I am all about the spring cleaning and getting unused items out of my closet, and life for that matter. A few years ago, I read Marie Kondo’s Life Changing Magic of Tidying Up and I would like to say it had this profound impact of my life and how I relate to objects. But in actuality, I wasn’t able to get through the entire book, it was so tedious. However, I did take the concept of reducing unnecessary stuff and test it out. What I found is that having less stuff actually does make me happier. Clutter, messy, overflowing closets & drawers – all these little things stress me out! They inhibit my productivity, add negative energy and make doing simple tasks more difficult than they need to be. Have you ever noticed how much calmer you feel in a hotel room when all you have is a bag and no extra clutter and stuff around? Then you know the feeling of less = more.
Since this realization I have been all about getting rid of stuff that we don’t need. Jeff seems to have a harder time with this concept than I do, but we’re getting there. We had been creating a huge pile of stuff we wanted to donate including clothes, housewares and kitchen items. So on Friday night we got an Uber and hauled it all over to Salvation Army. A guy working there asked me if we were planning to skip town considering all the stuff we were getting rid of. Success!
If you are looking to pare down your closet for spring (and I definitely suggest that you do), I did a whole post on my process of doing so here. I love taking a new look at my wardrobe every season to assess what needs to finally get the boot and reorganize what I want to keep based on the latest trends. It’s a great way to feel re-inspired by what you already own. Then I can see what gaps I need to fill with new items. To give you an idea of what I'm adding this spring, a few of my recent spring buys for this year are included below.