Saturday, November 17, 2007

Shopping and Hoarding- In with the new and out with the old

Today turned out to be the girl's day out for a big sale. My friend R and I were at the point that the clothes we have been wearing for years just weren't cutting it anymore for work. Both of us have jobs that require us to look and act professional most of the time. Some of the time we are just at our desks taking care of paperwork and can get away with the khaki pants sweaters and clogs, but today we were on the hunt for professional/career clothes.

However, after watching Oprah's show yesterday on hoarding, ( check out Balancing Motherhood for a good blog post about the show), I now have another task. With the two pairs of shoes and one pair of boots that I bought, I have to take two- three pairs of shoes that I haven't worn in a year or more and donate them. For the couple of shirts that I picked up, there are a few in the closet that are going on over 10 years old, time to move em on out.

Have any of you ever tried this method of equalizing what comes in, with what goes out? With an impending move within five years, I am become more aware of the stuff in my house by the day.

6 comments:

  1. too complicated for me at the moment... I should tho because there's no point on keeping things you haven't used in 12 months....

    I'm soo glad you are back, I've missed you!!! ( you were not updating for a while) and I see few new posts!!!! :D

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  2. My mom watched that Oprah episode and immediately started ditching accummulated paperwork. She's good at that kind of thing, though. My husband and I hoard.

    Party on at my place in honor of Rhian! Drop by.

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  3. I like hoarding, sorry I do. You never know when u will need something. Though if you want to learn from an Oprah show, give me the favorite things episode anyday

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  4. This is a huge issue for me. Maybe that can be my New Year's resolution -- to dump what's unnecessary and streamline my life.

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  5. My husband and I are both pack rats (he's worse, I tell you!). I try periodically to ditch stuff, but he is emotionally attached. Wish I'd seen that show. Better yet, that he had! lol. It's almost a disease, ya know.

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  6. I'm not a hoarder, but that show made me very emotional. I must relate on some level...lol!

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Any thoughts or musings of your own to add?