4:04:00 pm

One fact most shopaholics tend to forget is the principle of conservation of matter.

According to the 13th century scientist, Nasir al-Din al-Tusi, “A body of matter cannot disappear completely. It only changes its form, condition, composition, color and other properties and turns into a different complex or elementary matter”. Now, tell me, can you find better words to describe a wardrobe revamp? J Perfect, isn’t it?

So, before introducing newer items into my life, I decided to ring out the old first. I raided my wardrobe, bags, shoe rack, bathroom shelves and dressing table drawers. Tried on all my clothes, earrings, even lipsticks, and now I’ve ended up with a huge ‘discard stash’. It feels so therapeutic! I’ve called up my Mom and sis, and we’ll be having a quick little fashion swap this weekend. Yay!!

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I was so hyped up with the whole exercise that I went ahead and made Mr. Tiger do the same. Even Cub wasn’t spared. That’s what happens sometimes; I just appoint myself the ‘Tim Gunn’ of the family and descend on everyone’s wardrobes. The only hitch is that my services are not specially requested for J.

So for those of you out there, who’ve got loads of new stuff this sale season and don’t know what to do with the old-but-in-good-condition stuff, you can donate it at the “Joy Exchange” at Pantaloons stores. This is in association with ‘Goonj’, an NGO that provides clothing and other basic amenities to the poor in far flung places in India.

That reminds me, in case you haven't heard, the Lifestyle sale is on at Bangalore, Mangalore and Hyderabad. Yes, yes, thank you, thank you :-)

Now, I’ve got space for more stuff. This time, I am going to ensure that I stick to my lists and don’t go berserk at the sales. I certainly don’t want any more clutter in my wardrobe. Just quality clothes that I love and can be worn in various ways!! 

What about you guys? Do you have a tendency to just buy and hoard stuff you don’t really love? Do tell me!

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  1. Giving away is such a good feeling. Buying is great but giving away things you no longer love or need is even better. I massively cleared about a few months back and recently did the same for my bags. Loads more room and so much better organised!

  2. @Hippie Holly
    Wow, I can imagine how massive the 'clearing out' must have been, given the sheer amount of stuff you guys have :-)...But seriously, it does feel good to give away stuff. I'm planning to do the same with my son's toys, so he can also get the hang of giving away things with goodwill.

  3. him?giving away stuff?i'd like to see that day....:)

  4. Nice to see ur post on declutter, great idea of giving to charity, I like to do that too..its probably time I take ur inspiration and donate some of my clothes soon..
    Good going with ur blog!

  5. Hi there! Thank you for visiting my blog.

    I am a reformed clutter-aholic. I used to buy, buy, buy and keep everything, rarely purging my belongings. Now, I am becoming a more choosy shopper and won't hesitate to get rid of something if I don't like it, doesn't look good on me or doesn't fit. I am a work in progress though. I still have my shopping issues!

  6. @Kalyani
    Thanks, Kalyani, it feels real good now, and I hope I don't clutter it up again!!

  7. @Adrienne
    That's exactly what I'm aiming for, I want my wardrobe to have only the stuff that I really really like...even if it means saying 'No' at the sales!!

  8. Ah... I have been decluttering from the last 14 months and have been feeling so light . Deowning is my new thing and then ofcourse minimalism... You would like fly lady . Com