The Crap Files: I have a lot of crap

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The Crap Files

Spring is here, and so is the realisation that I have entirely too much crap.

My wardrobe physically cannot fit any more clothes. My bookshelves are buckling under the weight of so many books and I have piles of stuff everywhere that I keep meaning to get around to sorting.

It’s actually to the point where the hallway is lined with piles of my stuff, because it won’t fit in my room.

So how did it get to this point?

Well, I guess I’ve always had a tendency to accumulate stuff. While I’m not a shopaholic by any means, I have been prone to bouts of retail therapy. I’ve also learnt I have poor impulse control. And thus, I have ended up with way more stuff than one person will ever need in their lifetime – and most of it useless!

And so here I am, drowning in crap. I need a plan of action.

This is where The Crap Files comes in. Over the next few months I will regularly update you guys on how I’m progressing with cleaning out my crap. My end goal is to get rid of 50% of my possessions by my birthday next year, May 1st.

From a mixture of sell, discard and donate, I will whittle down my clutter and hopefully end up with a wee bit of money to tuck away in my savings (hellloooo, trip to Europe)!

Today, I started by going through my bulging wardrobe and managing to find 38 gorgeous dresses, jackets and tops that I hardly ever wear (or no longer fit) – some even with tags on – to sell on TradeMe. I’ve taken photos of everything and am slowly listing them all for probably way less money than I should.

If you want to stalk my TradeMe account (some people are into that) and get yourself a bargain on my second hand goods, then you can do so here. Otherwise, keep your eye out for more posts and probably a few breakdowns (how did it get this bad oh god why me).

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  • Following you on Bloglovin hun xx and good luck :p My heart breaks everytime I chuck something. What works is going to the dump site the very same day. I’m known to put back clothes into my wardrobe from the discard’s pile.

    • Thanks! Yeah, it is a bit hard. I keep thinking “But I might wear it one day!” but I just never get around to it.

  • I totally feel ya, my wardrobe is ridiculous and I actually have STACKS of clothing on the floor. Time to get my crap sorted!