purged from there will go straight into the trash :) In fact, in addition to the 4 bags I gave away, at least one additional bag went to the trash.

You'd think I was a clothes horse, but I'm not. I will probably do a bit of purging again after the babe is born and then fill in with clothes that are flattering and that fit well.

Next to tackle: the boys' closet and drawers! And I need to prod DH into purging his side of the closet as well.


  1. Anonymous6:24 AM

    Congratulations! Isn't it a breath of fresh air when it's over and the clothes are OUT?

    That's very smart to divide post-baby clothes into breastfeeding friendly and not. :)

  2. Anonymous7:39 AM

    congratulations! doesn't it feel good?

    I did a big purge of the girls' clothes and mine (5 trash bags full!), but I think it's going to be time again soon. And to get my husband to do it, too!


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