I cut 5" off the end of my belt. It's one of the styles where the holes go along the whole length, so it was pretty simple and didn't require extra work to punch new holes. Now I don't have to slide the buckle to the right and my cellphone holster way to the left to keep the tail from causing problems.
I tried on 34" waist jeans yesterday. They were snug, but they fit. I'm going to wash some of the 36" waist jeans I've got in hot water to see if they shrink down any to fit better. I would like to fit in 32" waist jeans again.
I tried on some old fitted shirts. They don't fit yet. They're closer, though, than they were.