Saturday, May 26, 2012

Spring Cleaning

Another winter is over, and it's time to move again.  Even through all of these moves, I have managed to accumulate more stuff than I really need.  Usually I put it in storage for the summer, only to completely forget about it in the fall and realize how much I really didn't need it.  So, it is my mission this year to try and get rid of all this excess in my life.

The big question remains- How do I do this???  Trust me, it's not easy.  That dress I bought 4 years ago that I've worn once seems impossible to let go of.  WTF is wrong with me??  I've got 10 other dresses in the closet that I would wear before I wore that one.  So, I turned to my friends for ideas and inspiration and here are a few things they came up with:

Have a garage sale.
Take it to a consignment shop.
Toss it and see if you miss it.
Keep only what you would take with you on a trip.
Live in a country for a little while where people have nothing, not even clean water.
Ask yourself: Would you buy this if you were at a store right now?  If no, let it go.
For clothes: Have you worn it in the last 3 months?  If no, let it go.

Well, wish me luck with this cleansing and please send me any more tips you may have that worked for you.