Last night, preparing to leave Florida after nearly eight years here, I knew we needed to weed-out more of what we own.
I reflected on how I’d recently weeded-out 80% of my current wardrobe (and donated it to Goodwill).
Basically, 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.
Next, I’d emptied the closet and – konmari style – piled all the clothes on the bed.
And then – unless there was a very specific and current reason to keep an item (like “it’s good for church-ish gatherings in winter in New England”) – if the item wasn’t on my wear-and-love list, it went to Goodwill.
So, last night I did the same thing, trying to remember everything in the dozen boxes I’d packed during the week. I mean, I’d just seen all that stuff… right?
Umm… * blink-blink *
That was a startling experience. And helped confirm that I can let go of a whole LOT more.
And that’s what I’ll be doing for the next few days.