This is probably the lamest reason ever to get excited about something, but I just dropped off a shit-ton of clothes and some random housewares at a local Youth and Family Services office. Aside from doing something good for a local organization, we get a fat tax write-off. But that’s not even the biggest reason I am so giddy.
I love cleaning out stuff and getting rid of clutter and seeing clean, organzied closets. Hi, I am the most fascinating person ever.
And yet? I am a pretty sentimental person. I have hung on to quite a few things that I no longer wear and have no intention of wearing again. I had heard somewhere that if you are having a hard time parting with something based soley on memories, you should take pictures and then LET GO. So guess what I did? (I’m sure it wasn’t creepy at all for Ed to find me taking pictures of stuff hung up in the closet. Nope, not weird in the slightest!)
So, there you have it: a few key pieces from CKD, the High School and College Years. As much as I try not to be a hoarder (and encourage Ed to purge, too) sometimes it’s hard to part with things. The irony is that now that I have, they have a chance of being worn and enjoyed, instead of sitting in my closet. I thought it would be hard to let go of these things, but it feels great to let go and make room in our home for both of our belongings. We still have some areas to tackle, but we made great progress this weekend and I’m inspired to continue passing things on to people who have use for them.