Today was the day. Time to rid the closets of stuff that just frankly doesn't make the cut anymore.
I took two huge bags of gently used clothes to the Goodwill today. Did I say HUGE? Amazing really to think that I took that much out, but it still feels like there is a lot left. Well anyway, the first pass is complete and gone.
I have to admit that it feels so much better when I walk into my closet now. I kept some things that I shouldn't have kept. I threw out the old over-used stuff that should have gone a long time ago. I still have that old pair of jeans with the holes in the knees, that old ratty comfy sweater and that favorite red Dave Mathews tee shirt. These are things I can't part with right now, but maybe later.
I did it. I got rid of that sweater that I really don't like. You know the one... the one I bought for whatever reason (brand, color, it was "in"). It's the one that was my fashion mistake. The one that really didn't fit my style but I bought it anyway. The one that I felt guilty about because it was expensive. I tried to wear it, but it was never right. Just not me. It was beautiful, but not me. It went, today it moved on to find a home with the right person. And you know what? It feels really good to not have it there hanging in the closet.
I hope this inspires you to do a little spring cleaning too.