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Sunday, August 14, 2016

The Great Closet Purge of 2016

I’ve been saying for a while now that I need to get clothes I don’t/can’t wear out of the closet to take to Goodwill. Well, today the wife took Mason to see The Secret Life of Pets, leaving me with Charlie. The baby was ready for his nap, but wasn’t about to go to sleep while Mason was making noise and doing amusing things… but it took less than 10 minutes to put him down once they left. With him asleep, and me alone and stuck in the manor, I decided this would be a good time to tackle that closet.

Now I figured to purge enough clothes to fit in one bag, then I could run by the Goodwill dropoff after dropping Mason off at school. But the Great Closet Purge of 2016 had other ideas. After taking a third of the old shirts out, I already had two stacks and wasn't even half done with the closet. Next came the pants; over half of those had to go, but I found 8 or 9 pairs I could wear and didn’t know I had. Finally, the sweaters and miscellaneous stuff on the floor. I ended up with four stacks, plus a separate pile for rags. Then Charlie woke up.

Note: the baby is to show scale and isn’t otherwise part of the purge.
Somehow, I don’t think I‘ll get all that into the Miata with room left over to carry Mason and his bookbag. Besides, I have to purge my dresser as well…


  1. Bah. Mason can just go on the roof, right? KIDDING! That's a lot of stuff to purge. Holy crap.

  2. The kid seems to be enjoying the ride! That's one fine purge.

  3. Patricia, I seriously considered just putting the top down and lashing the bags behind the seats. I really need a luggage rack on the trunk! But yeah, my closet was pretty much crammed full. I've got some breathing room now.

    John, Charlie enjoys life in general… unless he wakes up hungry. Then he'll put up a howl—at least until he sees the food on the way. (He's amazingly reasonable, especially for a baby.)


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