I’ve got Nothing to Wear…Time to Clean out the Closet

This is something that I say quite often.  It is usually followed by ‘well nothing that fits anyway’. You see the problem is I can’t get rid of the things that don’t fit.   I am the heaviest I have ever been (which means I am heavier than the day I checked into hospital to give birth, which was previously the heaviest I had ever wanted to be).

So now it is time to face the scales and not let them get the better of me.  In doing so, I am also going to decrapify.  That’s a word, even though my computer tells me it isn’t.  In my world, it’s a word.  There is no point in keeping the beautiful Charlie Brown size 8 top.  It’s never going to fit again, and if it does, it certainly wont be as stylish as it was back when I was a size 8.

Here is a very embarrassing pic for me to show you – my wardrobe.  As my weight has increased, the organised space that was my closet, has become more and more of a mess.  For those of you that know me personally, you will be a little shocked at how this space now looks….

Not too bad from this angle

Let me show you a little more about how it looks at ground level…shoes have been multiplying and taking over

Ewww  what a mess

Ikea Pax Wardrobe with Shoe Organiser

What is really bad (not only the design of this walk in robe – with only hanging space and no drawers!) is the fact that the poor shelf is giving way under the weight of all of my excess clothes…as if that isn’t a sign…

So I have spent the last few days pulling everything out from the floor, even from The Man’s side

The Man's side

I’m trying to decrapify it completely by pulling out things that definitely do not fit me, things that I haven’t worn for more than a year and things that I am keeping ‘for when I fit into size 8’s again’.  I’ve faced reality, and have come to accept that my hips will never be a size 8 again.  Size 10 maybe, but size 8 just isn’t realistic.  Not in the next year anyway, so it’s time for those clothes to go.  I haven’t been a size 8 for over 7 years now, so no point keeping it any longer!

Anyway, now I have shown you an embarrassingly disorganized space in my house, and soon I will show it to you in all its glory. I’d love to have the professional people come in an put shelves and drawers and pretty placed to hang bags in there, but that just isn’t in the budget.  But you’ll see…it will look nice again soon.

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Getting Organised – First Day of the Month

Its the 1st of the the month today, and for us here in our house, that means its a busy day.  A day of checking things and making sure they are doing what they are supposed to be doing (unlike me of course!)

Some things that we regular do on the 1st of each month are:

Check the tyre pressure on my car

Yes, this is a true pic of me checking my tyre pressure

Yes, this is a true pic of me checking my tyre pressure

Check the oil level on my car

A clearly labelled dipstick, for the dipsticks that weren't sure where to find it.

A clearly labelled dipstick, for the dipsticks that weren’t sure where to find it.

Give the dog his worming tablets

Complete with small child with Vegemite on her cheek

Complete with small child with Vegemite on her cheek

Clean out the filter on the washing machine

Most front loaders will have the filter hidden down the bottom at the front

Most front loaders will have the filter hidden down the bottom at the front

Run a cleaning cycle for our washing machine

Source:  http://pinterest.com/pin/563864815816284263/

Source:  Pinterest

Run a cleaning cycle for the dishwasher

dishwasherSource:  Pinterest

I don’t know what made me think my days were boring and mundane…this is living, people!!

This is the life!!

Love Charlie

Do you have any special routines for certain days?

Do you check your car’s oil level and tyre pressure?