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Operation CULL – Desperation


I looked around my room today trying to pick out the stuff I was going to sell on eBay and I was appalled at the massive wardrobe I’ve amassed. My closet is a mere 2-door and it’s bursting. I’ve taken to hanging my clothes over my towel rack (my towel is on a hanger behind the door instead) and am also using my eBay rack (which is originally used for keeping the BNWT clothes I sell) to store more of my everyday clothes. Also, at work, I have 3 huge bags of my eBay BNWT clothes that I want to sell. Only cos I ran out of space at home.

It’s also ridiculous how many sized UK10 – 12 clothes I own. I haven’t worn them in like 10 years!

My "eBay" rack has now been invaded by my own everyday clothes

My "eBay" rack has now been invaded by my own everyday clothes

My poor towel rack. I've just been stacking clothes on it

My poor towel rack. I've just been draping clothes on it

My very small and bursting closet

My very small and bursting closet

So the plan is… I’ll have to be drastic and split this culling process into 3 parts

1) Give away the nicer ones to friends (already started doing this)

2) Sell in lots of 15 – SGD50 for 15 random pieces (YES I have THAT MANY excesses)

3) Invite locally-based Singapore readers to come invade my wardrobe

For plan 3, I’ll pack as many items I can into a suitcase. You meet me at a central, mutually agreed location, we can chitchat over lunch or a drink. You raid my suitcase. If you find 1 piece you like, pay me a token sum of SGD5 for my bus fare. If you find 2 – 5 items you like, pay me a token sum of SGD15. If you find more than 5 items you like, pay me anything you like (above SGD20) so that I can take a taxi home (hahaha). If you don’t find anything you like, at least we had lunch/drink/a nice chitchat. Am I inviting trouble? Hee hee…

Author: Chloe Happ

I left Singapore for the US of A in 2013 and now live in Las Vegas with my indie game dev husband and our son Gummi Gumdrop. I am also probably much older than you think I am.

15 thoughts on “Operation CULL – Desperation

  1. That’s actually a wonderful plan except that I can’t fit into Size 10 – 12 else I will be very tempted to! Do it!

    • For you, if you really are interested. I’ll pack you my clothes from 2005-2007 when I was between UK18-22. Besides, I’m sure there are many clothes from this year that you can fit cos I keep buying them long and larger than I can fit. Then end up not wearing them

  2. CAN I COME INVADE YOUR WARDROBE PLEASE??? UK 10-12 pre-loved by you sounds FANTASTIC 😀 plus all your clothes are super nice

  3. OMG you catalog your clothes by year periods even! So organised!!!

    You are asking for almost nothing, for your clothes. For step 3, it is almost like selling at flea-market, but without any rent, hehe. Pick a place that will let you bring in all your suitcases!

  4. what’s your ebay store link?? i am interested in uk10-12 clothes 🙂 this is a great idea! i am giving away a whole bunch of my nice-but-too-small clothes to salvation army, cos i don’t know who to give them too.

    • I’m wastedfashion in eBay. But I haven’t got many UK10 – 12 clothes there now. Possibly just a few.

      We should meet up. Tell me what you like I’ll pack stuff and you pick from there!

  5. wow! You are so generous! and I really like your style…! can I invade your wardrode tooo??! Pleeeease!!!
    heeee! I am size 16-18. 🙂

  6. I’m a new reader. I love your updates. Anything for uk16-18?

  7. grrrreat idea!

  8. i want too! UK16-18 if you have any up for grabs 🙂

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