If you are a regular reader here at Momof6, you already know that I have been on a bit of a decluttering binge this year.It has been something that Steve and I have needed to do for a long time, and somehow in 2012, the moon and the starts properly aligned themselves, the proper motivation possessed us, and we've created enough openings in our busy schedules to chip away at these tasks a bit at a time. We've taken on the basement, the kitchen, the bathroom, the media cabinet, and several closets in the past few months…. and we are currently focused on the garage.
But in spite of dozens of bags of items being donated to local charities, entire truckloads full of items taken to the recycling center and off to a local tag sale…. somehow I still have a few items left in my clothes closet that makes me stop and say, “Hmmmm.”
Why on earth am I keeping some of these things around? ‘Cuz I know the rule just like you do…. “if you haven't worn in the last year (and it's not your wedding dress!) then it's time for it to move along”…… so why are these still here?
Truly, I have no idea.
Purchased for a vacation trip with Steve…. to Hawaii no less! Haven't worn it once since. (Maybe I am keeping it for our next trip…. you know, in another 15 years!)
Circa 2005- Cute Halter Top
I was rockin' this top right after I lost 20 pounds of post-baby weight… and boy did I feel great wearing it! But I was still a woman in my 30's back then….. and even though I am trying very hard to return to that 2005 number on the scale… I don't think this top and I are going to be friends again if I do.
Circa 2004- Shiny White Jacket
I loved this jacket when I first purchased it…. I wore it with jeans, with dresses… and often with the sleeves cuffed. But now I look at it- and it waaaaayyyy too high-gloss. And white.
You know what's even worse?
It's not the only ugly white jacket in my closet. Sigh.
Circa…who the hell knows?
I have a problem with keeping old athletic shoes around for a long time. I mean, once a pair is broken in and just snuggles your feet perfectly…. who cares what they look like? Right? (Anyone?….. Bueller?….. Bueller?) Okay- I'm hitting 6pm.com right after I finish this post!
Circa Early 2000's- Pleated Plaid Skirt…. in Brown
I think this skirt should be worn with my hair in pigtails, starched white shirt (tied up to show my belly of course), while dancing in a school hallway singing “Hit Me Baby One More Time”. Other than that…. it's time to go.
So what do YOU have hanging in your closet…. that you know it's time to move along? Please leave a comment and share!
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