Getting Rid of Clothes

Remember my post about wanting to get on board the Capsule Wardrobe ship? Well, the hardest part, for me, is saying goodbye. I thought it would be easy, because I’m not sentimental. It’s always been out with the old, in with the new. Out of sight, out of mind. Well, in most cases. I’ve never had a problem donating clothes (still in mint condition) I don’t wear anymore so hey, what’s so difficult in getting rid of more clothes?



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Well, my problem is, MOST of my clothes are office wear. I gave quite a few suits to my sister in law, but I don’t know if I should get rid of all of them. I’m not working now, but who’s to say I’ll be staying at home forever? What if I decided to get into the work force when Ashton is, say, 3 years old? He just turned 1 yesterday by the way, and time flies! Do I get rid of all of them, THEN purchase new ones when I decide to go back to work? Wouldn’t that be wasting good clothes? These suits are timeless anyway, and they don’t really go out of style, unless shoulder pads make a huge comeback (please God no!). Shall I save some favourites in vacuum storage bags for future use? HUGE question mark here. Thoughts?

Then, the next thing is, my warmer outerwear and boots. Man, it’s hard to say goodbye even though I know I won’t be wearing them. I might travel to a colder country one day, but I don’t see that happening any time soon. So, I should keep a good pair of leather boots and a good warm coat and sell the rest? Oh, my heart. Ouch!

And of course, the old clothes that don’t quite fit yet. Most of you know I’m on a journey to a better self. It’s not a hurried or rushed journey where I want to lose 2 dress sizes in a few months. I’m just trying to eat healthier, working out more regularly, and you know, there’s no end to this. It’s a change of lifestyle. Shall I store these clothes away until I can fit into them one day, or shall I just get rid of them mercilessly, and then buy new ones when the time comes? I know I’ll be delighted to buy new clothes (who isn’t?) but you know, waste not, want not. Trying to be thrift and all that jazz. Darn it!

So help me! What do you think? What would you do? Are these just excuses for myself? I’ve been going back and forth with this for a while now, so I need your advice!



xoxo Lily