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Cleaning out the closet 
31st-Aug-2012 21:29
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The big one in the library, the one full of clothes I've hardly worn for years, of which several garments were damaged in the great mouse infestation of 2011. For a few days now, I've been pulling out stuff, mourning my losses, cursing the mice and seeing what I can salvage. With a few exceptions, I didn't really use many of those items of clothing anyway. I should just toss out 70% of the entire closet, but I'm just not used to throwing away clothing that's not worn so thin I couldn't imagine wearing it in public. And even then I tend to save it to wear on days I don't leave the house. I do have a hoarding problem. Probably have three times as many clothes than I need. Even more when it comes to T-shirts. Part of me is relieved that woot hasn't offered anything of interest to me for nearly a month now.

How do you all deal with overflowing closets? When is it time to let something go? How do you deal with impossible-to-remove stains? Should I just throw out the pillowcase that was soaked in mouse urine, or should I attempt to bleach the hell out of it?
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31st-Aug-2012 21:21 (UTC)
I tend to donate huge chunks of clothing (cleaned though, I wouldn't donate anything soaked in the prior mentioned mouse urine), but we have donation drop boxes everywhere.

Speaking of, I should do that again sometime soon.
31st-Aug-2012 21:29 (UTC)
Please throw out all the mouse stained fabrics! You can get sick from contact with those, and I don't think any charities would take them.

Cleaning out closets can feel really good. It is hard, but you will feel so much lighter once all that stuff is gone.
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