I find myself in a bit of strange and unknown territory this holiday season, my 10+ year relationship has come to an end and I need to be out of my apartment by the first of the year. It was a bit unexpected and the timing is unfortunate, my sister and brother-in-law are in town and instead of hanging out with them I’m packing box after box after box. You get the gist, but I guess you can’t really schedule these things can you.
Anyway, It’s 4:30am right now and I’ve been packing my clothes for the last few hours, making piles to keep, toss and donate and I’ve run into a bit of a problem with my “I haven’t worn it in x amount of time and it isn’t really special” rule. I have a few really special dresses, Miu Miu, Jil Sander from when she was still designing, Peter Som, etc. that only get choice occasions out and they’re always beautiful so they’re exempt. The problem is with my handmade items. I have a lot of outdated, just plain old ugly or whatever handmade garments. Do they have the same rules as ready to wear clothing? It feels so strange to get rid of them, but I also am tired of them taking up room in my closet. I know I can donate them and give them a second life but it’s sort of hard to set your handmade clothes free.
Do you guys have special rules for your handmade garments? Should I just be strong and toss / donate them? Help a girl out!
Also, not that anyone would do this, but please no boyfriend bashing in the comments. He’s still a cool guy even if it didn’t work out for us, not that it makes things any easier, probably harder actually! Blah.