It’s December! I should be decorating the house, baking cookies, shopping for and wrapping presents…so why am I taking the time to edit my closet?
It’s because I know that with all the extras and activities this month I need to simplify wherever I can.
So, I took an hour and went through my closet, and the bin with off-season clothes. (It didn’t take long since I didn’t have a big wardrobe to begin with!)
I chose to get rid of everything I didn’t LOVE. I got rid of the jeans that sagged in the bum after a couple of hours. I got rid of the flannel shirt that was a bit too snug across my broad shoulders. I got rid of the cardigan sweater I wore tons last winter, because this winter it makes my neck itch and I want longer styles. I got rid of the black shirt that works well for layering but not for anything else, and I’ve got plenty of other layer-able options. I got rid of the cute sneakers because they just weren’t comfortable. I took three bags of clothes to the thrift store.
Don’t worry, I still have clothes to wear! Now when I get dressed each morning I’m not seeing the pieces I don’t like and thinking “I have nothing to wear!” Now I’m having to ask, “What am I going to wear, they’re all my favorites!” (I know, first world problems!)
I have two pairs of jeans in my closet; I’m on the lookout for one more. I realized I have no dressy tops; if I need to be dressier, I’ll wear a dress for now. My boots that work well for skirts and dresses are on their last days. So I’m on the lookout. And I’m not going to rush. And I’m not going to settle. I’m going to keep my eyes open and be patient.
Hmmm, kind of like waiting for the fullness of time. I know, God and clothes, nowhere near each other in importance but still… Life lessons from my closet? Maybe…
Any “little things” catching your heart and teaching you about the BIG things?