Sorting through closets and drawers
Posted 27 December 2011 - 02:20 AM
I think that weeding out clothing and letting go of items that you want to hold on but know you shouldn't (clothing that is too small that you keep in the hope that it will fit one day, when you know that it won't, items that are hard to part with but are just taking up space and dust when others in need can use them) can be very psychologically healthy. I've been procrastinating this huge job for over 8 years, and it just kept on piling up. It was very stressful for me, but I'm so happy that I finally did it.
How often to do a full closet and drawer evaluation? Once in 10 years is enough for me. That is, if I always have the space that I have had to keep all this garbage lying around for such an extended amount of time.
Posted 27 December 2011 - 02:26 AM
Posted 27 December 2011 - 03:41 AM
A good rule of thumb is that if you didnt wear it the whole season you can get rid of it. (barring pregnancy or whatever)
Also to avoid clutter I try to get rid of an article of clothing/shoe when I purchase a new one.
Posted 27 December 2011 - 03:56 AM
It took me about 4 hours.
I tend to use erev pesach to empty and sort my closet. I agree it feels great to let go of things you don't need to be hanging on to. I'm a beleiver in minimalism. I've been trying to push myself to start a room-by-room clear out in my apartment since around succos time but i need more motivation to get started and ideally someone to keep me company while i do it...
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Posted 27 December 2011 - 10:57 AM
I have an easier time tossing t shirts and socks. Shabbos clothing and skirts just get shuffled to a spot further back in the closet.
Posted 27 December 2011 - 11:03 AM
Posted 27 December 2011 - 12:49 PM
This morning I tossed long underwear from high school. Older than most of the folks here.
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Posted 27 December 2011 - 12:54 PM
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