“You couldn’t POSSIBLY have a single thing left to get rid of!” If I’ve heard it once, I’ve heard it six (million) times. And I get it. How much junk could a girlfriend purge if a girlfriend could purge junk?
How about six paper grocery sacks and a big box worth? And I’m not finished.
I have a good reason this time. Spring is here (in my dreams), which means winter clothing is being PUT AWAY (I don’t even care how cold it still is–I REFUSE to wear a coat/vest/gloves) and spring/summer clothing taken out of “storage.”
Except we wear t-shirts all winter (with a hoodie over them) and then just take the hoodie off in the summer and wear shorts instead of jeans (the girls wear their capri sweats year-round).
And since we started eating a plant-based diet in October, I’ve gone down a size, and Gabe has gone down two. And while we’re shrinking, our girls are growing. NOTHING FITS ANYBODY.
We’re also getting rid of our “funeral” clothes. Like my one pair of dress shoes and the only shirt I own that’s not a t-shirt. I haven’t worn them in over two years. If someone dies, I’ll borrow something or head to the thrift store.
Speaking of, that’s what makes this purge so painless (and freeing!) for us. All these coats, boots, pants, shorts, bras, and shirts that don’t fit us? All came from the thrift store and cost very little.
And they’re just going back from whence they came.
You don’t have to be as extreme/minimalist/”fashion don’ts” as we are, but may I suggest that getting rid of some of your clothing might be a teensy bit freeing?
Who’s up for the challenge?
(I’d love to hear what you purge!)