(Closed) Spring cleaning/closet overhauls to prep for living with FI

posted 5 years ago in The Lounge
Post # 3
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

Cleaning out my closet? Yes! But not because we are moving in together. FH’s father passed away earlier this year and we just moved his mom into a smaller apartment. We really had to throw away/donate lots of old stuff she didn’t need anymore. It was so cathartic that we came home and started doing it ourselves! so far we have given away about four garbage bags of clothes, two boxes of books and media, and tossed lots of stuff we don’t need that no one would want.

its also interesting when I start examining the emotional attachment I have to certain objects! I still have these awesome pumas from college that I refuse to give away because I love them so much- it’s not like I wear them anymore! And I have this adorable BR wrap shirt that is really unflattering on me and is now too big but I also refuse to give away because I never wore it. I’m aiming to rid myself of those things by the summer.

Post # 5
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Sugar bee

Oh the purging doesn’t stop after you move in.  I got rid of tons of clothes before we moved into our first apartment, and we still had to make weekly Goodwill trips after the move.  We realized that we had too many plates, too much furniture, 2 hand mixers, 2 vacuum cleaners…stuff like that.  In retrospect, I should have gone through my kitchen/household stuff beforehand and given the things we didn’t need to my old roommate.  Even in our new (and much bigger) house we’re still finding old things to get rid of.

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