So tomorrow is going to be The Big Purge.
I've been planning this
for a while, but have been hesitating because of Reasons. See, I have a
closet and cupboard full of clothes, and yet, not that much to wear.
So much crap. So many ill-fitted garments. So many worn out pieces,
mismatched pieces, pieces that I hate.
Why do I keep them all?
Some of it's probably because of that whole 'I have nothing to wear, so
don't get rid of anything or else I'll be NAKED' thought. But I think
it's mostly because of sentimental reasons or value reasons.
'I bought this top last year and have barely worn it - I can't toss it out! It's practically NEW.'
'I've had this top for years and it's gotten me through many a crappy day.'
'My Grandma gave it to me.'
'I made this top when I first started sewing and I can't get rid of it!'
so much more. I think another big part of it is that I really do want
to have a me-made wardrobe, and keep thinking that I'll just replace
garments with me-mades. Sadly, I both don't have time to replace
everything in the time span that I want, and I don't actually replace anything. I just add to the whole mess.
Honestly, I've done a bunch of clothes shopping lately (yes I know, fast fashion and cheap crap - I know,
but there's not many other options in the Yukon right now, and I need
clothes now), and I think even including camp clothes, I have more than
enough to just purge nearly everything older (and send to the local
Sally-Ann), and still get by. Hell, I'm making it work on what
little I wear out of my vast collection of crap. And it should give me a
chance to really look for the holes in my wardrobe, and work on filling
it as needed (hopefully with my own makes).
My head and heart
are fighting about this already, and I'm going to be keeping a bunch of
sentimental pieces, I just know it (here's looking at you, dress in
which I defended my M.Sc.), but it's beyond necessary at this point.
*sigh* Wish me luck!