I decided I needed a 10-15 minutes break from sitting at my desk while working from home yesterday and pulled out the 4 dress suits from my closet and folded them up in a big bag. I added lots more stuff to take to Goodwill too! A dress skirt, 2 casual pants, king size sheet set, dress slacks, 3 pair of jeans, a tote/work bag, swim suit, 2 tanktops and an old electric typewriter. I have totally gotten rid of all clothes that either do not fit or I do not wear!I don't think I have ever been in that state before. Yay me!
I still have a lot of clothes (or so it seems) but it's all stuff I do actually wear. Now I have to go through my shoes. I don't really have a lot of shoes. I have narrow feet and shoes cost a good penny for narrow, so I've never been able to afford it, nor been much of a shoe horse anyway. I pretty much have 2 pair of tennis shoes I wear, some flip flops, a few sandals, a few dressier shoes (that rarely get worn) and some snow/rain boots.
I don't know why I still have that typewriter. Hasn't been used in years. In fact, I think it needs some work. One of the keys sticks, if I recall. I think my mom bought it when I was in high school and had to type papers for school. It's in a case and just taking up valuable room in my small walk in closet.
I still don't know what to do with DS's stuff and his room. Over Christmas break I did get in there and box it all up. Lots of stuff in that desk, all the dresser and nightstand drawers, drawers under his bed and all the stuff in the closet. It took me several tries because it was just too depressing. Now we just have a whole bunch of boxes stacked up in the room on the floor, so now the room seems even more crowded and depressing. I hate going in there, and I know DH is as reluctant as I am to address it. I just wish he'd take all the boxes out to the garage, but I know he hasn't because he doesn't really have the room. If it were just a matter of hauling them out there and stacking them in an empty corner it would probably have been done. But he'd have to go out there and spend an hour or two trying to re-organize (the already organized shop/garage) and that would be too much "thinking" about DS, you know? He is trying (though not very hard) to sell some of the racing equipment, but nothing has gone yet. If/when that happens that will make some extra room out there. I would like to "re-do" the bedroom and make it into an office for me. I just don't know what to do with all his stuff. He basically left everything but some clothes and even then there were drawers and closet filled with clothes he didn't wear or didn't fit anymore. I did at least give all that to Goodwill. One of these days I'll see if I can at least get all the boxes into the closet and just shut the door. That would be a start, I guess.
Ok, so now I just depressed myself when I was feeling really good about getting rid of my excess clothes!