So let’s say that you’ve noticed that your closets are, like, full to overflowing. How did *THAT* happen?, you may wonder. It’s not like you’re picking up more than a couple of shirts each time you go to Target and it’s not like you go to Target *THAT* often. Well… you do that enough over a decade and, next thing you know, you need to do a cull.
Step One: figure out what you are absolutely positively 100% keeping. This list should be limited to your socks and perhaps your undies. Everything else should go in a pile in the corner.
Step Two: take one piece of clothing from the pile and ask yourself “does this piece of clothing make me happy?” or some similar variant (I imagine suit coats or dress pants that you wear to work every day might not make you happy, but they make you money and that can make you happy).
Step Three: Throw the piece of clothing into either The Keep It Pile, The Goodwill Pile, The Nostalgia Pile, or The Trash.
Step Four: Hang the keep it pile back up (or put in the appropriate drawer). Box/bag the Goodwill pile and take it to Goodwill. Put the nostalgia pile in one of those ziploc bags and put it in the corner of the closet for the next time you do this. Take out the trash.
Step Five: Say “holy cow, I can’t believe how much closet space I have!”
This is what we did last weekend. Holy cow. I can’t believe how much closet space we have.
This weekend, by contrast, will be spent getting prepped up for The Holidays. (This is the last weekend before a month’s worth of insanity, after all.) Crowbar in some dates, hit all of the stores prior to the Black Weekend, and huddle down for The War On Christmas.
So… what’s on your docket?