Cleaning House

Being stuck inside from the cold and rain means I have a lot of time on my hands…so, I clean.  Cleaning is not my favorite thing to do, well, except for vacuuming.  I don’t mind doing that…somehow, heh.

Anyhow, with the shopping I’ve been doing trying to update my wardrobe from 5+ year old running shirts and jeans and cargo pants stained with mud and oil, I figured it was about time I went through all my clothes to clean house and donate.

My life previously meant I was moving around every 6 months, and couldn’t buy many new clothes because I needed all the work gear I could keep.  I lived out of a large suitcase that contained all my clothes for work and…very little going out wear.  Being in my current residence now has given me the opportunity to purchase new and nicer clothes, although there is nothing wrong with my old clothes…they’re just out of date for me as I’m, I guess you could say, growing into myself.

So I piled everything up and even went through all my running shoes, to see that I sure had a lot to donate!  I mean, there are 3 pairs of running shoes and 31 t-shirts in there!  I even got rid of my favorite pair of jeans that I’ve been holding on to, hoping I might be able to fit back into them some day…but no more!  I know I will never fit back into those jeans ever again…so out they went.

Oh, and along with my die hard converse I’ve had since…2004.

Oh my little converse…you have done your duty for the past eight years, breaking and fading out, but Whit said it was time for some new ones!

Aren’t they so pretty, and clean?  Haha!  They’re a bit stiff of course, and I’m getting used to there being that star on the side (not a fan, my old ones didn’t have that) but I like em’!

So, what did you do this weekend?  Clean like me? I know many of us were stuck inside because of rain/snow/ice…

P.S. I finally went to the doctor’s today to get my hip checked out (I know, it took me for freaking ever) and I have a strained piriformis which is aggravating my sciatic nerve to the point where my leg basically gives out from under me if worked hard enough.  It sucks hard core, because it’s not a typical running injury, so I’m not sure when I’m going to be able to get back to running.  I do however, have a consult with an exercise physical therapist next week so hopefully in due time, I will be back to pounding the pavement!  Fingers crossed…every single finger, toe, leg and arm…haha.

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8 Responses to Cleaning House

  1. Shannon says:

    always feels good to purge some things and make room for new things! good luck with the hip, with any luck you’ll be back at it in now time :)

  2. Amy Lauren says:

    Pretty neat that you went through all your clothes like that- I need to get some inspiration from you because I gotta do the same thing! I moved back in 2010 and you think that I wouldn’t have acquired as much but I really have. I even have some clothes from college, now those probably need to GO big time (I graduated in 07).

    Also really proud of you for getting rid of clothes that didn’t fit. That’s really hard for me. I have a pair of jeans that probably needs to go, but I keep them around anyway. It’s almost like added pressure to lose more with them around, I think if I got rid of them once and for all and the pressure was off, recovering would be a lot easier…

    • Melissa says:

      Getting rid of those pants was so relieving. As soon as they went in the bag it was like, they’re gone! So much less pressure! yay!!! I would definitely think about doing the same thing! It’s like getting rid of the scale!

  3. Rose says:

    I find cleaning sessions like this so inspiring + motivational. It just feels like you’re starting the week/month/year/whatever off with a clean slate. I’m sure you feel this way! Esp. with those brand new sneaks. You’ll get used to the stars I’m sure :)

  4. Amy says:

    Although I am not a huge fan of cleaning, I do get in those moods where I need to purge myself of various mounds of “stuff” that has just accumulated in my room since the last time I cleaned out. The strangest incidence was last year when I arrived back from my second USA trip. When I landed I had been travelling for 15 hours but I wasn’t tired so I changed my sheets, cleaned out my wardrobe and cleaned the kitchen! Yeah, not sure what happened there but there is that satisfying post-cleaning feeling afterwards :)
    I hope your hip is feeling better soon :(

  5. I have a weird thing about purging clothes. I love it! I did have a hard time giving up my Chucks from 2002. They had flames on them and were awesome, but not too practical for my current lifestyle. As hard as it is to get rid of old stuff, you’re allowing yourself to make new favorites :)

  6. As much as I hate cleaning out my closet, when the job is done, i feel SO much better. I have converses too that I absolutely love, but mine are pink, sparkly and totally obnoxious haha
    im so sorry about your hip! i hope everything goes well next week! i know how difficult that is when you cant participate in an activity you love.

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