Day 523 – #94 Donate 101 things to charity

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I’ve had another sort out through my wardrobe.  I know, again!  You’d think I’d be happy with it by now but sadly not.  You know when you get that feeling of “I’ve got nothing to wear” even though you’ve plenty?  Well that’s how I’ve been about my work clothes.

De-cluttering experts recommend turning your hangers round the wrong way and then when you’ve worn something put it back the right way round.  Then you can see which things you never wear.  Well that wouldn’t work for me for a few reasons.  Firstly, having my hangers round the wrong way first thing in the morning when I’m still asleep is likely to send me into a rage.  Secondly, I know I have things that I hardly ever wear but want to keep.  What I geekily call “Going out” tops need to be there for the very rare occasion that I go “out”.  There would be no point in throwing it away.  I also have a load of running stuff that I keep hold of, just in case I ever start running again.  It’s expensive to buy so I’ll keep hold of it for now.

However, I have managed to winkle out 18 items of clothing that I am not going to wear again.  Either too small (sob), deeply unflattering or just past its best they are out of there!  I really ought to crack on with my capsule wardrobe items but that can wait for another day and another blog post….

Day 285 – #Donate 101 Items to Charity

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I am one of those weird people who sorts my wardrobe out seasonally.  I may have mentioned it before.  But it keeps my wardrobes slightly less cluttered.  It also means I get the joy of discovering favourite items again.  Plus it means that twice I year I get ruthless with my clothing.  This autumn was no exception.  I got rid of *anything* I’d not worn at all throughout the summer.  And anything that was in my winter stuff that I no longer liked.  With a net result of 35 garments towards my charity count along with 9 pairs of shoes.  Some of which, to my shame, I’ve never worn.  You know how it is… you see something you like the look of but never really have the opportunity to wear it.  Well I’m quite bad with shoes.  I love the look of them but then can’t walk in them.  So I’ve been ruthless with those too.  Some of them are just beyond their best so they’ve had it too.  I’m feeling quite cleansed 🙂  And have plenty of space for some new things….