Last night, I started decluttering. And now I can’t stop. I clearly have too much stuff. Considering I have about 6 large bag fulls of stuff to give away.
When decluttering my closet last night, I had a strict rule. If it has not graced my body in one year, then it goes. Even if I think I may use it in the future. I had a lot of “maybe one day” items. There were maybe 5 things that broke this rule. Such as the dress I wore to my rehearsal dinner. Or a blazer that is a good piece to own, but I just have not needed it (truthfully, though, that may go).
I also figured out that I do not need 6 swimsuits. I may swim 6 times a year. In the same swimsuit or two.
I counted that I have 75 pairs of underwear. Really? For what? Since there is not a hot market for used undies, those got trashed (though some of them may be brand new. I bought Hanes once and did not like them).
I came to the realization that the bras I wore pre-children will never fit again. And I am ok with that. I guess. Those are gone.
These are all the random things I had too much of.
I also got rid of jeans that fit but just do not look cute. I am down to about 5 pairs. But they all are decent looking. I do not know why I keep stuff that fits but is not flattering. My body shape will never change (at least, not for the better), so I do not need to keep ugly jeans.
There are lots of other things I parted with (wallets, purses–gasp!, and cosmetic bags), but I really do not need to list them all. I am just trying to paint the picture that I own too much. Oh, but I should say I have a large garbage bag full of shoes. I have a hard time parting with shoes, for some reason.
My closet and dresser look great! And I feel very good about getting some junk out of my life.
The only problem is that I cannot find somewhere to donate it. I mean, I will eventually give it to Goodwill, I suppose. But I had hoped for somewhere that gives it away for free. Goodwill is not cheap. I had put out some contact emails. Hopefully, they will come back with some good news.
This was really just a random post to make myself feel good about all the work I have been doing. Kudos to you if you read it all :).