Sunday, June 14, 2009

Going Into the Closet

I'm taking the quote “Have nothing in your house that you do not know to be useful, or believe to be beautiful.” (William Morris) and changing it to "Have nothing in your closet that does not make you feel beautiful." Today I am tackling my closet. I'm trying very hard to stay focused and part with things that I used to love, but are now either tired or somehow have "shrunk" or just don't fit my life. There's a beautiful dress that I bought, have never worn, and if I'm honest with myself, I know I will never wear it. It's a dress that would have looked great on me 15 years ago. It will never look great on me now. It needs that thin frame and flat belly that have recently disappeared to make it work. So far, it's not in the pile. It needs to go in the pile.

All of the t-shirts from my 5K races are in the pile. That was a tough one. I don't wear any of them; they just hold memories of a past identity that's hard to let go of. I think it's time to let go.

For organizing my summer things, I'm trying something that I read on another blog. I'm hanging all my hangars like this:

Then as I wear something, I'll hang it back like I normally would. At the end of the season, I'll know which items did not get worn.

If what they say is true, that your environment mirrors other situations in your life, I wonder what my closet says about my life? By the end of the day, I'm hoping my closet says something fabulous!


Jennifer said...

Helka would never understand what you are talking about! But maybe I'm speaking out of line. Her dolls DO make her feel beautiful and they enrich her life. What is that saying...ones man loss is another mans gain...something like that.Anyway, I like the idea of the hangars!

Cindy said...

Good for you working on your closet! I hope you made great progress today. I confess, I have not been back to organizing since my initial effort. Hopefully, I'll get back to it soon.

sarah in disturbia said...

you will feel so much lighter after this. good for you! Like the hangar idea : )