Saturday, November 8, 2008

Time flies!

Has it really been a week?! Wow! Ok, well, here's what I've been up to...




packing. We finally got the official call this week that we closed on the house so now we are all in a tither trying to get inordinate amounts of junk and crap and amounts of clothing that could make you dizzy into boxes that seemed a lot bigger before I brought them home. So I haven't really had the time to do any blogging. Sorry.



Anyway, I've decided that I have just too much of everything. So as a solution on the clothing end of things I went down to my friendly neighborhood Ikea and bought 7 of these bags...

The only clothing I'm keeping will have to fit in these bags. Here's the breakdown...

1. jeans

2.other pants (this includes everything from workout pants to slacks to wear to work)

3. casual tops

4. work tops

5.unmentionables

6.sleepwear

7.misc. (this includes skirts/dresses which I have very few of, scarves, hats, gloves,etc)

That's it, no more than that. I don't think I forgot anything, at least I hope I didn't. Anyway, so today I loaded up 3 big lawn sized garbage bags full of clothes and took them to the thrift store and gave another half a bag to my mom who was kind enough to come over today to help us. When we got back home I noticed a whole shelf of clothing that I meant to give away so I'll be making another trip. It's a sickness, I tell you, having this amount of clothing. I held on to so much, telling myself I'd fit into them again some day...yeah right. Those all went. The only things that I still have that I will never wear again are 1 prom dress, 1 bridesmaid dress, 1 high school football jersey (I didn't play, I wore it when I took stats during games) and my high school letterman's jacket. Somethings just don't need to be let go.

Tomorrow...shoes...ugh!

6 comments:

CurlyPops said...

Uggghhh packing and moving...enough said!

edward and lilly said...

I do not envy you at all although it sounds like you are super organised!

one little acorn said...

Cool bags from Ikea! And that you limited yourself to just seven? Amazing! Well done.
I do love a good clear out and it's amazing how little you miss it all. In fact I find I feel somehow lighter after a decent purge.
Have fun and good luck with the move.

Melanie Gray Augustin said...

You've done so well! I'm in the same process at the moment. I'm sorting out my summer clothes, deciding what will be packed to take back to Australia next year - the rest has to go.

potty mouth mama said...

Eeek - I hate packing. I dread the day we have to move. I have so much JUNK!!! Hope it's not too painful.

muralimanohar said...

I am the queen of packing...I could fit WAY more than you would actually hope for in those bags, rofl. It's gift and a curse. Airport checkin people hate me. :p