Friday, 28 June 2019

The Clothes I Thought Were Me ...



I'm still prepping for this weekends car boot sale.
  
After yesterday's big sort through and weeding out session on the book shelves I thought I would turn my attention to my clothes today for a bit of a change.  Although I did add a few more books to the box to fill it right up, it didn't feel right leaving a few gaps.

There are lots of clothes, some new but lots picked up from charity shops that I buy when in a buying mood and wear a few times before catching a glimpse of myself in the mirror, or catch my reflection in a shop window and think ... 'that's just not me'.  Then they get washed hung in the wardrobe and left to languish.

Well today they stopped languishing and were hung and priced before you could could even say 'what were you thinking'  😄



My retail background comes out when I fill up a clothes rail and  even selling at a car boot sale the clothes get 'colour blocked'.  It really does set them off to their best advantage and mean that people come over to have a look at our stall.

I hope this hot weather cools down a little bit for Saturday though, I really do not do well with this heat ... although it's been great for drying some spontaneous washing of Summer clothes that I discovered packed away ... that I had totally forgotten I had.

I did that well with my sorting out that I have even been able to make up two bundles of ten coat hangers to sell off.  We don't need as many hangers if we don't have so many clothes.


Sue xx




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  1. Some of those clothes look very me (as far as I can tell). Good luck with selling them.
    xx

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    1. It's a shame we don't all live closer to each other, we could have a 'swishing party' for clothes .... and maybe books too :-)

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  2. Good luck at the boot sale, hope the heat doesn't put people off.

    I think we have all fallen into the 'trap' of buying things which we think are "me", or maybe they represent a "me" that we might like to become, or maybe a version of "me" which is really in the past but we've not yet fully left it behind.

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    1. Thank you.

      So well put Jayne, you've really hit the nail on the head :-)

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  3. Such a good choice to let someone else have a chance to enjoy the clothes rather than letting them languish in the dark until they are of no use to anyone.

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    1. And of course I get a little bit of money back, so we're all winners :-)

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  4. You've taken good care of your clothing. Good luck with selling.

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    1. I always do. Some of my clothes have been with me for over ten years. I only notice when I look at old photos on the 'Our New Life ...' blog. Thank you, the forecast is a bit iffy for tomorrow but I have my fingers crossed!

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  5. The more 'simplifying life' posts of yours I read, the more motivated I'm beginning to feel. Keep it up, Sue, I have a way to go yet before I can get enough motivation to start!! (no pressure then lol)

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    1. I'll do my best, but you have a lot on your plate at the moment.

      Maybe choose a drawer, or a shelf or just even a bowl or box of odds and sods (we all have one) and sort through it. Bin the rubbish, put things away into the places they should be and maybe start a box of things for the charity shop .... it doesn't matter how slowly it fills :-)

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  6. Great advice to Sooze. That's how I started - I got a box to hold items to donate and then when it gets full I take it to the shop. It started slow but on my last trip I had two boxes. A little at a time is a start!

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    1. In the kitchen I use the time the kettle takes to boil to check through cupboards, look in drawers and open boxes. Luckily I drink a LOT of coffee :-)

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  7. I started hanging my clothes in colour blocks as a teenager. I still do it nearly 50 years on. I can't understand why anyone wouldn't!

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    1. It does make choosing what to wear a lot easier when they are like this in the wardrobe. I try and do it but it quickly reverts to anything anywhere when I put stuff away after washing.

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