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Shopping in my Closet

January 24th, 2007 at 12:54 pm

There are two things I do in winter fairly regularly. I gain at least five pounds and I wear the same few warm things. Sort of go into a hibernation rut in the damp, cold weather. Funny, I used to enjoy the cooler temps. Getting older and more acclimated to this region, I suppose.

I had the urge to shop. But I really like having most of my clothing allowance at the end of the monthly cycle that we use. And I knew I had clothes. The evidence was in my closet. I try to weed out things to keep it neat, but there are things that have been in there for a few years. So, I decided to do something that I've heard as a phrase before--shop in your own closet. I usually pull everything out and match up clothes when I travel. But it has been awhile. And there are clothes I just move around. So I pulled everything out and tried everything on. I've discovered several things....

1. I hate complicated clothes. Things that cause me to have to do gymnastics to get into are not for me. Some layered things that are attached and cling to each other while trying to get them on are out. Also, things that you can't get your head through without strangling yourself.

2. I have a hard time getting rid of anything my dear DD has bought me as a gift. She is great with clothes and I love that she thinks of me.

3. Instead of putting things into categories, I need to just go ahead and match things. Even if I wear them the same all the time, eventually I will get tired of it and match it with something else. But categorizing just leaves them on the hanger because I don't spend the time when I get dressed matching things. So things are now matched up.

4. I have some very out of date pants since I only wear jeans most of the time. The dress pants are okay, but what are some of these others doing here?

5. The five pound gain has not made some of these things too tight yet. Funny, I could have sworn that I wouldn't get into them. They've just been waiting for me to get a clue.

6. Yes, I have some things with tags still on them. Sheesh. I've cut the tags off and those ribbony things that you use when you hang them. They never work for me for some reason.

7. I need to find my iron...

8. Some things I have are just laughable. What was I thinking?

9. I have enough clothes and I actually like them.

So, now I have a closet of things I will wear and a bad case of static in my hair.....

4 Responses to “Shopping in my Closet”

  1. fairy74 Says:

    ooh, I need to shop in my closet too, it has been getting a little out of control of late! Good inspiration thanks Smile

  2. pjmama Says:

    Hehe. I did that recently, but I've found I threw more away than found to keep. I tend to wear the same things over and over for some reason... ah well. Glad it worked for you!

  3. daylily Says:

    I'd love to 'shop my closet' but when I do I find that I'm about 10lbs to heavy for a lot of the things in there. Depressing. I should go get on the Nordic Track.......

  4. paigu Says:

    I love to closet shop! Especially when I find the lost ones in the back. I need to force myself to stop wearing the old standby black sweater/dress pants or skirt combo and utilize some of my other sweaters.

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