Solve a dispute… is this normal?

posted 3 years ago in Relationships
  • poll: Have you ever thrown something away that you never wore/used
    Yes I have : (219 votes)
    90 %
    No I haven't : (23 votes)
    10 %
  • Post # 3
    Member
    1248 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: April 2014

    Yes, has happened to me on several occasions. And I am a seriously frugal bargain hunter typically when it comes to clothes.

    Your DH would hate me – I went on a major clothes shopping spree overseas, got home and promptly lost 50 pounds. All the clothes had to be donated or farmed out to friends (mainly donated because it’s awkward to off friends your ‘fat’ clothes.)

    Post # 4
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    367 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: March 2014

      @Bebealways:  Yeah but it was mainly clothing given to me as a gift.

    FI would probably never notice if I threw anything away. Also, I spend $12 on lunch quite a bit, it’s not that much money in the scheme of things.

    Post # 5
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    1988 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: October 2015

    @Bebealways:  Oh my, MEN! That’s all I can say! lol They might never make a mistake because they buy the same brand and model of trousers and shirts from 25 to 75 but it’s not quite so easy for us women! 

    I’ve done this, and more than once. It even happened with things I tried on! Bad lighting in changing rooms is a bitch. I always feel bad when this happens though and I never throw things away, I either give them to friends or family members or donate them to charity. Hey, if my mistake makes someone happy, it’s all good karma, right? It works the other way around too – last winter, I got two pairs of great shoes absolutely free because a friend of mine bought them, wore them once and discovered they were just too tight and hurt her feet. 

     

    Post # 6
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    11300 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: August 2013

    Yep. I’ve gotten better about it, but I just cleaned out my closet and got rid of a bunch of stuff that I’d never even worn. SIL is so lucky lol.

    Post # 7
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    849 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: February 2014

    Yep, I have done that a few times before – even FI has done that.

    Post # 8
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    11668 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: November 1999

    @Bebealways:  yes it happens to me more often then i would like but I donate the clothes not trash them so it’s not like theyrr going to complete waste. I have no idea why anyonr would get so pissed about it. Its not really worth a fight.

    Post # 9
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    6028 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: October 2013

    I’ve bought things and never worn them because they were too small and it was past the return date. I’ve never thrown them out though. They sit in my closet and I hope to one day be skinny enough to fit them lol

    Post # 10
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    6753 posts
    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: October 2010

    Of course?  I mean- that happens sometimes.  I would donate it- not actually trash it- but I don’t see what the big deal is.

    Post # 11
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    62 posts
    Worker bee

    I clean out my wardrobe once a year. If there are any clothes in there I haven’t worn, since the last time I cleaned out my warddrobe (new or worn) they go into a bag.  My sister then goes through it for anything she likes.  Then it goes to the Salvation Army.

    It’s rare that something I’ve never worn gets thrown away, but it happens.  Often, it’s a sale item.  Other times I ‘rediscover’ clothes that I bought, and cleaning out reminds me to wear them.  It’s not wasted if it goes to charity!

    Post # 12
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    2627 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: November 1999

    I cant say I have ever bought something and then never worn it. I have certainly purchased something and the only worn it 2-3 times and determined it wasnt working.

    Post # 13
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    641 posts
    Busy bee

    I totally have. Sometimes you find a very cool looking garment, but it ends up being hard to coordinate.

    Post # 14
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    2319 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: October 2013

    I’m definitely guilty of throwing out things I never end(ed) up wearing, but now I donate to the Salvation Army or to the “closet” my agency has for clients to select office appropriate attire.

    Post # 15
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    7654 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: July 2012

    Absolutely normal. I feel a little gutted after getting rid of something I never wore or only wore once, but what am I supposed to do? I am not keeping it to take up space I can use for more frequented clothing.

    Post # 16
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    2581 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: October 2014 - UK

    @Bebealways:  I’ve never done it, but my mum’s given me things a few times that she’s bought and never worn. And I’ve got a dress I got as a Christmas present last year that I’ve been trying to get rid of since then because it did not suit me AT ALL.

    But I’ll usually try to wear the stuff I’ve bought at least once or twice before calling it quits. And anything that does get such a quick cut is usually only pretty cheap stuff.

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