We all have "stuff", but there comes a time when you need to make decisions about your stuff. The options are keep, donate, sell, recycle or trash.
This past week, I went through my clothes closet and tried on all of my jeans. (I have nice jeans and jeans that I use strictly for work. You can imagine that working on some organizing projects require me to be very hands on and that tends to put wear and tear on my jeans.)
The jeans I was using for work, even though they still fit me, were getting worn out. I could have easily justified keeping them "because they still fit", but decided that was not good enough. I emptied all of them from my closet and took some of my older "nice" jeans and will now use them for work instead. I got rid of 8 pair of jeans!
I feel so much better now because I don't feel so sloppy when wearing my worn out jeans. This did wonders for my closet and for my self image. I don't want those old, beat up jeans any more. They are damaged goods. I have other pairs of jeans that I can use instead. The life of these old jeans has expired. I want to make room in my closet for nicer jeans and they no longer fit into my lifestyle.
Are you trying to decide if you should keep or get rid of something? These are six reasons to trash, recycle, sell, or donate an object:
- You don’t use it, love it, need it, or want it.
- It’s broken, busted, damaged, or destroyed and you haven’t fixed it in six months or more.
- You have multiples of the same object, and the other one is vastly superior in quality.
- It’s expired.
- You don’t have anywhere to store it.
- It doesn’t fit in the life you desire.
When you ask yourself these questions, your answer will come to you and it will make it a lot easier to decide what to do with that "stuff".
Be honest with yourself and remember the end result. You are creating less clutter and more room for the things you do want.
So, now you can "let it go".
Hope this helps you. Let me know what you have decided to "let go" and why by posting a comment below.
If you are feeling overwhelmed with the prospect of eliminating your clutter and finding that balance in your life by doing so, contact me. I am more than happy to help.
In the meantime, have a great week!