21 September 2011

Thankful for Mount Washmore

I often wonder how you know how much clothing is too much for a family of three. Recently I think I discovered the answer. If one does laundry all day long and can separate loads by COLOR I think that means we have too much. Please understand me when I say color, NOT COLORS, COLOR. Not only can I separate by color, in a few instances it includes hues. I have entire loads of laundry in light blues, medium blues and dark blues. Black is popular as I can actually do two loads and light grey is a separate color with it's very own load from dark grey. I think we have a problem.
I have friends who have four, six and seven children who may not have the amount of clothing we have. On the one hand, I do come by it honestly but on the other it is a bit shameful. Not having a working washer and dryer at the moment is making me thankful for the piles of clothing we have. It has also shown me it is time to cut down a bit once the washer and dryer are fixed. Salvation Army, here we come!
I have discovered as long as we have enough underwear we will be just fine!


  1. how do you guys come to have so many clothes? do you have hoarding issues? i wish we had more because we'd be in trouble if i didn't do laundry once a week. then again, i can get every last stitch of it done in one day, so maybe that's not too bad either.

  2. Yeah, girl, trust me it is more of a headache than it is worth. Honestly, it isn't really hoarding so much as my hubs and I are both into clothes. I don't think that is usually the case. Also, I do hoard when it comes to faves but I also wear 90% of my huge wardrobe. We both go through them and get rid of stuff that doesn't fit or whatever every 3-6 months but somehow I think we just acquire more than we purge. As time goes on I am purging more and more often. This pregnancy has been hard in this respect b.c i haven't been able to do the purging thing since I won't know what actually fits for awhile!