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Am I the only person who has too much stuff? My guess is no. Our society really pushes materialism and status through “stuff”.
Let me tell you, I am sick of it. I’m sick of the push to own more, newer, expensive things. I am sick of temptation to buy the latest fashions.
I am sick of it!
Sometimes the useless, space and time consuming, stuff gets overwhelming. And I’m at the point where I am ready to take back my life. (That’s a pretty dramatic way to say it, but it’s how I feel.)
It is for this reason that I am most excited about our tiny house build. It will be a perfect, fresh start requiring us to leave all of the stuff behind!
This weekend Lyle and I started working on our fresh start. We did a serious overhaul of our closet and dressers. I’m talking over half (1/2) of what we owned is gone!
To help with my closet clean-out I ordered bags from thredUP, which is a site that buys and sells like-new clothing. They send you a clean-out bag for free and then you ship (prepaid by thredUP) your full bag back to them. After reviewing your bag they give you credit or a cash pay out for the items they accept.
Y’all, I filled up 2 thredUP bags and then filled up 9 other bags to take to my local donation center! That is A LOT of clothes (and only about 2 of those bags were full of Lyle’s clothes).
I got rid of:
69% of my purses.
72% of my shoes.
63% of my clothes.
I now own 100 articles of clothing (not counting shoes, accessories, pj, socks, and underwear)! My goal is to limit my wardrobe to 40 year-round articles of clothing. I still have a ways to go, but I am very proud of my progress so far.
It feels AMAZING to purge my home of roughly 68% of my clothing!
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