I love to throw stuff away. I love it. As soon as I think I won’t use something anymore, I toss it. For some reason that doesn’t apply to my clothes, shoes and accessories. I seem to keep that stuff forever. Recently, I’ve been rectifying that.
I’m on a throw out my old clothes mission. Yes, I know I should be donating stuff to goodwill and that is usually what I would do, but I don’t have time for all of that. Besides, most of my stuff is so worn it’s really not worth the dollar a goodwill store might get for it.
Throwing out old clothes is so freeing. It’s ridiculous for stuff to sit on a hanger for 3 years and never be touched. Gone! Lingerie from my wedding in 2001? Gone! An entire drawer that I haven’t even opened in two years? Gone! Every single item, without even giving it more than a passing glance. Let’s be honest, if I haven’t been missing it, I won’t be missing it.
I’ve done the same thing with Regan’s clothes, but that is more out of necessity. I have to get rid of her clothes in order to make room for the next size. I have three bags on 6-9 cold weather clothes ready to go to the first taker. Oh and her baby equipment? Gone! Car seat, swing, stroller, rocker. Gone. Gone. Gone. Gone! Now I just need to figure out what to do with infant towels, receiving blankets and burp cloths.
If you knew how tiny my house was, you’d understand. There just isn’t any room for keeping stuff. I have to make the most of my space.
I still need to go through my utility closet, and I need to run through the cabinets of each bathroom, but my spring cleaning is almost over. By May, we will be completely decluttered!
Do you go through fits of decluttering in your home or do you tend to keep stuff for far too long?