Clear Out

Had a rather big clear out this weekend.

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It was actually a very difficult thing to do. Some of the things I was throwing away I’ve had for years. I am a very visual person and I generally remember what I was wearing for different occasions – so I remember outfits when I had happy days – like when Joe asked me to marry him.

For this reason it was more than just clearing out old clothes that I don’t wear/like/or fit. It was letting go of my past and making room for my future. I have got rid of some things that I have attached huge sentimental value to. Although it has been very hard, I believe it was worth it. I have had to admit to myself that I am not that sort of person any more – I’m a grown up and so had to get rid of stupid clutter from my younger days.

I do have a habit of getting very attached to stuff. I keep very silly things like old cards and letters. I suppose these are more visual reminders of my past – but I am learning that I don’t need them.

It is very nice to be able to open a drawer easily and to look under beds without huge bags of old, size 8 clothes. Which only made me feel bad about myself. I can open my wardrobe and put on anything in there. That hasn’t been the case for ages. Plus I can now say I like all my clothes! Might even make some money from selling the old ones. Winner all round I’d say 🙂

5 thoughts on “Clear Out

  1. That’s a lot of stuff! Are you like, a shopping addict or something?

    (It could have been put to good use – Bob is always in need of an extra pair of trousers/shoes/socks/underwear to chew/sleep on/make dirty..)

    David.

    1. My 1 year old boy would love the one with grey! I like to see how cozy my boy can be wrapped with this btaieuful blanket. My 4 years old boy also would love to play with the blanket to create his imaginary world. We will move to a new house 2 weeks later so it would be a memorial gift to them. Thank you for such a lovely giveaway!

  2. I’m not really a shopping addict – I can’t afford to be. I am a hoarder though – I had clothes in that pile that I’ve had since my early teens! Still, made some money out of them on ebay (the good stuff anyway).

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