For all of us who acquire too much stuff Apr 30, 2012 15:35:12 GMT -5
Post by dayeanu on Apr 30, 2012 15:35:12 GMT -5
But now I have finally decided that a small capsule wardrobe of things that fit now and are in style is the way to go.
So most of stuff that is out of date, wrong colour, wrong fit, has gone.
I have bought some more things that I needed and need to buy a few more but it will be only stuff that is right and will be worn.
I could probably get all my clothes into half the wardrobe (closet in US) space I had crammed full before.
One lesson I have learned in my decluttering journey is that sometimes things have to wait for their time to come, and it is better do let things go as I can than freeze into inaction because I can't tackle something like the clothes mountain or deal with everything at once.
I've also been gently decluttering the kitchen cupboards using this method. Not having a big clear out but feeling able to get rid of dishes here and there. I have got rid of quite a lot this way.
I also sorted out another mountain of unused dress patterns and fabrics, but sorting is as far as it goes at the moment. They will go in their own time.
I did manage to get rid of a large quantity of scraps and leftovers that were too small to make something with but too large to throw away. Surely I could make some use of them I thought. Well I haven't for umpty ump years, decades in some cases. So they went.
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Greenhill, it sounds like you are doing a tremendous job.
I really like how you are letting things go, a little here and there. For me, it works so much better than having "the big clean-out." Less stress, less second thoughts/regrets when I do it that way. I think there is also less danger of re-acquiring things you were able to let go this way.