There is a great Joy in Using Up, but sometimes it’s sad to say goodbye.
I was going thru my clothes in anticipation for my next capsule wardrobe and realized that there are a lot of items I will be getting rid of. It feels good to declutter, pass on items that I no long want or need or that don’t fit right. But some of the items I love so much!
The high top vans were a lost and found from one of my old jobs. They were well loved when I got them, but I was able to get a few more years from them. I had to let them go when they were so used that they had holes in the bottom and hurt my feet to wear. I haven’t figured out how to recycle these yet, so I’m storing them until I do.
I’m giving up two thrifted pants that I have had for for several years. They happen to both be J Crew, a brand I don’t ever buy new but I find that I enjoy second hand. They both are mid rise, a style I never really wear any more bc I don’t enjoy the fit. They also both do not fit me now that I have gained some weight. I of course, have the impulse to keep them until I lose weight, but why? If the size were the only reason, I might try to keep them, but there are other reasons to pass these along as well.
Some items I want to keep bc of the good memories attached to them, or the feeling they gave me when I could wear them. I think that’s ok! If the item still brings me joy, I want to have it around. I have a small space I keep for nostalgic clothing, and some of the items I’m de cluttering might end up there. Another great way to “save” clothes if you will no longer wear them is to take pictures!!