27 Feb 2012

The Annual Wardrobe Clearout

Does anyone else get the urge to have a good wardrobe clearance at this time of year.  Perhaps it is the sunny weather we have been having but de-cluttering the closet is uppermost on my mind.  How is it that I accumulate so much stuff when I have hardly bought anything new for the last 12 months.  If I am honest, I find having  a lot of clothes a burden - I would rather have a few good things that I feel happy in.  So, out with the overwashed T-shirts, the bobbly jumpers, the skirts that are a bit too tight or too long or too short, the same for trousers.  Out with the shoes that don't really go with anything, too high, too flat, too old.  Out with the jackets that don't quite fasten or are too big, the sleeves too long or too short.  And do you know what - it feels good.

My lifestyle doesn't call for fancy clothes


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 I prefer something more practical - this is more the sort of thing I would go for


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 or maybe this

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 or if we are going out for a meal or somewhere special  - may be this

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Of course, all the above pictures are a fantasy collection of clothes that I would love to own, but never will.

On the upside I do have two bin bags full of unwanted clothes waiting to go to the charity shop, and more space on my hanging rails and shelves -  and a feeling of satisfaction of a job well done. 

All I have to do now is start filling it up again.

7 comments:

  1. You're right Elaine it is that time of year to have a clear out. I've been throwing out shoes and scarves this weekend and am astounded at how much I have not worn in ages!

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  2. Yes, I too need to have a clear out. I'm so fed up with wearing winter clothes but daren't shed them just yet. I have several things not worn for ages that ought to go:)

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  3. I really need to have a good clearout of my wardrobe, I've got things in there that haven't been worn for years.

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  4. I love the process of sorting my wardrobe as the seasons change. I'm really strict and try to charity shop anything that I don't wear on a regular basis. I had capusule wardrobe advice from John Lweis about 4 years ago and it revolutionisedmy lifestyle!

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  5. I'm another one who needs to have a good clear out of my wardrobe - I think that might be a project for this weekend! What I also need are some nice new spring and summer clothes - pretty ones! I have no end of things to wear for gardening and dog walking and if I want to dress up and go out partying I'm OK there as well. What I lack are some pretty summer dresses and skirts:)

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  6. My "sentiments" exactly! You called it just right, Elaine!

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  7. Always a good idea to get rid of things that have not been worn for ages. Carity shop them.However I can see you in floral wellis leaping about in your veggie garden!!!

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