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Saturday, April 7, 2012

Getting rid of clothes, shoes, and junk

I'm getting a little bit better at getting rid of stuff I don't really need. Or use.

My first step has been to stop buying junk. And that's tough. I'm not a "shopaholic" - I just pick up a few knick knacks here and there because they're cute, or cheap. But what ends up happening is I can't take care of my things because I don't really care much about 80% of them. Therefore, my space gets pretty messy.

Also, I realized I can sell my junk and buy something I actually want. For example, if I sell 10-15 shirts that "I might wear" then I can buy a shirt that I really, really like. I've been taking things to second hand shops and I'll probably have a garage sale this summer.

And honestly, I wouldn't even miss most of the stuff that I have. The more stuff I get rid of, the more I appreciate what I actually like. There's less clothes waded up on the floor, because the clothes I have now are the ones I would hate to see damaged or wrinkled.

I've also gotten over the fact that people are going to see me wearing the same thing more than once every two weeks. If you can get over this, then you start going for quality, not quantity. Personally, I think it helps clear your head a bit to have less stuff. It's just less chaotic.

Plus, hey now, it's sort of fun to have a cute little attachment to your only pair of sandals or that belt that goes with everything. I like to find that one thing that will hold up for me, instead of twenty that I have to interchange so they won't fall apart. I'd like to buy one shirt from Calvin Klein that I'll wear a lot, instead of five from Forever 21 that I can only wear/wash once, maybe twice.

That's just how I've changed a bit recently. I'm trying to appreciate the things I already have instead of buying more. I was just about to buy another bracelet at Macys yesterday, just for kicks, but then I looked down at my wrist and thought, "well heck, I already kinda like this one."

I'm still working on it, but I think that's progress.


Cami said...

Great post. I can relate so much!! Thanks for the reminder to appreciate what I have!! :)
Progress is amazing and all you can hope for.

Lovely blog layout, btw. I adore it! ox

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