I kept t-shirts as reminders of events - first athlete I coached to the state championships, first meet I hosted as a head coach, first shirt I designed with an awesome quote on the back, shirts that were gifts from friends/family, shirts that I can wear to work since they are affiliated with the school.
I kept work clothing that I basically knew I would never wear. But, they were trendy, or they cost more than I usually spent on clothes.
I kept clothes that might be getting too small, or that were too big. Because, who knows, I might be able to fit them better one day if I start working out again. Or I may get bigger if I continue not working out.
Last year around this time, I took part in Six Items Or Less. It was awesome. Six pieces of clothing that I wore for thirty days. I did it twice. No one noticed. Even people that I told about it couldn't tell I was doing it. I actually got a lot of compliments on my clothing since I was paying more attention to making sure I looked decent.
Since then, I have been on a mission to get rid of my clothes that I don't wear. I got rid of a lot after that experiment, and have gotten rid of even more since December when I started trying to minimize my life even more.
It is still somewhat hard to get rid of sentimental t-shirts. Even harder to get rid of my favorite skinny jeans that I adore, but that my thighs are not adoring at this moment (t-shirts are gone, some shoes are gone, old bags are gone, old wallets are gone, old hair accessories are gone, but the jeans are still in a pile just in case it was monthly water-weight gain and I can still fit into them later this week).
It feels good to get rid of them, though. Each thing I throw out/donate/recycle gets easier.
It feels good to know that I am donating items to a store that will sell them and use the money for good. That someone will buy the t-shirts and one day they will be worn as vintage by some youngster.
I'll double check the jeans later this week and see what's up with them. It's harder with them since I know I will only have one pair of jeans after getting rid of the skinnys - and I don't feel like spending the money to get another really good pair, and don't want to buy a cheap, ill-fitting pair.
This was today's Stream of Consciousness Sunday 5 minute post. Prompt was "Write about something that you unexpectedly had a hard time saying goodbye to."
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