The Great Declutter

A trip to Grandma’s usually involves Bella being gifted with lovely new clothes. This time was no exception. So now we have returned to congested southeast London from rural Cheshire, it didn’t take me long to get twitchy about having too many clothing items and too little space. Time to find that Zen state of wardrobe that I crave. Here’s a selection of some of the items we will share across the charity shops of Penge. Bella helped me. We started with her wardrobe:

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Peacocks floral blouse, age 3 – reason for donation: outgrown

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Gap stripy T-shirt and ‘Barbie’ brand denim skirt, outgrown

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Disney Frozen Anna costume, outgrown

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Disney Frozen Elsa costume and wig, also outgrown

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TU denim jacket age 3-4, outgrown

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Primark blue dress with floral pattern, outgrown and faded (a redonation originally from BHF)

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Gruffalo beanie hat and gloves, donated because they have barely been worn.

And then we moved on to my wardrobe, which now feels a little lighter, and easier to browse:

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George at Asda, pink blouse – too big, never worn and not really me. Not sure how it ended up in my Dads shopping.

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Grey surf brand ‘Rusty’ jumper – had this for ages, bought in Australia, loved but rarely worn. Considered for donation so many times but this time its going.

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Cameo Rose black mini dress with white collar and white lace detail – too short to wear with tights and I’m trying to get away from leggings. Redonation, from Barnardo’s Doncaster.

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Very well loved Top Shop navy blue mini dress. Its a bit too big now, and again, too short to wear with tights.

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Not quite sure what was going on here, a men’s checked shirt with faux suede detail. Shoulders too big, chest too tight. Seemed like a good idea at the time in British Red Cross Weymouth. Seems brand new. Maybe 3rd time lucky for this little number.

There’s a lot more than this, but I won’t bore you with the rest. Just reporting on a good feeling of cleansing the house of unneeded items that can do good elsewhere, and some reasons why you might consider parting with items and donating to your local charity shops. Lucky Penge eh!!

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