Clothes Dilemma

I have a dilemma. It’s minor but it’s bugging me and I’m curious as to what others think on the matter.
I think I’m a minor hoarder… not anything like the show but I do tend to prefer to keep things, as opposed to getting rid of them.
I want to simplify my life, I want to simplify my home…along with redecorating, redesigning, remodeling… it. This is going to be a long journey, but I am excited for it. Simplifying means getting rid of excess… so I went through my pile of jeans the other day and only eliminated 2 pair. I grabbed a pair this morning and threw them on in a rush [January has been casual month for me] and now realize they are non-flattering, a bit too large, and just kind of blah. At first thought, I think… I should wash them and put them in the Goodwill pile. But then I start second-guessing myself… I could use them for those bloated days… what if I start gaining more weight? I could use them when I’m gaining baby weight? [NO! I’m not prego right now!!!] This is usually the road block that I encounter while trying to purge. The entire “WHAT IF” mentality. I need to forget about that and just purge, right?
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2 thoughts on “Clothes Dilemma

  1. I definitely have that problem with more expensive items – like jeans. We're not done having kids so. I want to keep the whole range of options available. :-)With shirts and other stuff I purge once a season. If I haven't worn it in 6 months I probably won't ever wear it. Out it goes! I'm a major purge-er. Ha ha. Drew is just like you. He doesn't mind if I clean out his clothes,but he "doesn't want to know the details". I have to purge when he's at work. We're a good team on the front. Ha!

  2. Yes! I am a minimalist at heart, and can tell you from experience as a former pack rat that if you haven't worn it in six months or if it isn't flattering, you should just let it go! Who wants to wear something that makes them feel frumpy, anyhow? Plus, if you keep clothes for the "just in case" you gain weight, it isn't very motivating to lose weight. I do, however, keep things that are a size or two small, because they motivate me to lose weight 🙂

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