Wardrobe awareness

Do you know what’s in your closet?

Mine is pretty cluttered. I have shirts I received as gifts. I have pants that don’t fit. I have shoes I never wear. But for a lot of it, I don’t even know. A lot of it just sits there, not adding any value.

As I’m preparing to move to Korea, I’m having to decide what to do with all of it. I can only take so much. I only want to take so much. I’m leaving the rest.

It’s amazing how much I’m leaving.

What about you? If you had to pack up and move somewhere, like Korea, what would you take? Would you try to take everything, or would you prune it?

You and I both know you wouldn’t need all of it. Still, that’s not enough motivation to start. It wasn’t for me anyway. Purging your wardrobe is too overwhelming, too scary.

Instead, perhaps a better approach is to take it one item at a time. Check your closet right now. What’s one thing you could get rid of? You don’t have to throw it out. You could give it to a friend or donate it to a non-profit. Or put it in a bag under your bed, to see if you’ll need it over the next couple months.

Because most of it, you don’t need. Most of it, you aren’t even aware you have.