Well I have finally finished working in the bedroom, it is not finished, there is still a lot I want to do in there…ie polish all my shoes, go through handbags, go through the high storage & help hubby go through his stuff, but I am happy with the progress I have made and it is time to move onto more pressing areas. I have achieved my goals in this room and the rest can wait until the rest of the house is at a similar level. What is the point of having the bed room perfect, if the rest of the house is falling over.
I now only have clothes in my wardrobe that I know fit and look good now. I know none of them need repairing or laundering. I have all my shoes neatly displayed, and I know what I have and I know there is nothing I need. I have cleaned out two whole drawers of the chest of drawers, and after rearranging the stuff in the wardrobe it has given my husband another full shelf to spread out his things.
The reason for this post….I was walking through Target today, with a giftcard in my pocket to spend, and they had all their new stock in, and were offering discounts and I didnt even look. I walked confidently by the fashion, underwear, sleepwear and shoe department safe in the knowledge that I have more than enough of everything at home. There are no holes in my wardrobe and nothing that I need. I didn’t risk succumbing to any impulse purchases by looking at the departments. I have a rule that I only want to buy items that are on my wants list. I currently dont have anything from any of those departments on my list, so it was easy to walk past….and guess what?! It felt good!! There was no fear, no guilt, no compulsion to look. There is power in knowledge, and power in an organised wardrobe
Oh and as a side, I ended up spending the giftcard on items that have been on my wishlist for a while….an eyelash/eyebrow brush, Guy Sebastian’s new memphis CD and a book that deals with all my food allergies that has just been updated and re released. It lists all the additives to avoid and gives recipes for allergy free food.
I will go back into the wardrobe when I have lost another 10kg, retry everything I should have gone down another dress size by then and will throw all the clothes that are too big, maybe have a couple of favourite pieces taken in, and go through all the bagged clothing and put the stuff that fits into the wardrobe. I shouldn’t have any holes until I lose about 2 more dress sizes, it is then I will have to start looking at new clothes, but that is one of my rewards for losing that much weight anyway, and there is more and more choice in op shops and clearance shops when one gets down to a more socially acceptable size anyway.