So, in my quest to simplify and declutter I started going through my clothes in January with the intent to weed out anything I didn't wear or didn't fit...then buy or make what was needed to have a simple basic wardrobe (with a color scheme so that things could be worn interchangeably). So I got rid of a LOT of stuff and have pretty much been wearing a few skirts and tees that aren't in great shape around the house...and have two pairs of jeans, three tops, and a dress that are decent enough to get out of the house in.
I've pretty much decided against sewing (since there is no guarantee that things will fit like I want them...after the expense of buying the material,etc.)...so I'm going to start shopping the sales to find what I need. The thing was money to do so. We are also working on paying off a decent chunk of debt still from some complications with our little boy's birth almost two years ago, so money is a little tight right now.
BUT, we are getting rid of so much stuff. I don't have a lot of patience to do a yard sale (clothes and books don't really bring in all that much at sales, anyway...and we don't really have much to get rid of otherwise at this time). So the clothes are going to family and to Goodwill. But Half Price Books will buy books and cd's and dvd's. Granted, they don't pay much, but if we are going to get rid of them anyway...this will be an easy headache-free way to get them out of the house quick and even get some money for them.
So...I'm gonna take books to sell to Half Price Books this week and whatever I make off of them I will turn around and use to help get my basic wardrobe set up.
I figure it's a win-win situation!! I get new clothes AND cleared out space in our home!!