Summer of Renewal: Shoes, Shoes and Less Shoes!
This decluttering category might just be the most shameful for me yet. I'm sure there will be more, but in the spirit of being vulnerable, I am sharing my shoe problem with all of you. I have to tell you I am aghast at the amount of shoes I have. I laid a blanket on my bed and paired all of the shoes with their partners. As I began to lay the shoes out, I was giving each pair space to sit side by side. Unfortunately, it became obvious that laying them side-by-side was not going to allow enough room for all my little foot-coverings to be on the bed.
Why get rid of them?
They still fit and are perfectly good and I spent good money on them.
What if I need them to wear out?
Why should I buy them again?
That has been my mentality over the years about everything, not just shoes. But the tide is changing...
After a first round of editing m collection, I was able to eliminate 62 pairs of shoes. Most are headed to the donation center. Some raggedy ones went straight into the garbage.
Although I really feel like I could have gotten rid of more, I have to say that I am proud of myself for freeing myself of over half my shoes. I have opened up so much space in my closet. I can almost hear it breathing a sigh of relief.
When I finish deleting items from my wardrobe and keeping only the items that support the lifestyle that I want to live, after some time, I will know what else must go and what is allowed to stay. I now have a greater sense of my style and will only keep what I feel accentuates my wardrobe.
Much love to you all! Keep reading and keep inspiring me to continue the journey!
Health, joy, peace: let them be yours!