It’s been a couple of months since our master closet purge and it has produced some unexpected results. The most amazing thing is the fact I no longer have to see items I don’t wear. Before, I would peruse my wardrobe looking for the right outfit for the day and my eyes would inevitably land on two blouses I purchased three years ago but had only worn once. I had two completely valid reasons for keeping them that long (or so I thought):
- I spent good money on them.
- I was sure I would wear them again at some point.
But of course that point never came. Every time I would see these items I would feel a slight uneasiness in the pit of my stomach. I suppose it was the feeling of regret over having spent money on something I wasn’t wearing. Now that I have gotten rid of everything I wasn’t wearing, I no longer feel that uneasiness. Everything in my closet fits and are things I actually wear and like.
Now I can open the closet and find what I’m looking for. Another upside is that I can put laundry away without needing a crowbar. Our clothes fit and have room to breathe. I have learned a valuable lesson about keeping things I’m not wearing and hopefully that will inform my future shopping.