GROWING OLD WITH GRACIE

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Western Maryland, United States

Sunday, November 7, 2010

hoarding


Thanks to my friend Sharon and her post on hoarding, I decided to take this thing seriously.  Nobody needs this many clothes.  

There was only one way to do the job and to do it right, and that was to empty all closets and dresser drawers and start from scratch.

The pile was 4 ft. high.   


Five years ago, when I lived in WV I had a walk-in closet.  It was wonderful. 

 When we moved here  in '06 we had one tiny old-looking closet. ICK. 

So I started storing stuff in our adjoining empty guest apartment.  


If I wear a different outfit every day for the rest of my life, I'll still have some to take with me when I go.

  Really.


I can never find what I'm looking for.


It's time for a change.  It has to be a drastic one to make a difference.




My side of the closet.  
I told myself before I started this project:  'no more clothes than what the closet can store comfortably'.



And I'm getting rid of this thing.  Who needs clothes hanging in their bedroom?  I don't NEED all of these clothes.  I wear the same things over and over again... my faves.  


 Wow, an empty drawer. 
 Haven't seen that in a while. 


Half way through the day...  the pile's diminishing.  Hubby and Gracie are giving me the thumbs up and paws down - keep or pitch.

I'm collecting huge garbage bags full of clothes for Goodwill.  A lot of things still have tags on.


Don't worry.  Gracie's just putting on her 'I'm unloved and forgotten'  face. Really, we took her to the tennis courts to run-run-run before dark.



Though the middle of the floor is now without clothes, there's one container that I told myself I could fill with summer stuff is way too full and spilling over and there are too many closet clothes yet.  Another day of sorting and filling up bags for Goodwill should do it.  

To be continued....