Wednesday, 29 December 2010

Clothing and shoe clearout: DONE!

It has taken me about three hours, but I have sorted out ALL of my shoes and clothes into four piles:

- Keeping
- eBay
- Charity shop/clothing bank
- Bin

I can't believe how much stuff I had. For example, I binned 15 pairs of shoes and boots (all damaged beyond repair), have 15 pairs to put in the clothing bank, have 18 pairs to put on eBay and have kept 31. That's 79 pairs of shoes, boots and trainers. That's frankly ridiculous, and I have to say that I am thoroughly ashamed of myself for being so materialistic. I also now have a massive pile of clothes to put on eBay and a huge bag for the charity shop, and as a result of that I can now open all of my drawers again! 

I cannot allow myself to get to that stage again, so therefore I have set myself some new year's clothing resolutions, which are:

- Quality not quantity (one gorgeous expensive dress rather than four cheap ones)
- Buy a few pairs of knickers to replace the ones I have thrown away, but don't overbuy just because they are pretty
- No more cheap bras as they don't fit! Freya and Fantasie all the way
- Save up for and buy a fabulous pair of brown boots at some point this year
- Don't buy ANYTHING in the sales unless it is something I saw and loved but previously couldn't afford
- No shopping after breakfast on Saturdays (we always go into town to meet friends) unless I need to replace something

I've also realised the reason I don't wear a lot of my gorgeous cardigans - I simply don't have enough short-sleeved plain tops to go underneath them! So with the money I (hopefully) make on eBay, I am going to buy myself four or five really good quality basic tops for that purpose.

Phew. What a day! Make-up and jewellery clearout tomorrow...


  1. Well done, feels good to have the space doesn't it? Now.. where's your ebay link..?!

  2. Yes, it feels brilliant :)

    eBaying will be done tomorrow with 10 day listings so that they end on a Sunday afternoon (best time to finish), but I'll definitely post the link!

  3. Ugh, I really need to do this but I can't seem to get rid of enough! I'll be keeping an eye out for your ebay link :)

  4. I've done so many lacklustre clearouts in the past Hayley, but this time I was absolutely determined to actually make a dent in my wardrobe!


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