Teen 2 has changed sizes over the last few years and has clothing covering about 4-5 sizes. She was in ruthless mode and wanted to pare down to just what she could wear right now. The Keepers ended up in two washing baskets. hhm two carefully balanced baskets at that.
The free-cycle items were sorted into sizes and labelled ready to be given to other members of free-cycle. Free-cycle is a way of recycling items that may otherwise end up in land-fill. They must be items that are suitable to go to someone else and not rubbish.
Here are the TEN shopping bags of clothes promised and ready to go to new homes through Free-cycle.
Another NINE shopping bags went to charity this afternoon. This included odd sized clothing, jackets, linen, and cotton clothing only suitable for rags as the charities also turn cotton into rags if not good enough to be worn. Since teen 2 doesn't wear synthetics it is easy to pass on rags.
ONE full bag of clothes ended up in the rubbish bin as it was not suitable to either be sent to charity or passed onto someone else to wear, eg worn underwear and swimwear, holey socks.
Of course teen 3 assisted in this huge task and her reward was first pick of anything that she may like. She scored a party dress, a pair of jeans, several tops, a nightie and a sundress.
At one stage the lounge room was so full that it was barely possible to move so we tossed bags of clothing to each other as we sorted, bagged and labelled them.
Tomorrow's tasks include picking up and paying for the new bed and tall boy, photo-graphing and dismantling the old bed and taking it down stairs and under the house as well as removing the two now empty wardrobes. The room should look quite empty after that.
There is more sorting to be done and it gets harder from here as it includes a lifetime of collected bits and bobs, games, puzzles, memorabilia etc. Wish us luck ... or whatever it is we will need; I am thinking much fortitude.
Paint selecting is in process and I expect will step up in earnest this next week, as will cleaning and painting preparation. There are still furniture items to source but since it is all purchased second hand, patience is the key factor to finding what she wants at an affordable price.
I am eagerly anticipating the look as it all comes together. ...and naturally I will share it with you.