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Goals and resolutions time

Goals and resolutions time for this shiny 2016 New Year. 


Today I tackled a long dreaded task—cleaning out my clothes closet. On TheEverygirl.com I found this helpful advice:

As you scrutinize each piece [item in your closet], ask yourself the 7 following questions:

  • Does it fit?
  • Have I worn it this past year?
  • Will I actually wear it again?
  • Is it in style, and/or does this still represent my style?
  • Is it damaged in any way (ex: stains, missing buttons, broken zippers, fading, etc.)? If so, will I make the effort to get it repaired?
  • If I saw it in the store today, would I buy it?
  • And most importantly: Do I feel confident when I wear it?
If you answer a firm "no" to any of the above, it’s time to say sayonara and decide whether to sell, donate, swap, or toss the item.
I mulled over these tips as I went through my things, and I realized I have a lot of basically unwanted, and likely never-to-be-worn clothes clogging up my closet space. I also have several new, 'old' items—items I bought years ago, but still have price tags attached.
These tips made it easy to say sayonara to several things, but for me, the last one was most enlightening.
             Do I feel confident when I wear it?

If I'm holding onto something, a shirt, pants etc, that doesn't make me feel particularly confident about myself, price tag attached or not, why hold on to it? What value does it offer to hold onto it? In the words of Disney's Frozen song, "Let it go." 
Make room for something new, something you'll love.

My donations are already scheduled to be picked up by United War Veterans Council next week. It was a small task, but and I feel comforted in having done it, less cluttered, and somewhat liberated. And, now I won't feel guilty about taking advantage of some after-the-holidays sales!

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