Sunday, February 18, 2007

Cleaning Out The Closet

Do you ever have those days were you look in your closet and say "I have nothing to wear". I do this all the time and yet my closet is jammed packed. I feel like even though I have a lot of clothes I pretty much wear the same thing over and over again. Before I started my diet I would wear things over and over mainly for comfort. I was so huge that a lot of my clothes just didn't fit and were no longer comfortable to wear. There have been a few things that I really liked and since I have lost weight I have been able to wear them again. But those days are now gone, I just have too many clothes that are too big. It is a good problem to have and it is a problem that I hope to continue to have seeing as I still want to achieve my goal of losing 100 pounds. So today I decided it was time to clean out my closet. I get most of my clothes dry cleaned and I just put in the closet without taking any of the poly bags off. Since several of my clothes I have not worn for a while my closet was starting to look like a storage unit for a dry cleaners. So, I took all the poly off and started making a pile on the floor. Here is a picture.

I decided to stand next to the poly so you could get an idea of how much of it there was. I still don't think the picture does it justice, but you get the point. So I started making my pile of clothes that I was going to give away. I looked at all the sizes and it felt good to say "2x is too big, 22, 20, 18 all too big" Before I knew it, my pile was as tall as me!

I guess I should have never said "I have nothing to wear". Believe it or not, I still have plenty of clothes in my closet. Some that I forgot about and am excited to wear again. I can't believe I posted a picture of me on here with out any make up or my hair done. In fact I haven't even taken a shower yet today, so here I am posing for a picture.... Anyway, George came into my room to see my pile of clothes and he said I should sell them on e-bay. At first I said "No" no one will want to buy them. I told George that Andrea suggested I sell them too, but I told her "No". Then I started looking at some things and realized a lot of what I am getting rid of is really nice and some things I have only worn a few times. Some things I have worn a ton of times, but George made a good point. Even if I only get $1 for each item, that is like an extra $150 bucks. Then I thought about all the new clothes I could buy with that money I earn off of e-bay. So I am going to give it a shot. I am dreading having to take pictures of everything and dreading even more trying to figure out how to list it. But I think it will be worth it. We'll see. Once I get it all posted I will put a link on my blog. One good thing is all the clothes have been dry cleaned so they are ready to wear in that respect. Only problem, I wish I would have decided to sell them on e-bay before I threw them all in a pile!!!! Hopefully I won't have to spend too much time ironing everything.


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Sue said...

Amy - you're awesome!! Keep up the great work. I took all my old "fat" clothes to a plus size consignment shop (I just happen to have one down the street from me). I've made some good $$! It feels sooooo good to get out of plus sizes and back into regular sizes again. I was down to a 14, but have gained almost all my weight back in this pregnancy.. Oops! I'll get back to it though - I loved looking good in my jeans :) You inspire me!!!

Lucy said...

That is so awesome! I love the pile as tall as you. How motivating:)