Letting go is never easy, whether its physically or emotionally. To me, getting rid of clothes I no longer wear is both a physical and emotional challenge. The physical challenge is actually putting in the effort to sort through the items and separate them in to the “absolutely don’t need”, “maybe” and “keep” pile, and the emotional part is actually letting them go – either donating or selling.
I have set aside the must have items for my capsule wardrobe challenge for the past 2 seasons so I have a pretty good idea of what items I wear and what I really don’t need, but I still have them hanging around because I just haven’t had time and was not ready to let the items I no longer need go. So recently I decided it’s time to put my foot down and clean out all the stuff, for real.
I started using Poshmark as many of you may have already know, not only do I use it to shop for great deals, I also sell some of my clothes, shoes and accessories that are still in great shape on there (you can visit my closet here). I find that actually listing the items up online and see them all really helps me realize how many items I don’t need, and instead of just having a pile sitting in my room running the risk of me regretting putting them in the donation pile, listing them feels more firm and concrete. To me, once it’s listed there’s no going back. Well, you can always delete the listing, but you know what I mean.
So far I’ve cleaned out 2 drawers of stuff for donation and sell, and this is after me already gone through a purge when I moved up from Atlanta last April. This definitely helps put things into perspective, and I hope this will also help me not buy things I don’t need.