I run a very real risk of offending quite a large number of people today, I am sorry if you are upset but this is just my take on this subject, and my regular readers will know that I am a bit doolally at the best of times.
Yesterday was a cut, stitch, press, rinse and repeat sort of day. Nose to the grindstone and all that jazz, mind you I loved every minute of it.
And now to the crux of the matter. By chance I was reading a blog post about this craze for folding clothes to matchbox size and clicked onto a U tube video. How to fold tee shirts, I could not believe my eyes, there was a female version of Sheldon (Big Bang Theory) using a plastic gizmo to fold clothes. Then I spotted a tutorial on making a cardboard copy. I started to giggle and then spied a whole raft of like videos, how to fold knickers, socks, shorts......you name it and somebody will show you how to fold it. I watched a few, well quite a lot really, and they got me to the point of crying with laughter. There was one with 2 people telling me how to fold "an underwear" if they could not bring themselves to say knickers why not say briefs. I fully understand that some of us have more clothes than cupboard space and have to be fanatically tidy.
I have read many times that most of us wear 20% of our clothes 80% of the time. The two do not add up in my mind, but it happens, I am guilty of that but not quite to such an extreme.
I am very strict with my one in, one out rule and still have the odd garment of five that I have hung onto with gritted teeth that would put Jaws to shame and nails of titanium that many a Kardashian would drool over.
This summer instead of just putting my winter clothes away I will go through then with eagle eyes and plan on discarding perhaps 25%. Then when the summer clothes come out I will go through them before hanging them up or putting away in drawers.
Without looking I know that there are 2 pairs of boots and a pair of shoes that will go to the CS. I very rarely part with my footwear but the boots nip my hammer toe and so do the shoes. All are from Hotter and are in very good condition, I hope that someone else can benefit from them.
Anyhow, back to folding, I sincerely hope that nobody is offended, it was a morning of light entertainment for me and has put me in an excellent frame of mind.
I also read a blog about a Five Pound Challenge, "lovely Grey day", and it has sparked my imagination. I am going to take £5 worth of fabric and trim and make something. I will try to sell it for a profit and spend that on more material to make 2 somethings. rinse and repeat often. If successful I should have a decent amount of money to donate. What do you think, is there a chance that I could make a reasonable amount of money. The thought of several hundreds of pounds going to The Dogs Trust is enough to spur me on.
No photo today, all my batteries are on charge. Back tomorrow with a plan of action, if anyone has any suggestions I welcome them.