I woke up the other day feeling the urge to purge. Before I even left my room to start my day, I went into my closet and picked 30 items to purge. While 30 items seems like a lot, it didn’t even put a dent into my closet.
I have felt this strong urge to remove unnecessary clutter from my life and last week it was my home office shelving and this week it’s back to being focused on my closet. Quite honestly, I felt ashamed of myself that after 30 items were removed (that’s what you see hanging up), my closet was still full of clothes, shoes and accessories. “Why do I need all this stuff?” is what I kept asking myself.
I have gained an immense amount of inspiration from my dear friend & associate, Christina, who just moved to D.C. Her & her husband live by the Project 333 method which basically amounts to a total 33 items of clothing, accessories, shoes, etc. THAT’S CRAZY!!! I literally have 5x that in my closet, BUT that’s what is inspiring. While I’m not ready to go 333, I am ready to make big changes in reducing the amount of stuff I own.
This fall Christina & I plan to have her on here as a guest blogger sharing her space, her closet and how she chose to live a minimalistic life. Guys, it’s super inspiring and while you might not go completely minimal, it does encourage you to live your life and the things your surrounded by with intention.
Wondering what I’m going with feeling the urge to purge? Some items will get donated and a majority of them will end up in my Poshmark closet. I have been selling my items on Poshmark since 2013 and find it a great way to source some seriously good “pre-loved” items at a fraction of the cost. EVERYTHING I list is still in great condition and often times, minimally worn.
On the flip side of this, I also have become way more consciously aware of only purchasing items that are timeless, multi-functional and good quality. Hopefully this mindset will prevent me from mindless spending!
How often do you guys get the urge to purge? When you do, are you more inclined to just bag it up and donate it or do you try and sell it?
Keep Living a Stylized Life.