MaryJanesFarm Farmgirl Connection
Join in ... sign up
 
Home | Profile | Register | Active Topics | Members | Search | FAQ
Username:
Password:
Save Password        REGISTER
Forgot your Password?

 All Forums
 General Chat Forum
 Farmgirl Fashion
 And so it begins...
 New Topic  Reply to Topic
 Printer Friendly
Next Page
Author Farmgirl Fashion: Previous Topic And so it begins... Next Topic
Page: of 2

catscharm74
True Blue Farmgirl

4687 Posts

Heather
Texas
USA
4687 Posts

Posted - Jan 01 2017 :  07:31:12 AM  Show Profile  Send catscharm74 a Yahoo! Message  Reply with Quote
I took EVERY item of clothing I own, shoes, bags, accessories, and it's all piled on the bed..and floor..and chair..oh my!!
I would lay down but I can't and oh my!

And so the purge begins.

Pinterest is helping and I have my pics of Rachel Ashwell pulled up on my laptop.

Oh my!!!

Who is with me today?


texdane
Farmgirl Legend Chapter Leader Chapter Guru

4382 Posts

Nicole
Sandy Hook CT
USA
4382 Posts

Posted - Jan 02 2017 :  5:24:09 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Wow! That is a big job. I just did this last year. I reorganized my closet, tried on EVERY. PIECE. OF. CLOTHING. Then I got rid of anything that did not fit, or I hadn't worn in ages. Then I organized my closet and drawers. You will be so happy when you are done! Getting dressed in the morning is actually fun, because I put together outfits easily. Laundry is not an issue to put up. Clutter drags us down.

Today I organized our pantry and two cabinets. A little at a time. Over the holidays I organized a closet where we keep the wrapping supplies, among other things. Otherwise it would have been stressful to wrap anything.

I love to organize and purge. It is exhausting though! Good luck!!!

Farmgirl Hugs,
Nicole

Farmgirl Sister #1155
KNITTER, JAM-MAKER AND MOM EXTRAORDINAIRE
Chapter Leader, Connecticut Simpler Life Sisters
Farmgirl of the Month, January 2013

Suburban Farmgirl Blogger
http://sfgblog.maryjanesfarm.org/

www.facebook.com/suburbanfarmgirlblogger
Go to Top of Page

levisgrammy
True Blue Farmgirl

6877 Posts

Denise Thompson
NJ
USA
6877 Posts

Posted - Jan 02 2017 :  5:54:43 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I also did my closet and dresser drawers last year. What a difference it has made in the ease of putting things away. This year, well the last two days, I went through all my seasonal decorations and purged, purged, purged! It feels so good. I decided instead of so many things to decorate with that I would just do small touches here and there with my normal decor. I use to change out most everything each season. No more. Way too much stuff and too much work.
I have gone through all of my crafting items and did the same. I have one closet that is used by everyone for storage of luggage and things like that which I will tackle soon. It is my intent to go through every room and purge. I finally came to the place where I realized for me it is ridiculous for me to have so many things I don't enjoy.

~Denise~
Farmgirl Sister #43

"Thy Word is a lamp unto my feet and a light unto my path." Psalm 119:105

http://www.ladybugsandlilacs.blogspot.com/
http://www.torisgram.etsy.com

Edited by - levisgrammy on Jan 02 2017 5:55:42 PM
Go to Top of Page

firecatinc
True Blue Farmgirl

1207 Posts

Lenora
Fulks Run VA
USA
1207 Posts

Posted - Jan 02 2017 :  6:16:36 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I did my trunk today with the help of the new kittens. My older cat laid on everything I removed. I sur and a month til retirement. e have a lot of unfinished projects and material to work on badges

Nora
Farmgirl Sister #7131
Go to Top of Page

catscharm74
True Blue Farmgirl

4687 Posts

Heather
Texas
USA
4687 Posts

Posted - Jan 02 2017 :  6:53:26 PM  Show Profile  Send catscharm74 a Yahoo! Message  Reply with Quote
Y'all have been busy! Such inspiration. Keep it coming because I got sick and I am not very motivated right now and there is a huge pile in the corner of my bedroom. The dogs thinks its a new bed. :)


Go to Top of Page

nubidane
True Blue Farmgirl

2551 Posts

Lisa
Georgetown OH
2551 Posts

Posted - Jan 02 2017 :  7:18:00 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
We have a store in town that sells name brand knock offs (Talbot, J Jill, LL Bean, Columbia, Lands End etc). SO unusual for the small town in which I live, but I support them with a vengeance.
I will buy NICE shirts for, on the average $4. But here is the kicker. Since I am self employed and write off EVERYTHING, Goodwill's donation sheet says that for a women's shirt, you can write off between $4-$12. So, from where I stand, after a year or so, even if I take the minimum write off, I am getting my wardrobe for close to $0, and maybe even coming out ahead! I can get new clothing, donate, and get a decent write off. If any of y'all itemize, check out the Goodwill donation chart.

"We must reject the idea that every time a law’s broken, society is guilty rather than the lawbreaker. It is time to restore the American precept that each individual is accountable for his actions.” – R.R.

Edited by - nubidane on Jan 02 2017 7:21:56 PM
Go to Top of Page

Marilyn Hartman Sullivan
True Blue Farmgirl

1134 Posts

Marilyn
Oxford PA
USA
1134 Posts

Posted - Jan 03 2017 :  06:26:25 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
On New Year's Day 2016, I turned all the hangers around on the rods in my closet. As I wore an item during the year, I would replace it the correct way. Then on NYD 2017, I took down all the hangers that were still wrong-way and took those clothes to our local clothing bank, since I knew I hadn't worn them in a year. Felt so good!!!

Farmgirl #6318
"Where there's a will -- there's probably a family fight."
Go to Top of Page

levisgrammy
True Blue Farmgirl

6877 Posts

Denise Thompson
NJ
USA
6877 Posts

Posted - Jan 03 2017 :  5:03:18 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I've heard of doing that Marilyn but haven't tried it. Maybe I should give it a go. Probably lose another 1/4 to 1/2 my wardrobe.

~Denise~
Farmgirl Sister #43

"Thy Word is a lamp unto my feet and a light unto my path." Psalm 119:105

http://www.ladybugsandlilacs.blogspot.com/
http://www.torisgram.etsy.com
Go to Top of Page

Bridge
True Blue Farmgirl

814 Posts

Bridgette
Southern Indiana
USA
814 Posts

Posted - Jan 04 2017 :  10:34:48 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
This is on my TODO list for this weekend! I was going to do it last week, but got a horrid cold and didn't get much of anything accomplished.
In 2016 I had minimized my wardrobe to just a few colors, black, grey and plum. But since I love a bargain and thrift shopping it has grown again. My closet is a mess! If i remember I will take a before and after. My goal is to get to 21 items not including undies, pj's or coats. I also need to clean out my jewelry since I am not a jewelry wearer. I love a minimalist closet it makes decisions and life just easier!
Go to Top of Page

Marilyn Hartman Sullivan
True Blue Farmgirl

1134 Posts

Marilyn
Oxford PA
USA
1134 Posts

Posted - Jan 04 2017 :  10:49:17 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
It makes life so much easier! I wear mostly black -- one whole side of my closet is black stuff. Then I can always pop a little color with a scarf or something. It felt so good to take all those things to the clothing bank.

Dude went through his suits on NYD as well. He tried on each one and made two piles -- "Keep" and "Toss." Since he is no longer working in the corporate world, there was quite a bit in the "Toss" pile! I was so proud of him.

Farmgirl #6318
"Where there's a will -- there's probably a family fight."
Go to Top of Page

catscharm74
True Blue Farmgirl

4687 Posts

Heather
Texas
USA
4687 Posts

Posted - Jan 05 2017 :  05:38:16 AM  Show Profile  Send catscharm74 a Yahoo! Message  Reply with Quote
Update- haven't finished the clothes yet but the house is looking better. I have culled through and pulled out odds and ends. We don't have much but removing just a trash bag full of stuff has been very zen for me. I do admit, I bought 2 new scarves, but I donated 6. They were tattered and just didn't look peppy anymore. But I am proud I only bought 2 and I had to really analyze and compare them to purchase. And they were 40% off.


Go to Top of Page

Marilyn Hartman Sullivan
True Blue Farmgirl

1134 Posts

Marilyn
Oxford PA
USA
1134 Posts

Posted - Jan 05 2017 :  06:41:55 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Sounds like a win-win, Heather! I love scarves -- they are small and versatile and can really lift your spirits.

Farmgirl #6318
"Where there's a will -- there's probably a family fight."
Go to Top of Page

Bridge
True Blue Farmgirl

814 Posts

Bridgette
Southern Indiana
USA
814 Posts

Posted - Jan 06 2017 :  06:24:40 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Way to go Heather! Scarves can really make a smaller wardrobe feel bigger. Plus they can be wore so many different ways.
I still have the closet on the radar for Saturday, right after the Christmas tree downing.
Go to Top of Page

Ninibini
True Blue Farmgirl

7069 Posts

Nini
Pennsylvania
USA
7069 Posts

Posted - Jan 07 2017 :  11:38:09 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Good luck, Heather - that purge can be so daunting, and yet so utterly cathartic! Such a wonderful way to kick off the New Year! Kudos to you and your fresh start! Hugs - Nini

Farmgirl Sister #1974

God gave us two hands... one to help ourselves, and one to help others!

Go to Top of Page

Bridge
True Blue Farmgirl

814 Posts

Bridgette
Southern Indiana
USA
814 Posts

Posted - Jan 09 2017 :  09:49:26 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Well.....I completely pushed this off to another day.
Maybe next weekend. I did look in the closet...but it scared me right back to my stitching chair!
Tips on how to just get to it??

Bridge
Put your lipstick on & be Happy!
http://stitchthrifty.blogspot.com/
Go to Top of Page

AFinkberry
True Blue Farmgirl

304 Posts

Ally
Castle Rock Washington
304 Posts

Posted - Jan 09 2017 :  6:05:04 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Bridgette! LOL!! This is me, too!!
But it's compounded by two little ones getting under my feet and pulling things out of piles. I think I'll just have to wait until spring and I can send them all outside for the whole day with dad!

Ally
Farmgirl Sister #5672

"There is no need for temples, no need for complicated philosophies. My brain and my heart are my temples; my philosophy is kindness." ~His Holiness the Dalai Lama
Go to Top of Page

catscharm74
True Blue Farmgirl

4687 Posts

Heather
Texas
USA
4687 Posts

Posted - Jan 10 2017 :  06:04:56 AM  Show Profile  Send catscharm74 a Yahoo! Message  Reply with Quote
Just do it Bridgette! I literally pulled it all out and jumped in.


Go to Top of Page

TinyChinaCows
Farmgirl in Training

34 Posts

Rebecca
Seminole County FL
USA
34 Posts

Posted - Jan 11 2017 :  11:41:01 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Wow! Way to go, girls! I certainly know how difficult that job is.

A few months ago, my husband came home to find me in the middle of this.


I had figured I would just pull everything out of the closet, organize it, and put it back. But, then I just kept bring out more stuff, and more stuff, and more stuff! Those closets hold way more than you'd think.

~ Becca Louise
Farmgirl Sister #7224
Go to Top of Page

levisgrammy
True Blue Farmgirl

6877 Posts

Denise Thompson
NJ
USA
6877 Posts

Posted - Jan 11 2017 :  4:24:15 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Wow,Rebecca! So you downsized quite a lot?

~Denise~
Farmgirl Sister #43

"Thy Word is a lamp unto my feet and a light unto my path." Psalm 119:105

http://www.ladybugsandlilacs.blogspot.com/
http://www.torisgram.etsy.com
Go to Top of Page

TinyChinaCows
Farmgirl in Training

34 Posts

Rebecca
Seminole County FL
USA
34 Posts

Posted - Jan 20 2017 :  05:31:39 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I did indeed, Denise! It took four days, but now we can actually walk into the closet. Where/when did we get so much stuff?!

~ Becca Louise
Farmgirl Sister #7224
Go to Top of Page

Alee
True Blue Farmgirl

22856 Posts

Alee
Worland Wy
USA
22856 Posts

Posted - Jan 20 2017 :  11:15:48 AM  Show Profile  Click to see Alee's MSN Messenger address  Send Alee a Yahoo! Message  Reply with Quote
I did this last year after my divorce and I filled three dumpsters full of stuff I had been carting around for years that was not even worth donating. I need to go through and do my clothes again. I keep a very small wardrobe as it is, so I wear the same stuff over and over and eventually I need to step back and see that some of my stuff is looking less than great and needs to be tossed. I am hoping to hold out until I am forced into maternity wear and then I can really purge some of my stuff. In the mean time I need to go through under the stairs and get rid of things I don't need and reorganize. Thanks for the inspiration ladies!

Alee
Farmgirl Sister #8


Go to Top of Page

levisgrammy
True Blue Farmgirl

6877 Posts

Denise Thompson
NJ
USA
6877 Posts

Posted - Jan 20 2017 :  11:43:35 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
This is a great thread. Helps keep me motivated.

~Denise~
Farmgirl Sister #43

"Thy Word is a lamp unto my feet and a light unto my path." Psalm 119:105

http://www.ladybugsandlilacs.blogspot.com/
http://www.torisgram.etsy.com
Go to Top of Page

Joanna
True Blue Farmgirl

94 Posts


Ontario
Canada
94 Posts

Posted - Jan 21 2017 :  2:12:57 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Absolutely love purging! I walk through my house once a month and see what else I can purge.

Joanna - Sister #5965
https://creativeideasbook.wordpress.com/
https://roomsandwindows.wordpress.com/
Go to Top of Page

katmom
True Blue Farmgirl

12806 Posts

Grace
WACAL Gal WashCalif.
USA
12806 Posts

Posted - Jan 22 2017 :  7:51:38 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I get the urge about twice a year to purge,,, but my hubby is a whole different story... lol!
Why do men insist on hanging onto tattered, worn and thread-bare flannel shirts!!!!


>^..^<
Happiness is being a katmom and Glamping Diva!

www.katmom4.blogspot.com & http://graciesvictorianrose.blogspot.com

Go to Top of Page

levisgrammy
True Blue Farmgirl

6877 Posts

Denise Thompson
NJ
USA
6877 Posts

Posted - Jan 23 2017 :  03:52:46 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Grace, when you get that figured out let me know! I have the same here. I have been working little by little purging books of my dads. He loves westerns and got so many for Christmas this year. Of course he reads them fast so my daughter keeps him stocked from the thrift and library sales. I have been slowly going through and listing them for him. I the mean time I keep seeing what I can find of my own to get rid of. How do we accumulate so much stuff?

~Denise~
Farmgirl Sister #43

"Thy Word is a lamp unto my feet and a light unto my path." Psalm 119:105

http://www.ladybugsandlilacs.blogspot.com/
http://www.torisgram.etsy.com
Go to Top of Page

Bridge
True Blue Farmgirl

814 Posts

Bridgette
Southern Indiana
USA
814 Posts

Posted - Mar 04 2017 :  05:51:15 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I have taken the plunge!I threw my entire closet onto the bed. I swear clothes must be like rabbits and multiply. Where did all this stuff come from.
I hope to get down to a 30 items or less closet, I can see that is going to be a challenge.
Took a break to make coffee (I'm going to need it)
Going back in... say a prayer for me.

I'll be back with picks a little later. If not call 911 cause the heap must have swallowed me up ;)

Bridge
Farmgirl Sister #7277
Put your lipstick on & be Happy!
http://stitchthrifty.blogspot.com/
Go to Top of Page
Page: of 2 Farmgirl Fashion: Previous Topic And so it begins... Next Topic  
Next Page
 New Topic  Reply to Topic
 Printer Friendly
Jump To:
Snitz Forums 2000 Go To Top Of Page