Daily Archives: 7 January 2008

“Could cloth a small nation”

If I had a dollar for every time my mother told me I had enough in my closet to cloth a small nation I’d be a multi-millionaire by now. If only I had listened.  One of my New Year’s resolutions is to shop less and clear out more.  I had a yard sale in August in which I made over $400 selling all the junk I had in my tiny one bedroom apartment that I didn’t need or use. You’d be amazed at how much stuff I still have in my house. Recently I decided to clean out my closet “again”, I feel like it’s a never ending job. I’ve posted an ad on craigslist for an open house closet sale on Saturday. I have enough clothes to provide a brand new wardrobe for at least two people. I’m hoping to make a couple hundred dollars and then donate the rest to a homeless teen shelter. My dining room in the mean-time has turned into a small boutique of clothes, shoes, purses, and a few extras. If only I had listened when people told me to stop shopping! The sad thing is that my closets are still so full that I can’t fit everything in. Making one more sweep tonight to clear out anything I haven’t worn in over a year. Anyone want any clothes??

A side note for everyone who is thinking that I’m greedy to try and sell my clothes rather than donate them all.  Here is the deal…some of the clothes are Brand New with tags, from name brand stores, or barely worn.  (*Yes I know this is sad and disgusting that I’ve had such a shopping addiction that I have things that I’ve never worn).  Also, I do not itemize my taxes, so I get no deduction or money back for charitable donations.  Therefore, I’m not being greedy, just trying to make some money to help pay for the theraphy I may need if I fall off the shopping addiction wagon.   Is there a support group for this?