Week Five: More Clothes Than You Can Shake a Stick At

I’ve come to the conclusion that there is something seriously wrong with my head. It doesn’t work right. It’s kind of like a big truck with a little bitty battery; you turn the key, and it starts to turn the engine, but it just doesn’t have the juice to kick it over and let it run.

Here’s an example:

This morning, when My Sweetheart and I were waking up, he commented that today is another day for me to post a pic for the 4-day De-Clutter Challenge. When he mentioned it, I told him immediately that I planned on posting something really easy this week. “I think I’m going to post a photo of the bed of the truck.” That statement was turning the key in the ignition. Now that the time has come to actually take some pics and get them out there for you to see them and join me in the challenge, the engine just isn’t engaging like it should.

Instead of taking the easy way out, like I would do if my head was right, I am thinking about a massive pile of clothing in the warehouse. Make that 2 or three piles of clothing… Massive piles of clothing. All of it clean. Most of it folded or laid out flat, waiting to adorn hangers. If I had to quantify the amount of clothing waiting for attention, I would say that there is enough of it in the warehouse to provide modest wardrobes for nearly a dozen people… not counting the massive amount of infant, toddler and small children’s clothes.

The amount of clothing we have is sometimes the bane of my existence. And the most troublesome thing about the clothes is that most of them aren’t ours. Most of them have been tossed out by the bagful and sneak into the warehouse among the treasure that My Sweetheart brings home. Every now and then a few items which are sized to fit me will come through the door, but only very rarely. We go through the bags and pull out what we think will work for us and we make piles for alteration or upcyling, but I’ve only recently gotten the sewing machine needed for those projects. The task is pretty daunting at this point.

We need to make a trip to the donation center with a lot of the clothes we have here. I don’t know why we’ve been putting it off, but I do know that if I don’t post about the clothes today we won’t be accountable for doing something about it for at least a week. Posting a photo of the bed of the truck (which doesn’t happen to have much in it today anyway) isn’t going go very far in the progress department.

That said, this is my project for week number five: More Clothes Than You Can Shake a Stick At.

And this is but a fraction of the clothes I am talking about…. UGH!

See what I mean about my head not being quite right?! If it was right I would be showing you much less work!

I hope that some of you will join me this week!

(btw… Posting on a blog works a lot better when you actually publish your post rather than just previewing it and walking away. Duh! More proof that my head isn’t right…)

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11 thoughts on “Week Five: More Clothes Than You Can Shake a Stick At

  1. Cut yourself some slack. Don’t try to move mountains. Rejoice in the small accomplishments. Because the small ones over time equal huge ones. Can you find one container that you fill each week and declutter and post that? Maybe that could be your fall-back. Or, organize a drawer. Or repurpose one item. Do what you can and then CELEBRATE.

    • Here’s a secret about posting over my head… I can succeed or I can fail and it doesn’t matter either way. This blog is about pushing myself to things I wouldn’t push myself to be or to do if I kept the ideas to do or be them to myself. If I post and push and fail, at least I have gone where I wouldn’t have gone without all of you watching me… … … I think I feel a new post topic in this comment. (But not before my biggest fan and I spend some time, together, in the warehouse pushing against some of these clothes… And maybe even against each other.)

  2. I, being a player in this, want you to know that I’m with you on this. Don’t get discouraged my love, we are going to get this thing whipped.
    I’m you’re biggest fan. Love you!!!!

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