Today I received my latest order from Martin & Osa. As I was hanging up my new treasures, I realized that my closet will not hold any more clothes. One more clothes hanger will literally not fit on the closet's hanging bar. "Oh well," I though to myself, "I'll just use my second closet." I went to that closet, opened the door and had a pile of little-used clothing fall on me. This closet was also full. "This is bad," I thought, "very bad."
Faced with the choice of giving up shopping or cleaning out my closet, I went with the big clean. Here are the results:
I am the type of person who does not like to throw out clothes. I think it stems back to my childhood where I didn't have a lot of new-to-me clothing. Most of my outfits were hand-me-downs or from second hand stores. I rarely had anything "brand name" as my mom called it. For me growing up, Gap was a fancy brand name. Now that I'm all grown up and have the means to buy "brand name" clothes, I never want to get rid of them once I get them. Even if they are 4 sizes too large.
Last year I went on a hard core pre-wedding diet. It all started when I ordered my dream wedding dress off of Ebay for a fraction of its retail price. I ordered it in a size 12, my normal size. Little did I know that wedding dress sizes run drastically different than normal sizes. My dream dress was actually a size 6. I was determined to wear this dress and had always regretted the extra pounds I had put on since university. I had the perfect motivation to lose weight and I did it. I followed Tosca Reno's eat clean diet to a tee and lost 25 pounds in 6 months. The dress fit!
The point of that long rambling story is that I could not bear to throw out my old clothes even when I lost all that weight. I told myself that they might be good when I get "knocked up" as I affectionaly call it. Tonight as I dug through my second closet and stumbled upon a pile of "fat" clothes, I decided I was never going to wear them again. When babymaking time comes, knowing my love of shopping, I know I will want some cute maternity clothing. All the big clothes are in the bag and hitting the Salvation Army tomorrow.
Now I have room in my closet for more clothing. That was a close call; I thought I might have to actually have to give up shopping for awhile. On a related note, Martin & Osa is having an extra 30% off sale. This dress is calling my name. Now I have a place to put it.