I started purging yesterday.
It sure isn’t pretty.
Here is day 1:
Maybe I had better back up. The way I grew up, whatever our family of 10 bought, we bought on sale. My daughter, Mariah, is teaching me there can be a problem that comes when we buying “on sale”
1) We can buy things we don’t really need.
2) We can buy what we don’t really love because what we really love isn’t on sale.
I’m learning something new.
I shouldn’t always buy what I buy on sale.
I’m learning this something new from my daughter, Mariah.
Hanging out together last week, she asked if I had ever heard of a capsule wardrobe because if I had not, she thought I would like it.
A capsule wardrobe, according to the blog UnFancy, is: a mini wardrobe made up of really versatile pieces that you totally LOVE to wear.
Mariah was right. I am falling in love with this idea and here is the pick-up line that pulled me to trying a capsule wardrobe:
“To me, a capsule wardrobe represents more time and energy for what really matters (less time spent deciding what to wear / less time spent shopping / less time doing laundry or caring for clothes) more money for our dreams + helping others (less money spent on clothes that never get worn) and more contentment and happiness.”
That is exactly what I want: more time and energy for what really matters and more money for our dreams and helping others. Sounds exactly like our #YouandYourGirl series this month on 10 Tips to Teach Your Girl About Money.
So, here is where I am at today:
This, plus an once-empty-child-has-moved-out bedroom filled with many clothes. Can you believe my sister once walked in my closet and asked me where I kept the rest of my clothes! As I am working my way through them, I am finding over half of them are hand-me-downs…from my girls! I just can’t get rid of good clothes I paid for!
I hope, really, truly hope, I can take the next steps in the next couple of day. To decide what to keep (the blogger of Unfancy only keeps 37 pieces), what to give away and what needs to be thrown!
I’ll post more on Friday and let you know how far I’ve come.
How about you? Does your closet need a good paring down so that you can have more time, more energy and more money in your life? I’d love to hear from you and if you’re really brave, let’s share our pictures on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter or Pinterest. Use #ThePurging.