I have a confession.
I realized something on coming home from vacation and unpacking.
I have way too many clothes for one person.
At our vacation spot we had a washer and dryer so we could wash as we needed to. I packed up our respective suitcases knowing that I could wash on demand. I had with me a pair of jeans, a pair of shorts and a pair of capris with about 6 shirts to intermingle mix and match, and one button-down sweater for the chilly times. And one set of PJ's.
I was more creative with the 6 shirts/camisoles/t's than I have ever been with the 30 shirts all together in my closet. And, okay, I live in Michigan so I have to have "all-weather" clothing. But seriously. Why do I have so many clothes? Why do I have so much stuff? I'm stressed out when I open the closet and stressed out when I do the laundry and for what? Will clothing suddenly stop being made and I will be naked?
I love fabric. No, I'm not kidding. I really love fabric. And vintage clothing. Texture sends me into dreams of sewing and softness. Looking at fabric grouped together in piles of glorious color gives me a peace and happiness that is downright hard to explain to a non-believer.
I will clean out my closet. I will recycle and donate my unused and unneeded space hogging stress causing clothing.
Does anyone else have this problem? What is your solution? Where do you buy American made clothing? Sustainable clothing? (because when the ones I wear are threadbare, I will not choose to run naked.)
(confession number two: I love children's books. I collect them. I read them all the time. I use them as teaching aids in Art class.)