This is just the start. I promise not to bore you with too many other posts of this ilk; if purging isn’t your thing, click on. On Saturday we went through the majority of my husband’s clothes and shoes in preparation for our move in June. This probably seems crazy to most of you, but since he will be starting his new job at the end of February*, and he is going to Switzerland and Rio before then, I thought this the prudent thing to do. We have filled two large garbage bags and sent a pile of “skinny” clothes to another location. I was inspired by an article in the January, 2007 edition of Oprah’s magazine, “O”, written by Michelle Herman, who purged her whole house. It sounded painful. She had 360 bags of stuff to give away and a dumpster parked in front of her house that she filled.** Although I have purged all the baby items, I confess it took me until Spring of 2006 to throw away my law school books. If you got to the bottom of this paragraph, click to tell your favorite purging story, and not of the upchucking sort, please.
*Yes, a whole month in advance.
**I can’t find the magazine so these stats are from memory. But I am close on the number of garbage bags.