We have a BIG Box O’ Clutter ready for our next drive-by pick-up.
At the top are our still-pretty-new, still-fit, still-in-good-shape uniforms from the basketball season that ended a little over a month ago.
I used to save these perfectly good uniforms. In my mind, the basketball shorts and shirts should have been perfect for wearing in the summer.
The cheerleading uniform for my daughter? Well, she might want to dress up in it sometime.
Except that no one ever wore them. My boys, at 9 and 11, have outgrown wearing basketball uniforms to the grocery store on a non-basketball-game day.
And the way our Upward league works is that all the uniforms are the same colors but reversible. This means the non-breathable fabric is actually two layers thick. So even when it’s time to wear grubbies at the lake or outside, two layers of polyester is too hot for our Texas summer heat. Cotton, single-layered shorts and tees are the only way to go.
I guess that wearing the not-as-cute-as-some cheer uniform every week for two months is more than enough for my girl. She NEVER once has dressed up in one that I kept.
So, this year, after their final wash . . . I decided I wasn’t even going to bother pretending we should keep them.
I even decluttered the pom poms and hair ribbon for good measure!
Total, that’s . . . like . . . two cubic feet of space freed up in my home!
(Not that I measured, or have more than a vague understanding of what a cubic foot is. It just sounds good!)