Today has been quite gray; cloudy and minimal with rain. It has been a perfect day for cleaning out my closet. And oh boy, did I need that!
When I’ve been looking in my closet and drawer, I have seen a lot of clothes. But even seeing it every day, I didn’t really realise it was that much! Now and then, in the mornings, I’ve had trouble finding something to wear. I have felt like I wear the same clothes over and over. Knowing this, I knew there had to be some clothes that could be tossed away. Beucause why would I get that feeling with my closet so full of clothes.
Over the two last days (yesterday and today) I’ve done some cleaning. Yesterday I attached the pile of tank tops and t-shirts. There were so many tshirts I have held on to for the wrong reasons. Like my old Robbie Williams t-shirts. I adored them once. Now they are too small, not white but sort of yellow and Mr. Williams is not that hip anymore. Well, maybe that will change now, since he’s reuniting with Take That for a year. Anyways, it’s been silly to keep them, even if they’re in the ‘band/music category’ and I’m very attached to t-shirts like that. I’m making a new rule; if the t-shirt won’t be worn, toss it. (No rule without an exception; all Springsteen T’s will be saved, no matter what!)
Today I’ve dug out all my old skirts. Oh my! I didn’t know I had that many. I remember years ago (around 5) I was in a skirt phase. Lots of these skirts is from that period. The skirts on the picture above is not all my skirts, it’s only the one is I’m tossing. I’m too embarrased to tell how many it is. If you want to know, you have to count them yourself. haha.
I thought I was good at throwing out things I don’t use anymore, but clearly I’m not! I’ll have two full plastic bags full with clothes I won’t/ don’t wear. Knowing this, I need to change my routine.
Another thing I’ve discovered while cleaning out my closet, is that I buy more clothes than I think. I like to see myself as someone who doesn’t buy that much clothes. I don’t feel like I do at least.
I’ve always complained at my mum for buying too many clothes. She can have 5 white t-shirts and buy another one just because. Now I see that I’m not so unlike her after all… I guess that, in some areas, I’m much more like my mum than I up to now, have thought.
Some of my clothes I’m tossing because I don’t like them anymore. But most of my clothes I toss because they don’t fit.
Over the past year (or a little less), I’ve seen my self gain weight. It’s happened gratuately and not over night. Lots of the clothes I wore a few years a go, I won’t fit anymore. I’ve never been big and my waist has always been small. But the last year things have changed. I’m not making a huge deal about it; it’s just how things have become. I am not what you can call overweight; my weight is normal. But even though I don’t make a huge deal about it, it’s not like I don’t care at all. To be careless, is one step in the wrong direction. I have no intention to get bigger than I am today. But I also realise that at age 31, I will probably not weight under 60 kg again. And that is not my goal either. If I could lose 2 kg. and stay there, I would be very happy.
How I’m going to do that? That question will requier another 600 words (yep, I counted them) and definitely a new blog post.
PS. All clothes that I toss, I’m not really tossing them. I give them to the Salvation Army. Everyone who get rid of clothes, should donate them to the Salvation Army or some similar organisation.