Ever since I started a regular exercise schedule in 2002 and lost some weight, I’ve had a suit hanging in my closet that is one size too big. I bought other new clothes, but because my job does not require me to wear formal business attire, I just thought I’d replace the old suit when I got around to it. After all, it was still wearable even if it didn’t fit perfectly.

Suit with striped jacket and blue skirt and vest. 

Of course, after I thought about it, I realized that keeping the old suit for so many years made no sense at all! If I wanted to attend a formal event and didn’t have anything else to wear, I would go out and buy a new suit anyway, rather than dredge through the depths of my closet and show up at the event wearing something that was both the wrong size and out of style. But after all this time, I had gotten so used to seeing it in my closet that I didn’t pay any attention to how totally useless it was!

About Clutter Comedy: Every Sunday (which I envision as a day of rest after a productive week of de-cluttering) I post a Clutter Comedy article describing my most memorable clutter discovery of the week. Other bloggers who wish to join in are welcome—just post a link in the comments! There’s no need to publish any “before” photos of your clutter, if they are too embarrassing. The idea is simply to get motivated to clean it up, while having a bit of fun too!


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