I have a problem that I feel a lot of people can relate to: I have way too much stuff. I have been feeling this way for a while now. I have a whole house that is full of stuff that is solely mine (and Kevin's). Y'all. It's just too much. I don't use or want most of it. But every time I begin to clean out, it's almost as if I take two steps forward and then one step back.
Somewhere along the way, I found this term: "purge." Purge: /perj/ (verb): rid (someone) of whatever is impure or undesirable. This is exactly what I was searching for without fully realizing it! I wanted to purge my house of all the undesirable junk I was hoarding.
Then, one of my favorite bloggers, Elise from enJOY it, posted this post about a capsule wardrobe. It came at the right time, I had been eyeing my side of our closet for a while now and knew I wanted to get rid of some (okay, a lot) of my clothes. I was constantly putting on an outfit and then changing because I didn't like what I was wearing.
After reading her post, I was ready for a change. I didn't really plan to do a capsule wardrobe, but i didd like her reasons, mainly because some of them were the same reasons I was thinking of getting rid of clothes. I was tired of wearing clothes that I did not like just because I had them in my closet. I was tired of looking at a closet full of clothes every day and notwanting to wear any of them. So one afternoon after work, i went home with a plan. I was going to remove every piece of clothing from my closet that I didd not wear or want to wear. It all went into a bag that I am donating to a local thrift store.
Honestly, I had gotten really lazy about my wardrobe and I wanted to change that, too. Now, when I look in my closet I see things I want to wear and not things I have to wear. I never realized how much time and energy I spent worying about what I was going to wear. Now I get to move onto other parts of my house. I feel like this is going to be an ongoing project, but it is definitely one that will improve my life.