It was time again for a de-cluttering of the wardrobe. This is just one of those de-cluttering jobs that isn't a one-time event. It's something that just about everybody has to do once in a while, whether it's once a year or once every 5 years.
When your bureaus are bulging, it doesn't mean you need a new bureau. It means it's time to get rid of the stuff that you're barely wearing. Or at the very least, get it out of the bureau and into some kind of a box for later. I reached the point where I had stacks of clean clothes next to my bureau, so it was certainly the time to go through this stuff.
I live in a climate with four seasons, so it's not unusual to have a box for seasonal clothes. Of course, if you can get rid of it completely, so much the better. Once I moved all but one or two sweaters and sweatshirts into a seasonal box, and got rid of the extra "bad" shirts I mentioned last time, my bottom drawer was practically empty. I similarly moved other shirts I don't wear into either a put-away box or in the bag for the thrift store.
I managed to fill a trashbag for the Salvation Army. Also found a beat-up pair of shoes I knew I wouldn't be wearing again.
"Do you want a receipt?" they asked. I ended up declining. The last time I did this, I thought I would be getting tax write-offs for my donations. But even after saving all of those receipts, I found out in the end that it still wasn't nearly enough to be worth putting on the tax forms. So this time around, I didn't bother.