Weekend Story: PILs in the House + Decluttering My Closet

Last weekend, the hubby and I were joined by my PILs in Bacoor. We drove there on Friday night and headed back to Manila on Sunday afternoon. I was quite productive because I finally got to declutter my closet after ten years, hahaha. Seriously, it felt good to get rid of old clothes and to let go of new ones that I kept for so long because I thought they would fit me again. I admit it was difficult for me to do it but sometimes, hard decisions have to be made. I told myself I’d just buy new ones as a sort of reward when and if I’d be able to lose weight talaga in the (hopefully, near) future. The clothes, both old and new, are to go to Mame’s relatives upon her suggestion. Fine with me.

Here are photos from our quiet weekend:

inside Madonna del Divino Amore Church, Ayala Southvale

my MIL and I loved this healthy plate at Peri-Peri Chicken Evia

dinner time with my PILs

munggo guisado with lotsa chicharon (just the way we like it!)

a peek into my closet (remember those slim and sturdy hangers I bought in 2013?)

a bagful of clothes to give away

Have a lovely week, friends! 🙂

May you choose happiness always,

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6 Replies to “Weekend Story: PILs in the House + Decluttering My Closet”

  1. I just did the same! It feels great to declutter and have some space in the closet (although its tempting to go out and buy new clothes). But I learned somewhere about how to use clothes before replacing. One should set a Use per Item target before you purchase or replace clothes (according to another blog). So for example if your target is 20 pesos per use and the t-shirt is worth 400, you should use it at least 20 times. (or targetting to use it 20 times). So now I feel regret for buying some of my clothes that I have only worn 2 or 3 times (you know, those party and gimmick outfits?).

    1. Hi Jun! It feels great to declutter, indeed. I agree that the temptation is always there, more particularly in my case because I’ve gained a lot of weight and so the clothing options in my closet is now limited. I think I’ve read something about that use per item target, too. It really makes sense. Something to do with the law of diminishing marginal utility. 🙂

  2. I constantly de-clutter my closet now. As in mga every 3 months kasi nga I’m trying to keep it to 2 small boxes lang. So far naman ok. I mean, paulit ulit ang clothes but because I have a “signature look” na madali nalang. 🙂 Pero sana pumayat padin ako. 🙁 Huhuhuh!

    1. Good for you, sis. Waaaah, I need to have a signature look, too! Haha. Para di na mahirap mamili ng isusuot everyday. 🙂

  3. I decluttered din just last weekend. It’s Ramadan here in Dubai, and since I don’t fast and month of giving din naman siya, perfect time for decluttering. It feels good din to share and mas naging maaliwalas ang closet. Nakarelate ako with you in keeping clothes that are still new in the hopes na papayat din ako hahaha!

    Oh and about the signature look, nagstart din ako to do that dito sa Dubai. I stock up on black shirts, a couple denims, and white sneakers for work; saves me a lot time din dahil di na mahirap magdecide what to wear. Then on weekends, dress naman para konting pieces lang ang nasa closet. Then variety na lang sa shoes and bags.

    1. Maaliwalas ang closet = one of the best feelings in the world! Ako rin sis, na-realize ko, mas konti ang choices, mas madali mag-isip ng isusuot at mas masaya magdress-up. 🙂

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