Sometimes the best way to decide on the best positive is to weed out the negative. It's a fabulous way to look at organizing because the essence of organizing is keeping those things that bring you pure joy. Things that tell the world hey, this is me and this is who I am right now.
A dear friend of mine Jane was going through some of her clothes and was trying to decide if she should keep some old tee-shirts for doing some messy housework or painting. And then the lightbulb went off and she said to herself "I am not a painter". It was an "ah-ha" moment. I still use that mantra for myself.
As you go through your clothes, yes, edit out what doesn't fit, what you don't feel comfortable in or all those items that you simply know you won't wear ever. And then ask yourself if you are:
A painter - do you really paint your house? How many work/cleaning tee-shirts and pants are necessary? Remember they are washable.
An employee - Do you have promotional tee's from a former employer? Think about it - if you don't work there, why are you advertising for them?
:"That" girl - you know, the crazy girl's weekend kind? Yes, the memories were great and you had a blast, but do you want those clothes to define you? Would you want to run into someone with that on?
Your boyfriend's shirt - Quit stealing! He probably will let you take one from his closet if you ask. But you only need one. Give the others back or get your own.
When you begin to see what you are not, you begin to see what no longer belongs in your closet and drawers. But those clothes that are no longer of use to you are incredibly useful to others.By donating, you can feel good about defining who you are while enhancing the lives of those in need. It's abut finding your Peace by Piece.
To your most Organized Self.
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