Thursday, March 14, 2013

The count today, so far...

Into the giveaway bin:
  • 3 silk scarves
  • 2 wrap scarves
  • 6 t-shirts
  • 3 lightweight turtlenecks
  • 1 raincoat+hat
  • 5 sweaters
  • miscellaneous dresses, skirts and blouses I'll never fit into again!
  • 1 red denim jacket
  • 3 baseball caps + rainhat
  • 1 pr. wooly gloves
  • 2 prs, boots
  • 1 glass vase
  • a handful of very nice plastic hangers (don't need them any longer!)
Most of these things are very nice quality, and quite a few of them were rarely ever worn. I probably bought them to "fill a gap" in my wardrobe (or life) that didn't really need a plug. Like "green scarves" or "high-heeled boots."

I've put aside a small bin of things that are a size or two too small, but it has a time stamp on it: literally a label that gives today's date: if I can't wear them in a year, out they go. I've also got a pile of sweaters I need to try on and look at before I decide anything definitive.

Great start: I already feel ten pounds lighter!


  1. Re-discovered your lovely blog via Viviennefiles. I was reading through when I discovered that you met Ama Ata Aidoo. She was a visiting writer at a school where I taught 20plus years ago. She needed a ride to the post office--and so ended up as one of the two witnesses at my courthouse wedding. What wonderful memories! I had no idea at the time how major a writer she was and is. I still have the little book she gave me as a wedding gift.

    Good luck with your frugality. That's easy for me. Getting other stuff done is a problem!

  2. How lovely to hear your Aidoo story! I am slogging through the closets and drawers, but feel great now that I've moved it along.


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