Yesterday I had to break the compact - and I am so happy about it. I have lost 2 pants sizes and 1 shirt size, and had just a few things that fit me right. It happened so quickly that I didn't have time to find clothes at the thrift store. I ended up having to buy new shirts and shorts and capris... but it was all on sale, so I spent right around $50. (4 shirts @$7 each, 1 pair of capris @$12 and 1 pair of shorts @$9.)
Now I am going to start keeping a stash of smaller clothes from the thrift store and freecycling them when I am out of them.
Not a bad problem to have, I suppose.
Other than that, we have been a compacting away with our bad selves.
Cross posted to Life, In A Nutshell