I cannot deny I like to shop for clothes. I want to look stylish and feel good, not raggedy and unpleasant. But instead of retail therapy, I prefer resale therapy. Rarely do I buy something new when there are so many hidden treasures out there to be discovered. Like animal instinct, for me it’s not the kill, but the thrill of the chase.
There are plenty of good deals to be found at thrift stores and consignment shops, yard and estate sales. It makes for fun and guilt-less shopping. No remorse here when I only paid a few bucks for my latest find. I am being green and doing something that feels good when giving my money to a non-profit with a cause, family, or small business owner.
I also get a brand-new-to-me wardrobe selection of unique contemporary and vintage treasures. The scary part is I have to let go of clothing in my closet to make room for my finds. Eek! How do I decide what to let go of?
I let go of a piece of clothing when:
- I have worn it to the point that it is fading, pilling, stained, stretching, or tearing
- I have not worn it for an entire year
- It is no longer my color, size, or style
Having just done a quarterly purge that I dropped off at Goodwill, I have empty hangers that I am allowing myself to refill with some new-to-me clothing. I want YOU to decide what works on me, and what does not.
Is it a FIT, or is it For Someone Else?
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Isabella Guajardo, also known as Girl With A Truck™, is a professional home organizer and a member of the National Association of Professional Organizers (NAPO). Living in Oakland and Monterey, she travels in her truck to work with clients throughout the SF Bay Area, East Bay, South Bay, Silicon Valley, Santa Cruz and Monterey Peninsula. She shares simple and creative ways to stay organized and stylish while reducing, recycling and re-purposing. Join Bella Organizing on Facebook. Gift certificates are available.
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