It’s no secret that I’m a <a href=”http://www.lululemon.com”>Lululemon</a> fan. (Or fanatic.) Heck, I belong to multiple buy/sell groups on Facebook, I subscribe to blog updates from both <a href=”http://luluaddict.blogspot.com”>Luluaddicit</a> and <a href=”http://lulumum.blogspot.com”>Lulumum</a>, I have friends across the country who are fellow “addicts,” and the salespeople (called Educators) at the local Lululemon store know me by name — not to mention knowing my children by sight.
With my pregnancy, I wasn’t able to wear a lot of their items (other than some running gear and yoga pants/crops). So I’ve sold some.
And I don’t miss them.
So I continue to go through my closet and clear out the items I don’t immediately LOVE. The ones that I reach for, time and time again. And to some Lulu Addicts, this is considered sacrilege – how can I get rid of “vintage” items? Things that are considered hard to find?
But I’m not wearing it – and if someone wants to give me money (sometimes a LOT of money) for items that I don’t wear, and don’t love, and take up room in my closet – why not sell it?
Hell, that money can buy a <u>lot</u> of formula.
And my kid drinks a <b>LOT</b> of formula.
But as I’ve gone through my closet, I’ve cleaned out a lot of other things too — clothes that sit there, unused because they’re either the “wrong size” or don’t fit me <I>just right</I>.
So then I started on my husband’s side of the closet; considering he’s gained 30lb since we got married, you can just imagine the amount of items I pulled aside!! He also has multiple pairs of shoes, hats, belts, jeans, pants, sweatshirts, etc that he doesn’t wear.
Then I moved to the kids toys. This was considerably harder as I DO have a newborn at home who might be using them in the future…but still, I managed to give away or get rid of a lot of things.
My house may not be cleaner (after all, I do have a husband and two children) but I feel lighter.
Now if only I could get the husband to go through his tools….