Throughout April we have been so proud to be supporting TK Maxx and Cancer Research UK with their fifth annual Give up Clothes for Good campaign – and equally proud that so many of you have joined in, adding your support (and clothes!) to raising awareness and - equally as importantly – funds that will eventually help the clever boffins in the labs beat kids’ cancer.
Along with joining us for a staggering evening’s Twittering crammed full of fab hints and tips, lots and lots of you have been decluttering your own wardrobes and trotting along to TK Maxx with your unneeded items to add to their Give up Clothes For good pile.
And lots of bloggers have been telling us about their own Clothing Clear Outs – so settle back with a cup of tea as we wind our merry way down the procession of posts in this month’s Blog Carnival, as we find the stories those forgotten items in the back of the wardrobe tell us…
Heading the procession is the lovely Cass, over at Frugal Family, with an incredibly moving story about her brother Alan, and the sack of clothes she has finally decided need to move on to help other cancer sufferers.
Next up is the Evil Overlord herself Sally, showing the world a (really, honestly very scarily) intimidatingly tidy wardrobe over on Who’s the Mummy. And a pair of boots I may just need to go steal.
Rosie is showing us all how to let go of that expensive, never-worn-wardrobe-decoration, the old Business Suit. We all have one, we all refuse to let go of what it meant. until now.
Congratulations to Nadine at Juggle Mum who’s finally able to get rid of all those clothes that are just a bit TOO comfortable – thanks to a new, healthy lifestyle.
Nickie at Typecast is throwing her colours to the wind, passing on the beloved dress she wore the MADs last year (oh how we loved that dress!).
Becky made me smile over on Baby Budgeting, the Happy Blue Dress doing it’s job even from afar.
The children are getting in on the act over on Actually Mummy – how do their trousers get that flappy-ankle look so fast?
Angela is letting go of those much-loved-but-never-worn items over on This Is Life – you know, the ones you hold onto because you *might* fit into it again, or wear it again, one day…
Lindy at squidgyboo is another who’s been hoarding something special, waiting for the time to wear it – but the time has come and gone, and that special dress is off to a new home now.
Sandy at Baby Baby is letting go of some much-loved-much-loathed shoes… and she did make me laugh…
The Seasider in The City has decided that it’s time for a confidence-boosting special dress to find a new home, and a new owner to swish it with pride…
Mary Poppins is finally giving up on her Little Red Dress (booo!), passing it on to a home it can finally lose it’s tags for.
Karen from All About The Boys is bravely passing forward her million-dollar MADS award dress (which she really did look a million dollars in).
The Gingerbread House has simply been having a SERIOUS declutter, and at the same time acknowledging the psychological symbolism our ‘uniforms’ have for the stages of our lives.
Alison at Dragons and Fairy Dust has rather put me to shame, managing to clear out THREE BAGS of clothes. There’s commitment for you. Over at Love Chic Living, two bags were filled – and judging by the blog, I bet there are some treasures in these bags of booty.
Mummy Musings has found two fab summer dresses that conjure up memories of summer markets in Ibiza and friends’ weddings.
Mummy versus Work has chosen to give up the most AMAZING corset – the most expensive thing she’s ever bought – and she wore it once!
Meanwhile, Madhouse Family Reviews gave up a quite fabulous red Kaftan – one of those things that’s PERECT for summer.
How many times have you discovered something that looks perfect on the hanger isn’t quite right on you? That’s what’s prompted a clear-out for Amy, over at Cooking, Cakes and Children.
And Me? I finally dug out that Special Box – after four babies, I REALLY won’t be needing it again…
Thank you to everyone who took part – and don’t forget, it’s not too late to join in yourself. Have a rummage, see what you can dig out and bear to part with, and pop it in to your local TK Maxx. Someone, somewhere, will be so very glad that you did.