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Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Taking Up Less Storage Space

Over the years I have accumulated quite a bit of clothes. More clothes than I even realized. The reason it kind of seems like it got out of hand is because I had clothes in several different sizes. Over the last year or so I have gone through and gotten rid of stuff I did not think I would ever use. I was thankful that I was able to send quite a bit of the stuff to people that could really use the clothes. That made me feel good. Not only to help other people, but also because I had less things to have to store here in my home.

I had worked it down to where I had a tote of winter tops, short sleeved, jeans, dresses and skirts, and summer stuff. These were the totes that I was working towards being able to wear. I had them stacked in our garage. When we moved things around to fit both of our cars into the garage - we had that area blocked. Well this past week end we were able to get things moved out of the way so that I could get to the clothes that I had organized in the totes.

I have pulled out my jeans, winter tops and short sleeved tops and gone through them all. I tried them on and was happy to find some things in each tote fit me again! There is no denying that there has been improvements- even if the scales don't always show weight lost - it is showing up in how clothes are fitting me. I was thrilled.

I was also thrilled to find that I had 5-6 bra's the next size down and when I tried one on- I realized that I had needed the smaller size - band not cup. Thankfully I have a good amount. When I lose the next 20 some odd pounds I might actually end up in a size smaller or so - and I know I don't have any smaller so I will have to buy some when I get there - but I am thrilled as know it is a blessing from God that I found these and have a good selection to get me through.

I am happy because one of these days I will have one size of clothing - the ones that fit. I am getting rid of stuff as it becomes too big - or if I don't like it. There is no need in holding onto stuff I don't like or that are too big. I am a little sad because I am going to probably have to get rid of the dress I wore to my son's wedding - unless I can get my mother in law - who is a seamstress to alter it. She hasn't done that sort of thing in years so I don't know if she will be able to or not. I might hold onto it just in case.

Anyway I just wanted to check in and share this good news with you all. It feels good to get healthier. Taking care of ourselves is very worth the effort. Maybe you could look at your lifestyle and see where you could improve and make small steps in the right direction. Every little bit helps! :O)

1 comment:

  1. Yea for you! And I vote for altering the dress since it is one you really like. If she cannot do it, often a dry cleaner can recommend someone who does alterations, and it will cost less than a new dress!


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