Ugh! It’s that time. My life is again full of random things I don’t use —and a few I really shouldn’t. Where? Where, I ask you, is my Marie Kondo? For me it’s less of a keep-what-sparks-joy and more of a stop-keeping-shit-you-don’t-use process. Less zen, I know. But it works for me.
The Stages of the Closet Purge
You know how phone recordings tell you to listen carefully because their options have changed? Well, my closet purge stages have, too.
Stage One: Setting the intention
Setting and setting and setting. Full transparency: I’ve been talking about decluttering for about a month. And I’m barely now actually physically doing anything about it. Sort of.
Stage Two: Decide what season it is
Should winter clothes get stored? We had a snow storm not too long ago, but it’s been warm enough to turn on the A/C for the last couple of weeks. Will there be a Spring or are we going into summer next week? Maybe I should just extend the shelter-in-place order for myself and binge something. Ooo Master Piece Theater!
Stage Three: Admit how irrelevant stage two was
We’re getting rid of stuff, so when such things will not be used or worn by me does not matter. Not even a little.
Stage Four: JUST THROW STUFF IN BAGS!
The first bag of stuff has been filled! Sadly, it’s in the trunk of my car and has been for a week. OK, I lied. It’s been there for closer to two weeks. Still, it’s a start. Maybe I should focus on the kitchen first. We have a ridiculous number of spatulas, and I have no idea how or why.
Does anyone else struggle with this? No? Just me?