Preparing for our somewhat radical move back to New England, I’ve weeded-out 80% of my current wardrobe (and donated it to Goodwill).
My system has been simple, if a bit ruthless: Without looking at my clothes, I made a list of all the items I could remember owning, here in Florida.
And then I crossed off anything I don’t actually wear and love. They went to Goodwill immediately.
Next – konmari style – I emptied my closet and piled all the clothes on the bed.
And then, if any item wasn’t on my list – or there was a specific reason to keep an item (like “it’s good for church and community gatherings in snowy weather”) – it went to Goodwill.
The remaining, cherished items went into moving boxes, unless I planned to wear it during our move.
Then, last night, I decided to repeat the process: I made a list of what I remembered was inside each box.
When I reopened the boxes, I compared that list with what I’d actually packed.
That was a startling experience.
I realized that I can let go of a whole LOT more.
And that’s what I’ll be doing for the next few days.