Thursday, July 31, 2008

the sock fiasco

I've been seriously evaluating my clothing situation. For example, I decided I could keep, get this, 28 pairs of socks. 14 of the ankle socks I were to work in the summer, and 14 of the socks I wear in the winter. I still managed to put 10+ pairs of socks in the donations for work bucket. AND, I remembered that I have fuzzy socks (at least 5 pairs) I packed up when winter ended. I can't believe that I had upwards of 4o pairs of socks in the house. Except, it's more like 50, because I still have a giant pile of unmatched socks which I am hoping to find mates for (then I can donate them, I have my 28 pairs of keeping socks, which seems excessive, but possibly necessary considering half are summer socks I probably won't wear in the winter).

Then there was the underwear. I mean, having a lot of underwear is very common among females, but did a seriously need 20 pairs of them? I kept 15ish, put 3 or 4 in donations for work and threw away at least 5 pairs. Life is weird. I really need to do the washing more often, because there is NO way I should have that many pairs of underwear! And yet, somehow I never feel as though I have enough...

Of course, there were also the shirts. I have at least 10 tank tops with thick straps, 5 or 6 with spaghetti straps and numerous t-shirts. And this is just my summer clothes of course. My winter clothes, well, we won't even go there. Most of them are packed. Some are hanging to dry waiting to be packed though. And the worst part is, I wear almost everything. If I don't wear it, chances are I've already given it to work. I did find more to get rid of, but wow.

It's really giving me a lot to think about, because I am NOT a person who likes clothes. If I could live in jeans and a hoody all the time I would (I LOVE MY JOB). When I'm at home invariably I'm in pajamas or sweat pants. I'm really not big on shopping, in fact, I quite dislike it, and yet I have SO many clothes! I'm really thinking I probably need to cut back further. I feel so much lighter without all this stuff. I don't know if the feeling will last, considering I'm moving to a smaller apartment, but it feels good right now.

i haven't even started telling you about my shoes...

2 comments:

catatonickid said...

Why is that always the way - you know you have heaps of sometimes but it still feels like not enough.
I don't quite get that. I mean, why should we care that much really?

Still Dreaming said...

I know eh? It seems quite ridiculous just how MUCH I have. And yet at some point, I must have thought I needed it. I bought all those socks after all!