QOTW: How good are you at purging the dolly closet?

Written on February 10, 2014 at 12:00 pm by Michelle
Filed under: Question of the Week

With years of collecting dolls and the items that come with them (shoes, clothes, shoes…), there comes a time when it just seems like I have too much of everything. Hence my need to purge by going through what I do have and figuring what I no longer need. I like to make piles when I do this.

One pile for things I love/must keep.
One pile for things I’m not entirely sure if I want to part with yet.
One pile for things I don’t recall buying and would totally be okay with parting with.
And one pile for things that I’m not sure why I kept to begin with.

Meet Minnow! :)
Stock clothes are always keepers!

It’s a lot of piles, but it works. The last two piles are automatically separated from the rest and I come up with prices and bag them up to go into my sundries bag to be brought to the next local dolly meet. Then I go to pile #2, where I’m not entirely sure if I want to keep or not. I tend to keep things if I a) spent “quite a bit” on it, or b) it looks fantastic on most of my dolls. I love pieces that look great on many dolls because it means that I can put in into the general circulation and not be concerned about it not being regularly used. With this system, I’ve actually managed to pull some items out that I no longer need (or want). If only it worked as well on the dolly shoe closet. I have a thing for tiny shoes and it makes it hard to part with things!

How good are you at purging the dolly closet?

2 Responses to “QOTW: How good are you at purging the dolly closet?”

  1. K aka SmittenKitten1976 AKA @MaidenCanada

    I have a box of stuff I use for swaps and sales that is full of Dolly treasures.
    For bcon ny I made little bags with Dolly items and handed them out to people.
    I have most other Dolly stuff organized in containers and try to go through them when they seem full.?

  2. Jane AKA @maidensuit

    I’m terrible at this!!! Entirely because I am really shy, so making a closet cleanout post on BK or whatever is difficult for me to make myself do. Going to the post office to mail things, especially since shipping is more expensive now than it used to be, makes me a bit anxious also. But I really need to suck it up and purge.

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