Hey Y’all! I did one of my favorite things today! I got rid of stuff! How do you purge your closet the easy way?
Purge your closet by asking these 5 questions
In general, I already don’t have a lot of stuff. I’ve been living like this for years and I don’t love a lot of clutter. When I walk in my closet, I don’t like a ton of choices. Some would say my lack of fashion sense is pretty bad and maybe I NEED some more choices so I can look a little better. Maybe so. But the reality is this, those people aren’t here when I’m trying to get dressed!
About two years ago, I purged my closet and it was great! But now I’m needing to decrease the amount of colors that are there. Here’s another post of what happened when I was in my kids’ closets just looking for some camo. That was a mess for a week!
Ugh, I’m off topic again. Here’s the before from today…
If I saw this in the store today, NOT on sale, would I buy it?
Think long and hard about this one. Is this a piece you can wear with a bunch of other things? Will it go through more than one season? Is is faddish and won’t be in style very long? All those things need to be thought of when deciding if this piece will serve you well. If the answer is ‘no’ to the buy it question… OUT IT GOES.
Will someone else love this more than I do?
I always try to think of other people and their tastes. For example, I have a shirt from when the Braves won the 1995 World Series. Yes, I’ve had it that long. We are not baseball fans. I don’t go to their games even though I live here. I NEVER wear this sweatshirt! But I know a girl at my church that would LOVE this sweatshirt!!! And guess what, if she doesn’t, she can donate it! DONE.
Have I worn this in the last 24 months?
You know the piece I’m talking about. The one you keep because it was such a good deal! The piece that you are holding on to for that ‘occasion’ that never happens. It’s sad to admit this but I even have a shirt that I make myself wear occasionally because I feel bad that I haven’t worn it enough. Seriously? Ugh. If your answer is ‘no’ to this… OUT IT GOES.
Is this a duplicate?
Once, a missionary friend of mine in town was asking me if I had a black cardigan she could borrow to visit one of their churches that weekend. She had the right outfit but her black cardigan that went with it was back home overseas. I said, “of course, come on by and I’ll pull a few.” (On a side note, if you are looking for a missionary to support, I know a few!!)
Y’all, I had NINE black cardigans!! This was years ago and that is when I first realized I had a problem! Then there was this post about my kids’ shorts. Good grief.
Am I only keeping this for sentimental value?
You’ll see in the video that there is a sweater I’m only keeping for that reason. But you know what? I have the room to keep it. For now. Later, if I’m ready, maybe I’ll get rid of it. But for now, it still brings a smile to my face when I see it and remember the day we got it. And I still love horses!!
And just because I got in the purging mood, I went live on my Facebook page and did my swimsuit drawer!! Yay!
See?? I feel so much better!!
Y’all have a great day and go love on somebody! We appreciate all the likes, comments and shares you can give!
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