Thursday, 13 October 2011

Colour vs Collar

There are days when the collar gives the answer. You have been undecided for months, whether to keep the red sweater or not. Until you notice how the collar has visibly changed over time. There is no room for worn collars in my drawers, especially when they come in red. Wait, didn't I once argue that I don't wear Reds? oops. Ok, this sweater dates back to 1998. Plus it is the only red I can wear - the cool-toned cherry red.

Am I the only one who can not easily part from beloved things? Especially when they don't show any visible damage like holes or stains. Them dating back to a time when everthing seemed posisble, the glorious days of Start Ups and the early days of the New Economy in Europe does not make it easier.

I know Lisa who is on the same page like me, when it comes to saying goodbye to sweaters who are past their age. How about you?

The red sweater is gone, so is a grey polyester-sweater with shrunken sleeves (too short!)
plus half a dozen sweaters of Mr Paula, he started de-cluttering within 24 hours, including some worn-put pants he kept for years. How I love this virus called de-cluttering!


  1. my rule? If you haven't worn it in 6 months, and I don't mean due to the season, get rid of it. If you haven't worn it, you won't miss it.

  2. phew, 6 months would feel like a de-clutter bootcamp to me! Terms of 2 years already seem overhasty to me. But 6 months ...

  3. I do hold onto them:). The best is when they are in good enough shape to give them to my daughter.

  4. Hey! I do hold on onto them.

    Anyway I enjoyed reading your blog a lot. will sure pop by another time! let's keep in touch okay. following you now.


  5. I got rid of almost everything, and am slowly adding pieces back as I make them. I also bought a few things, but not many. It was time to make a fresh start.

  6. Lisa, I am not sure if my niece would appreciate my worn sweaters.

    Silvia, thank you! I had no idea you were reading my blog in the past. Of course not :-)

    Susan, fresh is the right word!