Lately, I’ve been digging into my closet to find some clothes to donate this Christmas season. I’ve started this routine two years ago when I became active in donating some old stuff to the local church. I figured out long before that I don’t really use much of my clothes since I don’t go out as frequent as usual. I simply don’t want them to rot in my closet – they are better off with someone else’s. So it really came as a surprise to me when I came across with some of my uniform sets since high school – which include my high school uniform ( white blouse / navy blue skirt) and shirts as well as my main CAT uniform. It’s more than four years old and they simply have to go.
I admit I’m a pack rat for everything – clothes, shoes, books, household things, small electronics and many more. Even the most minuscule things I can’t seem to give away for the belief that they carry in them unique sentimental values. So you do have a pretty idea what my room is like. But I’m trying to work out this attitude. You see, it’s kind of a hassle to deal with too many things.
When I think about it, I don’t exactly know why I have kept them for so long. I hate to admit it but being a pack rat is one of my most terrible habit, of which I can’t help myself. It is true that I have a penchant for things like old high school uniforms because I’ve gone through my whole university life without having to wear one. At some point, I envy most of my high school classmates who went on to take nursing courses and wearing those nursing scrubs and scrubs tops that I wanted to wear for fashion’s sake. The bad thing about not having to wear a formal uniform all through out college life is the dilemma of ‘what to wear the next day’. Which goes on without saying why I have too many clothes to give away mainly because I seemed to have kept them for so long.
I believe that the most appropriate time to donate some clothes and other stuff is just before the year ends. Or probably before it starts. It’s like a fresh start.
So it’s time to clean up some stuff now.