hefty bags of boys and girls clothing are gone
- actually it was more, but I compressed it into three bags LOL. While they are not on their way to the SA - I did one better, they are going to SIL who has three boys (older than mine) and one on the way. Maybe this time she'll have a girl and get to use all the infant girls clothing that was given to me before I had Liam. I have tons of newborn clothing to go through yet and I'll send those to her too, and I still have a box of boys winter clothes, hopefully stuff too big for Kieran yet, her 10 yo can fit into. I'm not. I'm really not sure I have clothing that big tho and was told she needed that size the most, keeping fingers crossed.
T - I talked to Dh about sonating stuff for a tax deduction next year and he said it wouldn't work for us beecause we dont' make enough to itemize? (we qualify for full tax refunds each year) How is this so?
I also dragged out my own winter clothes and tried everything on before relegating to piles (sell, donate, keep) and so much fit!! WOohoo! The winter before preg I swear one nifty pair of pants was too small but now they fit great. I also spent longer than I should wondering whether to keep this or that shirt/sweater...I have to do it again, because I wavereed and lily livered over a lot of it, when what I really wanted to do was get it down what will fit in my side of the dresser. I did better with the jeans - they were all nice pairs my mother gave to me when she lost some wieght, but some are too long, some are too big (
) but a few fit... and I just can't stand classic fit...so I debate - I have perfectly good jeans that will get me through the winter, I should keep them: I'll avoid wearing them at all costs because I dont' like classic fit, and so through my debate the demon behind my need to be a packrat shown through - I feel guilty/ungrateful/snobby for not wanting things that are graciously given to me!! So, in most cases, I grumblingly hang onto them for years, and they don't see the light of day. And the sad reality in this case is that my mother probably has forgotten all about half the jeans she's given to me, and she's a big fan of decluttering in her own life (you should have seen her before she moved out of state! She took clothes and her piano, and her antique dresser set, that's it. I wound up with half of her stuff though I swear. I was doing pretty good until she moved
Ok sorry to ramble....I just need support in facing this clutter demon of mine! Even worse than jeans, my grandmother gives me stuff all the time. It's top of the line stuff, but just not my "thing" kwim? It's usually stuff she gets from $$$ catalogues and then decides she doesnt' like or it doesnt' fit her right. I've quietly eBayed a lot of it
...but one dress she made (she's an expert seamstress) and she went on and on abut how proud she was of it. It's kinda cool and vintage looking, yet I've had it for 5 years and never found a place to wear it to...guilt guilt guilt. I also debate should I hang onto the dress I wore when Dh and I eloped. I'll never wear it again I'm sure, and it's probably out of style by now LOL. Theer's tons of clothing I have hung onto, simply out of memories -does anyone else deal with this? (not just wtih clothing of course)