Sooo…I’m trying to get rid of clothes I don’t need. I did this several years ago – one piece of clothing a day for a few months. (A pair of socks counts as one piece of clothing – no cheating there, although I was tempted. However, if one sock is already missing, throwing the other one away counts.)
(These socks are new – I just love the Finn Family Moomintroll books and therefore the socks, too.)
It was great to get rid of so many clothes I didn’t like or didn’t need, but now it’s time to do it again. I haven’t bought many new clothes (I’m *really* not into shopping, except for socks), but meanwhile, the old ones have gotten older. (As have I.) It’s time for another purge, but I find it SO HARD to get rid of stuff I just might use again. Sometime… Sigh.
Another problem is that I tend to wear old clothes, the older the better, most of the time. It helps that I do both my day job and the writing job from home, but still, why wear tattered clothes even after they start to sprout holes? (Can one sprout a hole? I think not.) I don’t even *like* some of them, but I can’t bring myself to throw them away until they’re good for nothing but rags. In which case they become exactly that—rags. So I don’t really throw them away.
The thing is, now I wake up every morning thinking, oh, no, I have to find something to get rid of!! Which sounds like a really dumb sort of problem—it totally is compared to real problems like illnesses, for example—but…but…whine… The only upside is that some of the stuff I give away is actually quite nice, so someone shopping at the thrift store will be happy.
Anyway, I decided to try doing it ahead of time—a whole week at once. (I’m pretty sure I can’t manage more than that.) I dumped out one of my drawers and am doing it sort of like scheduling tweets—find seven items, set them aside, and whew! A whole week taken care of.) I would have taken a pic of the humongous pile, but you don’t want to see my crappy old underwear. Nor do I want to display it on the Internet.
Any advice about getting rid of stuff? I’m sure I’m not alone in this and would love some input, whether it’s encouragement or a virtual slap.
Since I have lots of copies of my books to get rid of, one commenter will win a signed book of anything I have in paperback. If you ask nicely, I might even include a pair of socks. Or if you don’t want paper, I’ll get you a Kindle copy instead. Of the book, not the socks. 😉
Coming soon!! It’s been a while since I’ve had anything new to release. This Christmas collection includes my novella, The Right to Remain Single. It will be out in October.