Hey, guys! Welcome back to Talk Fabulous!
Today, let’s talk decluttering, aka Reverse Retail Therapy. Decluttering sounds too much like a chore. Reverse retail therapy sounds fun, right? (I know we’re supposed to talk crafting on Wednesdays. We’ll resume that next week with some fabulously easy projects, I promise!) For now, back to reverse retail therapy. This Hanger Challenge (see the original post here) has got me all hyper-sensitive to the fact that I need to get rid of some clothes. I wore this shirt today, not out of love for the top, but out of guilt. I wanted to turn that hanger around because I should love this shirt. The problem is, I don’t love this shirt. There’s nothing inherently wrong with it. The colors are fine, the lace detailing is lovely, and the cut hides what I need hidden. I just don’t feel happy when I put it on. Upon this revelation, I stared into my closet and pulled out 5 shirts that didn’t make me happy. I know I’ve talked about this before (here), but it’s a trap we all fall into. Don’t keep things around that you aren’t excited about. Every outfit we put together isn’t going to make us happy. There’s always going to be some flops. However, the pieces within the outfit should make us excited. Wouldn’t you rather have 5 tops you absolutely loved than 25 you didn’t really like? I’m starting to realize that I would much prefer the former. Basically, I’m finally starting to see that less is more.
Your mission, should you chose to accept it, is to get rid of 5 pieces in your wardrobe that don’t make you happy. Worried you’re going to declutter something you need? My co-worker had a great solution for that. Put the items in a box to donate or throw out. Stow the box somewhere out of the way for 6 months to a year. If you don’t reach into the box to retrieve an item in that given amount of time, it’s safe to discard. Fool-proof I tell you, fool-proof! Okay, lovelies, let’s get to it!
Did you accept the mission? What did you declutter?
That’s all for today. See you guys in my next post!