We all go through phases and moments where we have a strong desire to change up the arrangement of our home, to de-clutter and just get rid of stuff. This is absolutely normal and needed ever so often. Oftentimes we hang on to so many things: things we once loved, once used. The things that no longer serve a purpose, we often hang on to them because of the memory attached to them. Then there are stuff we don’t even know why we still hold on it.
I have been feeling a sudden urge to de-crampify my zone lately. My oh my the things we accumulate. I started with my closet. There were so many items that I did not know I had… they were bought and forgotten. Ladies why do we do that?
There was the pile of ‘too small’ which was purchased or kept for when I lost weight. fingers crossed!
There was the pile that was too big but was just such pretty pieces I did not want to part with.
There was the pile with maternity wear, and since I’m done making babies why was I keeping them?
There was the pile that I would never wear but just held on to. And finally, the pile that I had not worn probably in a year. I was amazed as to the space I was able to reclaim by clearing out all those clothing that had no use.
How did I do it? It was surprisingly simple. Here’s some tips:
- Consider how you felt in it the last time you wore it. If you didn’t feel absolutely fab, trash it.
- Is it a timeless classic? There are some clothing that never goes out of style, and is always trending. If it’s such piece, hang on to it. Eg: a blazer that fits right or a flirty black dress.
- Is it high or low maintenance? Does it require ironing before each wear, dry cleaning, deep steaming? Is the hassle worth it? If it is for you, then keep it. If not, trash it!
- Do you have to lose or gain weight to fit into it? Give it up baby girl….. trash it.
Let’s talk about the trashing. Now my best recommendation is to donate to charity or your local thrift shop. I am an el-cheapo (unless it comes to gadgets) so I love thrifting. If the items are clean and in good condition, donating should be considered. On the other hand, if it’s a hot mess, busted and disgusted.. dump it. Trust me, there is a sense of freedom that would come after, your’e gonna love it! A good rule of thumb going forward to ensure you don’t accumulate too many things that you don’t need is to keep sorting items regularly, and each time you purchase something new, get rid of one that needs to be retired.
Thank you for stopping by, hope you found this useful.
Grace and peace and less-clutter