I have been wanting to buy new clothes for a couple of months now. Why? Because I am bored with what I wear and realized I was wearing the same things over and over again, even though I have a closet full of clothes.
Hubby tells me "Go shopping if you want." We can afford it. As a matter of fact, I have $250 in a prepaid Visa and an American Express Gift Check that I got as incentives from work. I could buy pretty good wardrobe for $250. (Yes, I am a clothing bargain shopper as well.)
One problem is that it is hard for me to get motivated. The biggest reason being that I have to try on a LOT of clothes to find things I like and that fit well. Though, I discovered Fashion Bug about 6 months ago and their clothing sizes seemed to be more consistent. I used to be a JCPenney fan, but every brand there is sized differently. Oh, and it is always really crowded.
Another problem I had was that my part of the closet was PACKED. Well, not jam-packed. I could move the hangers back and forth, but still pretty packed. I kept telling my self that I needed to get rid of some clothes, but just hadn't done it.
Then yesterday, I walked in the closet to get the laundry and saw a sleeve hanging out and thought, "I don't like that anymore." So, I took it off the hanger and tossed it out of the closet. Then I started pulling more out. "Don't like it." "Why did I even buy this." "Too raggedy." and on and on.
When I was done, I had a BIG 2 foot high pile of clothes outside the closet door. I should have taken a pic, but didn't even think about it. So, I climbed over the pile and went and got a trash bag and the laundry basket. Then I started sorting into dark donate, light donate and too crappy to even give away. The too crappy bag ended up full (It was a 13 gallong kitchen bag.) and went to the dumpster today. I washed the dark load and it is all folded into a second bag. And the white load is in the dryer...I left it going when I went to bed...and I will unload and bag them up tonight.
So, my closet is much emptier and I have a ton of empty hangers. I will NOT be buying that many clothes, so we will probably get rid of some hangers as well.
Hubby has been camping and I think he will be shocked when he comes home to see my much depleted clothing supply. LOL!
I think I will go shopping this weekend.
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