A couple of months ago I started a collection of maternity wear. No, I am not outing a pregnancy, but rather thought that it would be wise to take advantage of my current journey’s resulting wardrobe changes so that I will be prepared for when I actually have use for such clothing.
Back in January, I gave away numerous bags of too large clothing with the assumption that I would soon have other items available for donation due to my continuing weight loss. Well, my guess was correct, but instead of sending my garments away this time I have put aside a small assortment of these bigger sizes for me to use when I do become pregnant.
I don’t have a lot of items so far. When I donated all of the clothing at the start of the year, I was left with very little. Since then, I have purchased stuff as I have needed it, but I am now dealing with much smaller sizes and there seems to be less differentiation between them. So my new clothing seems to be lasting me a bit longer, which is nice, but it means that I am not accumulating as many out-of-rotation items as quickly as I was before.
Nevertheless, I am pleased to be thinking ahead to plans that are not that far off in the future and to be re-designating items for myself even though I can’t use them right now. I am really hoping that it saves me a bit of money in the long run… it literally pays to think ahead!