This first area I'm cleaning up is easy and hard. I grew up being over weight and never feeling like I had the “right” clothes to compete with everyone in my class... seems childish and petty, but there are many more issues that got smashed together and created this issue, so I've become some what of a “hoarder” of clothes. I typically keep myself in line, but occasionally I find myself trying to buy one of every color of something on sale. Thus, I'm starting off with my closet.
I will try on EVERYTHING I own, if it doesn't fit or I've simply kept it for sentimental reasons, it will be thrown (to Good-will). This whole time I'm keeping in mind “If I ever need something like this, I can go to the store and buy it or borrow it from a friend.” otherwise, my brain always thinks “what if I need this someday?” even when I haven't worn it in years.
I hit a hard decision about 15 minutes in, I pulled out my “dress clothes” and when looking at the pants and cute jacket I wore for a wedding once I wanted to keep them, wanted to hold on to them. I went through all of my other shirts I had to see if I had anything that would make them look presentable... determined that was a no, and put them in the basket to donate. It was hard but ultimately felt really good.
Through half my clothes... and part of my “junk drawer” (well, one of the five or six.)
Now to bed. Finally at 4:30am.