All The Things!

I have a problem.

It’s not that big of a deal.  In fact, it really isn’t a problem, per say…
See?!  There I go again.  I just can’t seem to help myself!
My problem is not a unique one, but that fact alone doesn’t make it less of a problem.
So what’s this thing that I keep babbling on about?
I hoard clothes.
And not for anything other than the following excuses:
 – It’ll fit me again soon because I’m finally working on getting back into shape.
 – I don’t have the money to replace it.
 – It’s really cute, even if it doesn’t fit me or I never wear it.
 – I bought it to wear with this other specific piece that I haven’t hunted down, yet.
 – I have too much of this other color and need to balance it out.
 – I need to replace it before I can get rid of it.
 – I need a weekend of relaxation.  I’ll get to it next week.  (isn’t this one always on the list?)
The sad part is that most of this is absolutely ridiculous… especially since I end up wearing all of the same clothes over and over again and never touch this other stuff.  I do like the pieces.  I just “don’t feel like dressing up, today” or “want it to be my motivation to get back down a size” or “maybe I could alter it and make it work, again”.
Whatever.  I suck.
Maybe the problem is in letting go.  Just freaking letting go of “all the things!”
I swore I’d try the technique of turning hangers backwards and throwing out the stuff I didn’t flip back around (because you turn the hanger back to normal when you take the item off and put the hanger away), but then I always have an excuse for not actually doing that.  Even with shoes I haven’t worn in years…. Years, people!
Super lame.  I know.
Like I said.  It’s a problem.
But I’m tired of it.  SO tired.  And I’m over not pulling the trigger on some of the adorable outfits (or at least pieces that I find inspired by them) simply because I already have way too much clothing.  I feel like it’s time for a change.  Or more accurately, I’m long overdue for one.
That’s really all there is to it.  I want to purge my massive closet.  And this is where I need your help…
I want to be serious about purging my clothes and getting down to some basics so that I can “rebuild” my wardrobe with newer pieces.  I’m thinking about activating my Stitch Fix again to help with this, but what else can I do?  More specifically, are you all aware of any good techniques for consigning your clothes?  Any websites that have begun e-consigning?  Because that would be awesome.  And if e-consigning isn’t a thing, yet… WHY the heck NOT?!
I’m thinking that making money off of my plethora of old stuff will help entice me to truly get rid of stuff with the reward of having money to replace it with newer, cuter pieces.
So what about y’all?  Have you purged your closet recently?  Any pointers or recommendations?  Am I the only clothes hoarder out there in need of a closet intervention?  come on, now… don’t leave me hanging.  Please tell me there are others out there!
I’ll just be over here in my little lazy corner feeling ashamed and apprehensive…
~Hope
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Posted on February 27, 2015, in fashion, learning, Life and tagged , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 6 Comments.

  1. I’ve been using Thredup to get rid of/purchase stuff because it’s soooo easy. They send you a bag, for free, postage paid. You fill it up, send it back, wait (this part kind of sucks-it takes them about a month) and then they give you money. Either credit in store or paypal with a low fee (like 2% or something tiny). My first bag I got nearly $80 for the stuff. I should find out about my second bag in the next few days, and I’m filling a third bag this weekend. I’m going to keep going until I’m done.

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    • That’s awesome! $80 isn’t chump change. Nice! Thanks for the tip. I will check them out for sure. Definitely keep me posted on what you find out for your second bag. Any idea about how may things you sent in for that first bag?

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  2. And btw, I have two FULL closets that I’m trying to work down to one, maybe 1.5. So yeah, I TOTALLY fit the category of clothes hoarder.

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  3. My entire closet consists of clothes that no longer fit. Somehow I gained 20 lbs in the last year and so those clothes don’t fit but I can’t stand to go shopping for a bigger size because they also don’t fit right. Needless to say, I live in leggings and my husbands hoodies :/. Which makes me even more depressed because my closet is full of gorgeous clothes. I just need to get on the ball and lose some serious weight.

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    • Oh boo! I know that feeling. You feel like buying up the next size won’t fix the issue, but that doesn’t change the fact that your collection still doesn’t fit. AGH! Sorry, girl. But at least leggings and hoodies are still a cute combo, right? You’d think that one day I’d finally use this as motivation to finally get my butt in gear and get in shape, but sadly… that still hasn’t happened, either. I’m a mess. haha. Sorry you’re in a pickle. Maybe we can motivate each other to get serious!

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