OK, we didn’t really get a new closet, but it almost seems that way. My wife and I are leaving for a cruise this week and we were going through our clothes to decide what to bring. We have to prepare for an 11 day cruise, which means we need to bring a lot of clothes as laundry services are very expensive on the ship.
We need to be prepared for a couple formal dinners (suit and tie, formal evening dress), some nice dinners (slacks, dress shirt, jacket, and dress for the ladies), and casual dinners. We also need clothes for our excursions, and swimsuits if we want to go swimming. Basically, we need to pack our entire closet!
Well, this was the perfect time to go through our clothes. My wife and I were tired of seeing too many unworn clothes in our closet, so we got a large box and just started filling it up with clothes we no longer wear.
I alone decided to clear out about 20 shirts, most of which were quite nice, but I just didn’t wear. In fact, I distinctly remember purchasing about 4 or 5 of them at one time because they were high quality, very nice, and on sale. The problem was, they just aren’t my style. At the time I wanted something a little flashier that I could wear out to the clubs. Then, I decided that clubs just aren’t my scene. So after hanging in my closet for a couple years, in the box the went! And I feel great about it!
It actually feels very good to not look at all those clothes any longer. My closet is easier to deal with, and I don’t have to feel guilty knowing I have all those nice clothes but I don’t wear them. They will soon take a trip to Goodwill where they will hopefully find a good home and make someone happy. They already made me happy! Bye old clothes!