spring cleaning.

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Well, I finally did something I’d been meaning to do for months, if not years. And that was to DECLUTTER MY CLOTHING. You do not want to see the condition my bedroom was in by the time Thursday morning rolled around. Luckily for you, I didn’t bother to take photos. Believe me, this is better for all of us.

Surprisingly enough, it didn’t take all that long. First, it was all about separating the dirty clothing from the clean clothing, and that was easy. The dirty stuff was all on the floor. Then, it was all about getting rid of the stuff I didn’t want to wear anymore, that didn’t fit, or that I never plan to fit into again because it was all way too big for me now. I was so amazed at how different an XS from 2014 is from an XS from 2004. From the same store!

I managed to fill up four large bags with sweaters, pants, shirts, and more to donate. My next project is to sort out the summer clothing. I know there are a lot of embarrassingly ugly shorts and tops hiding in those two bins I have, and I just need to let them go.

LIKE THIS ONE:

Up!

WHAT MADE ME THINK THAT WAS CUTE?
Seriously?

Me to my past self: Oh, honey. No.

Basically, most of that trip, as fun as it was, was a fashion FAIL (for me, anyway. at least aidan looked cute).

I’m not just getting rid of the ugly stuff. There is plenty of cute stuff in those bags. They just don’t look right on me anymore, or they no longer fit. Some of the sweaters were hard to let go of.

The cool part was that in the midst of cleaning and clearing, I found a jacket, a sweater, and a top that I’d been wondering about for a long time. (Unfortunately, I did not find my Life Planner. I think it’s really gone. *sad face*) There’s a weight off my chest because I’ve accomplished something I’d wanted to for a long time. I’ll be really glad once I have the summer clothes done as well. And I will TRY to control myself with buying new stuff. Especially when I wear the same things over and over anyway.

Spring is always sort of an awakening for me. In winter, I wanted to lie around and sleep all the time. Not so much these days. Adam’s been surprised at how “early” I’ve been getting up. (Which, to be honest, isn’t all that early for normal people, but for ME, it is!) I went out for a short walk Saturday so I could take pictures of the blossoming trees down the street (and pick up the new menu from the newly relocated and expanded sushi restaurant that I always get my sushi from). I bought a bunch of books from Half Price Books and between that, the library, and ebooks, I’ve been reading like a madwoman. Oh wait, I guess that part is not new.

I’ve started taking vitamins again–calcium and vitamin D, and biotin (so my hair can grow even longer). As the days grow warmer and longer I plan to spend more time outside. And I have GOT to get back to a regular yoga practice. I haven’t neglected my practice this long since I worked at Schawk. And I remembered how unhappy with how I looked and felt back then. No bueno, Ronni. I don’t want to go back to that place.

And so I won’t.

That’s all for now. I’ve also started taking melatonin to help me sleep at night, and I think it’s starting to kick in. So… good night.

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11 thoughts on “spring cleaning.

  1. kathy@vodka and soda says:

    you lurk me, i lurk you!! :)
    i did a giant purge of my closet that was 5 years in the making and finally, i just did it. it took me a WHOLE WEEKEND but it was done and i’m so glad. like you, i ditched a lot of old stuff that was just taking up space and found a bunch of things still with tags on which was a bonus.

    when i jacked up my protein intake, my hair grew even faster than it does now! food for thought.

    -kathy
    Vodka and Soda
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  2. nikkiana says:

    I’ve been in the process of a clothing declutter as well! Unfortunately, it hasn’t gone super smoothly because I started trying to do it late one night, and then I got all emotional about giving stuff away that I really like but it doesn’t fit anymore… and then I had to leave town, so I kinda left a mess over the weekend, but I’m going to be bagging stuff up tonight and taking it down to the donation bin. But I am SO happy to be getting some space back.
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    • Ronni says:

      it’s been a while since you posted this–how are you doing? has it gotten any better? i have a hard time getting rid of stuff too. i guess that’s why i don’t do it often.
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      • nikkiana says:

        I bagged up all of those clothes shortly after I commented, but the bag sat in my bedroom for about three weeks and in the end, my ex-boyfriend ended up being the one who did the honors of taking the bag and putting in the donation bin, because I couldn’t just get myself do it.
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  3. Jenn says:

    Yay for spring cleaning! And for vitamins! I recently increased my calcium, vitamin D, and iron, because ughhh I have been feeling so fatigued and I’m sick of feeling that way when I’m getting enough sleep and eating fairly well. Here’s to both of us feeling better. :)
    Oh, and I skipped spring cleaning this year, at least in terms of my clothes. They’re crammed into the closet I share with my husband, and I just can’t be bothered to drag it all out. So, la la la, the door stays shut and I pretend it’s not a god-awful mess in there. ;) Jenn recently posted…Come to Mama.My Profile

    • Ronni says:

      ha ha, that was me for years! i still have a ton of clothing to look through and get rid of, but i am happy with the progress i’ve made. FINALLY dropped it all off at goodwill the other day.

      how are you feeling now that you’re taking all your vitamins? i am still so bad at remembering to take them. :
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    • Ronni says:

      omg i still do that with my photos too, so don’t feel bad. i’m also so picky about how i tag my mp3s. i hate blank spaces in my itunes library!

      well, since this comment, i’ve been back to HPB again! i don’t remember the books i got last time (isn’t that bad?) but this time i got a bunch of maggie stiefvater books and i also got mists of avalon.
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  4. Lissy says:

    yay for being productive :D that outfit really isn’t that bad though. I saved a bunch of my favorite clothes from HS when I was bigger, thinking I could wear them as maternity clothes. Going through them now, I told my mom to donate everything but the pajamas, lol. What was I thinking???
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