This week I did my laundry for the first time since… well, possibly September… I actually can’t remember. Which is pretty pathetic, though not necessarily gross.
I have this habit of buying new clothes… and so, it sort of destroys my motivation for doing laundry since I always have clean clothes. This is especially true with socks and underwear. I have it in my brain that I just don’t have enough, and so instead of washing what I already own, I go out and get more. And well, I actually enjoy shopping for these things.
I don’t do this with bras really. I used to buy the <$15 bras, they weren’t anything special… I still do check Target’s clearance section for bras (it’s how I get some of my bright colored ones). But now, I’m sort of investing in my bras… A poorly chosen or poorly made bra makes for unhappy boobs. And I don’t know anyone who likes unhappy boobs. But this means that I will only buy one or two bras at a time now. Most of them averaging about $45, and I think the most I’ve spent on one is $55. Which seems absurd, but I like the bra so I just deal with it.
Anyway… after this last time of washing all* of my socks, underwear and bras, I decided to take an inventory. (I still have yet to wash things like shirts, pants, and dresses… those can wait.)
washed: 35 pairs
total owned: somewhere near 75 or 80
I own about 18 pair of knee high socks
washed: 49 pairs
total owned: somewhere near 60-65
predominate color(s): pinks and black
predominate style: bikini or string bikini; I only own 3 thongs and the pink one is missing
total owned: 28 or 30
I think there’s about 4 or 5 strapless, about 5 or 6 pinks ones, and only two black and one blue.
Now, there’s a good 20 or so pair of socks that I just don’t wear any more. Various prints that I’m not interested in. Up until this past year, I hadn’t owned any white socks since 8th grade. Everything was colors or prints. At this point in my life I really don’t care. The only all white socks that I own though are all ankle socks. And with my bras, I think only about 10 or 12 I would wear on a regular basis — only about 4 of those are my “favorites”, meaning I give them preference. And I only have two pair of underwear I don’t really wear. One still has the tags on it, and there’s really no good reason for why I haven’t worn it since I purchased it 3 years ago; and the other is a pair I bought while I was in China and they’re just a bit snug now.
Basically. I have a lot of socks and underwear. I enjoy my socks and underwear. It’s just a bonus when someone else gets to enjoy them too.