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Out With the Old!

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Welcome to all of my new Thrifty Friends following my bog and thank you everyone for all of the encouraging comments. As a mom I get very few, "thank you's" and "good job's" from my kids when I clean the house, make dinner, and fix things up, so it is nice to have this blog and all of your great comments. I finally feel appreciated and validated! Speaking of doing things that no one appreciates, here is one of them:

I clean my closet out 2 times a year (spring and fall). I also go through my kid's closets at the same time. This weekend I went through all of my clothes packing away the winter ones and tossing the ones that I haven't worn in a year (If I don't wear something for a year I have a rule that it must go). I even got my DH to go through his clothes with me and between the 2 of us we really cleaned out! It feels so good to have space in my closet.
Winter clothes all packed up (DH's too, I don't have that many clothes).

Clothes that didn't get worn this winter and therefore must go to charity.

Well some of these clothes haven't been worn for 2 years and 9 months. I never did go back down to my pre-pregnancy size again after my 3rd child. He is 2 years old now and I have finally decided to let go of these clothes and get on with my life (Bwaaahaaahaaa). I went out and bought a few new clothes and it feels good to see a closet full of clothes that fit and not be reminded by my skinny clothes of what I used to be. It feels much better to live in the moment and not the past. Now if I ever go back down to my pre-pregnancy size I get to buy new clothes!
I'm thinking about keeping the jeans and making a quilt for picnics and laying out on the lawn, but the rest are history!


  1. I just did the same with my kids! It's a pain while i'm in the middle of it, but its soooo nice when it's done!! i like the picnic blanket idea!

  2. I really need to do this.Thanks for the encouragement!

  3. Do you have any kids designer label clothing in those bins? If so, thought I would drop you a line and let you know about (a new "designer resale jubilee...where you can outfit your kids for virtually free!")

  4. I have an award waiting for you on my blog :)

  5. I like your blog! You have some good ideas! I need to tackle my closet. Wonder why we like getting new clothes, but don't like to get rid of things?