I finally tackled the task of cleaning my clothes closet. In case you’re also struggling with how to lighten your possessions, here are some of the criteria I used to decide what to keep and what to donate.
I tossed clothes that met the following criteria:
- I bought it when Ronald Reagan was president.
- I could remember wearing it while nursing my now married daughter.
- I inherited it from a relative who passed away more than 10 years ago.
- I only wear it because it lacks holes, tears, or fading.
- When I wear it, I feel uncomfortable for any reason (size, color, style, fit, length, etc.)
- I only wear it because it is still in my closet.
- I am only keeping it because a relative gave it to me or made it for me.
- I cannot remember wearing it in the last decade.
- When I wear it, people ask me if I’m attending a 70s costume party.
- I have one more in a drawer just like it.
I apologize that this post has nothing to do with Bible study. One of my friends asked (semi-seriously) if I do anything besides study. Now she knows.