Hello! Wow, did last week’s blog post on 2017 purging ever strike a chord. It seems that I am not the only one that needs to purge things and people from my life!
Interestingly, I received all sorts of emails from folks asking me not to purge them. Oh sheesh, no worries there!
Let me be clear: I am only purging those who have behaved in such dysfunctional/non-productive ways and have made no attempt to clear the air or apologize. And mostly, I am purging “stuff” that no longer serves me.
I also received many more emails and messages and folks who were of the same mindset. Maybe this nasty election did us all in. The acrimony was beyond!
In any event, one of the questions that I’ve repeatedly gotten from readers is this:
“How do you get rid of stuff so easily?”
Well for one I’ve moved alot which makes it easy. But mostly I adopt the following question:
“Do I really, really love it?”
If the answer is no, it’s donated, consigned to my favorite consignment store, To Be Continued, or give it to someone I love.
I ignore the silly “rules” about whether I’ve worn it or not in the last year. I have things in my closet that I haven’t worn in over a year but because I love them so much, know that I will wear them again.
So I’m curious, what works for you when you need to purge stuff?
Patty Comeford Adams, JD