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What do you all think of this then.

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ZZzzz Report 21 Nov 2017 20:53

Hubby, whom doesn’t like throwing anything away has loads and loads of clothes including coats and shoes. In one of his two wardrobes the rail broke under the weight so he put a metal rail in now so I don’t bother ironing his stuff because it becomes creased, apart from throwing out some of it what would you do?


maggiewinchester Report 21 Nov 2017 21:01

Leave him to it - and let him iron his clothes!! :-D :-D


Allan Report 21 Nov 2017 21:18

I iron my own clothes.....I also have a dinner suit that is over thirty years old and have no prospect of ever fitting into again, and I refuse to ditch it :-D :-D


ZZzzz Report 21 Nov 2017 21:22

Allan, I’m not suggesting he ditches it, a lot of it is far to big for him now but most of it is in good nick so could go to a charity shop.


Allan Report 21 Nov 2017 21:34

I'd be ashamed to give some of my clothes to a Charity shop given the state of said clothes. I suppose I could get a few extra years out of some of them if I turn them into rags (not much turning required) or dusters :-D :-D :-D


+++DetEcTive+++ Report 21 Nov 2017 21:47

Could you persuade him to store the clothes which don’t fit in the loft? At the very least it’ll give him the comfort they are still *his* & he’ll have more wardrobe space.


ZZzzz Report 21 Nov 2017 21:56

DetEcTive+++ Not a chance of any of it going in the attic, might just as well leave them in the wardrobe, he should learn to give or throw things away ?? :-D


KathleenBell Report 21 Nov 2017 22:32

My OH is just the same. We were at the rugby club for Sunday lunch yesterday and were discussing this very thing. He has wardrobes that are bulging and also lots of old rugby tops (which granted ARE in the loft) but that he wore when he first started playing rugby aged 16. He's now SEVENTY for goodness sake and still won't part with them!!

Kath. x


Allan Report 21 Nov 2017 23:16

One of the first things that I purchased in the UK, immediately after decimalisation, was a very nice shirt.

By 1982 I was supposed to throw it out, but decided to wear it one last time on our move to Australia and then throw it never happened :-0

In 1995, just before we moved to our current place in Australind, OH gave me an ultimatum: either the shirt went or she'd go :-(

With hindsight, I should have kept the shirt :-D :-D


maggiewinchester Report 21 Nov 2017 23:25

Kathleen - that shirt may be worth some money now!! :-D :-D

Allan - your poor wife!


ZZzzz Report 26 Nov 2017 16:36

I try to understand why people can’t or find it difficult to throw or give anything away but haven’t got there yet.


ZZzzz Report 26 Nov 2017 16:41

To date he has two double wardrobes, one 5 draw chest of draws and 4 under bed draws. I have two single wardrobes and 4 under bed draws.


BrianW Report 26 Nov 2017 16:53

I won't throw anything away because I feel insecure and worry about whether I would be able to afford to replace it, even though I know I easily could.
I've got a garage full of bits "that might come in handy one day".
And I hate waste.


Andrew Report 26 Nov 2017 17:10

If we didn't regularly throw stuff out, we'd not get in the front door by now.

We give any stuff that can be recycled away or charity shop. Everything else is down to the tip.



ZZzzz Report 26 Nov 2017 17:50

We did have a clear out of his man cave and to be fair he did throw some stuff away we then put the rest in tidy order, one of the things he had in there was a motor from a single tub washing machine “just in case” but it had been there for over 30 years.