I’ve got the urge. The urge…to purge. Do you know that feeling? The one where suddenly you look around yourself and see you are surrounded by junk you never use and things you don’t care about? That’s where I am. Ever since our closet collapsed last year I’ve been irritated with the quantity of clothing I have that I never wear.
Me: You and I wear the SAME five outfits every week. Why do we need so many clothes? And we keep buying more!
Him: Well, when I buy clothes they are more of a replacement…
Me: But we never actually get rid of the things you’re replacing!
I look at that one skirt and can’t bring myself to send it to charity because what IF I need to dress up one day? I’ll have to go buy another skirt when I could have just had this one to begin with! Or I’ll look at those shoes, know I haven’t worn them in over a year, and still want to keep them for the “Just in case” factor. Just in case I need to wear my magenta Doc Martens again. YOU NEVER KNOW.
But seriously? It’s making me crazy. I mean – KRAZEE. I find myself looking in every corner of our home and contemplating throwing everything away. Just donate it ALL to charity and start over. And then only buying stuff we really need. And when we buy new stuff? We HAVE to get rid of something old. It’s a revolution, people. I’m making a stand.
I am planning on going through all of my clothes this weekend and reducing it all to actually fit in the closet. If it doesn’t have a “place” by the end of the weekend? It goes to charity. And “That Spot On The Floor Next To My Laptop Bag” is not a real place and doesn’t count for storage. The clothes must be in drawers or on hangers or shelves. Anything left without a home? Goes to charity. I mean business, people. And this is not just for me, this is for MrZ and LilZ too. They can either give me their input and choose which clothes go, or I’ll choose for them and I guarantee you – the shirt with the holes right above the nipples that you love to workout in? IS HEADING STRAIGHT TO THE GARBAGE.
Note from 2020: This would normally be the kind of post I would delete but I like to show that the urge to purge started long before the Operation Downsize of 2015.