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Time to Declutter & Think Through Purchases Thoroughly Again

Wednesday, January 02, 2013

My daughter and I went shopping yesterday for shoes (which is pure torture for both of us as we both have extremely difficult feet to fit) and while we weren't too successful with that, we did find that JC Penney had marked down a lot of clothing items. I ended up getting some things I had wanted in the past but didn't buy until now since the prices were even better than normal JCP prices.

I have a lot of decluttering to do that I haven't had time for in the past (although not what I am wanting or feeling like doing) as it's bugging me a lot. I want to have more leisure time with my family and myself this year so decluttering and getting more organized with accomplish that, but it's a little difficult when you have limited home space.

Over the years I've tried really hard to consider space available as well as if I really need an item/items enough to store them before purchasing. We got things like a Kindle for my daughter, etc. to help with storage issues as well as I sell unwanted/unused/outgrown items that are my kid's items whenever possible.

While I'm pretty good at saving money on groceries and other items, I still have to consider my space issues as well as if it's a waste of money, no matter how little spent, on an item if it never gets used.

These are things we all do everyday (make decisions) but I want to improve on my decisions because as I have stated in the past, there's is always room for improvement.

My clothes buying strategies are getting better. In the past if it fit and it looked half-way okay (and the price was good) I would buy it. Not anymore, I really want to love the clothing I buy. I know I won't be knocked down thrilled on everything I purchase, but I want to be happy when I put the item on. One thing I discovered at the end of this year was that I could wear Jr. clothing. My daughter and I can wear the same shirts so we can exchange and trade with one another on at least the tops. I'm too curvy/hippy for Jr. pants (haven't even tried and probably won't because I know it would be silly as I have hips and padding no matter how much weight I have lost).

It's fun though to take chances and try things that you think wouldn't work. I've had lots of great surprises and fun things that I've purchased by taking chances. I've had to teach that my very conservative daughter as well, LOL.

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KISSFAN1 1/3/2013 11:18AM

    Mrs. G - I am actually a member of a local yardsale type group on FB but have never sold on there. I found a Yahoo group years ago that I sell on from time to time, but with the economy still in a downward spiral and people having lost jobs in my area, it's much harder to sell now.

Congrats on the $40 made; that is always a great feeling to sell things you want to get rid of and make money as well!

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KISSFAN1 1/3/2013 11:16AM

    Thanks Emma, I appreciate that!

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MRSG942011 1/3/2013 11:07AM

    I discovered a local yard sale group on facebook specific to my town (closed group). Look on there and see. You can get rid of stuff and often times at better price then at a yard sale. I made $40 this weekend just selling three items. But it does make you think before you buy for sure.

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1EMMA2011 1/2/2013 3:18PM

    You want to do the right thing and that is very admirable! Wishing you a Happy New Year! Congratulations on your organizational plan!


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KISSFAN1 1/2/2013 9:27AM

    That's very true about people living in smaller houses years ago. My house is barely 1300 square feet so very small by today's standards with 4 people living in it. I think my issue with our limited space is two-fold.

I like to stockpile groceries to save us money (so that I can stay at home with my kids) and we also homeschool, so storage for those two things can sometimes be difficult. If I had one extra room I would honestly be satisfied for the most part. We've streamlined a lot of things in our house, but it's still a challenge for sure.

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NELLJONES 1/2/2013 8:35AM

    When I was a kid, people lived in much smaller spaces and had tiny little closets. Look at any 50's house. We all talk about portion sized being smaller, but we had less of everything. And we were perfectly happy with less. I look at modern houses with closets the size of my old bedroom and wonder what happened to us!

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