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Shopping from your own closet

March 8th, 2013 at 08:34 pm

Late last December, I was standing in my closet, wondering how in the heck I had accumulated all of those clothes. I swear, they must have gotten married to each other and had babies - because there was just TOO MUCH.

After going through everything and donating what I knew I would never wear again (or ever - as some articles still had tags on them) - I decided to challenge myself to wear a different top EVERY day until I no longer had a different top to wear.

I did this by turning all the hangers backwards. Once something is washed and hung up - it goes back in right sided. That's how I can keep track of what I have and have not worn.

I started this process on January 1st, 2013. Here it is, March 8th, 2013 - and I still have "new" tops left to wear - not to mention skirts and dresses that I haven't yet touched because it wasn't warm enough.

Interestingly enough, I haven't bought ONE piece of clothing in the same time frame!

Sometimes, looking at what you really have and challenging yourself to actually use it is a great way to keep yourself from spending money! This journey is so awesome! Smile

5 Responses to “Shopping from your own closet”

  1. creditcardfree Says:

    Wow! That is amazing. Since I don't work I think my clothes repeat every week. Can you return any of the items with tags still on? A little money back in your pocket.

  2. JulieA Says:

    About the only reason I'm thankful for my 1970's very tiny closet is that it keeps me from accumulating clothes. If I had some of those rooms disguised as closets you see on HGTV, I'd very much be just like you.

  3. mjrube94 Says:

    Great Challenge! Attacking my closet has been on my list for years - it's so daunting. This may make it fun enough to do!

  4. rob62521 Says:

    Good job!

  5. Jerry Says:

    Dang, that leads to a pretty impressive collection! And I think it is great that making sure you wear everything offers you some insurance against unwanted purchases, as well. Impressive! I think I should do that with my neckties. Smile Jerry

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