• Helen Avaient

Prepare to Travel - A month to declutter - Day Twenty two - Dresses, Suits and "Good Gear"

Welcome to day 22 of decluttering to free your home and your mind.


If you have been reading this series, you will notice a common theme.... Use it or get rid of it.

The outfit above lived in my wardrobe for a few years, only worn once. Doing this cleanse last year, I decided to wear it more often, and this is a picture of me having great fun on a fabulous night out.


With occassional wear it can be difficult to cleanse, there are some outfits that we have that only get worn for TRULY GREAT occasions, or funerals. In the spirit of cleansing, sort out if you truly love an item or are you holding onto it because of memories. If it is the memories attached - take a photo, or re purpose it. I re-purpose old fur coats into gorgeous teddy bears and then sell and donate them.


One outfit in my wardrobe kept for over 40 years is a high school jacket that my mom gave to me. It is the one thing that has so many memories attached to it that it is hard to get rid of. My goal is to donate it back to the high school I attended next time I visit.


Another type of outfit I held onto was ball gowns and I had three of them. They were usually worn once a year at a ball, or during a formal night on a cruise ship. As a farewell to two of the gowns, I invited friends over for a special dinner party and we all had to wear our formal wear as a last and fun hurrah. The next day everyone donated these outfits to a local group that gifts these pre-loved items to underprivileged youth attending their school dances. Another win-win.


Are you holding onto any of your special outfits because of memories? We can remember events and people without these physical anchors. Get dressed up, take photos, then donate or sell the item if it is cluttering up your space and mind.


How many special outfits do we truly need? How often do we get the full use out of an outfit? Can we wear it more often?


By processing this cleanse today, you might discover that you wear an outfit more often, and feel fantastic when doing so. How awesome!


Get totally dressed up after this cleanse today. You are looking and feeling wonderful!


Please feel free to comment about your cleanse that you experience, and enjoy the rest of the decluttering series.


Happy Travels!

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