A while ago I talked about becoming a minimalist; at least my definition of it.
I am proud to say that I AM GETTING THERE!!!! 🙂 lol
I have not only put half of my closet on Poshmark and donated some. I have taken another step and started getting rid of books! For anyone out there that is also a bookworm; I feel ya. I love the smell of books. I don’t know why but there is something so satisfying with opening a brand new book or even an old one and just smelling that book smell. I love it.
SO I MADE HUGE STEPS!
I got rid of over a dozen books and even cds and DVDs cuz let’s be real I don’t listen to them anymore and I mainly use my Bf’s Netflix account anyways.
It just feels so nice accomplishing little goals, granted my closet is still jam-packed with clothes I’m selling on Poshmark but every time someone buys stuff I get a tad bit excited that one day when I open my closet door, it will be clear and clean!
I have become unattached to pieces of clothing. It’s like a fresh of breath air. Yet, there are times I falter; like when I get a great deal on Poshmark….I buy things…not often but I can’t let go of a great deal! ( I’m only human after all!)
This has honestly taken almost two years to do. At first it was just a thought. Then a discussion with my best friend. Until FINALLY I put my big girl pants on and decided to attempt to clear out my closet.
It took me roughly 8 months to actually take action on what I said I would do. Why? I didn’t know where to start! At the time I was so overwhelmed with all the stuff I owned that I had no idea where to begin.
A little advice….start with clothes lol always start with your clothes.
Why? Well, for me personally starting on clothes was the hardest thing to do because I get emotionally attached to clothing. I’m not even kidding if my friend gave me a sweater even though I rarely wear it…I keep it for sentimental reasons. Yet, it just takes up space in my closet. So I started on the one thing I had the hardest time getting rid of…my clothes!
Advice I’m always told that you should do the thing you least like first and welp this was that one thing for me.
So in a sense it worked out pretty darn well for me, but patience is a virtue and it didn’t happen with a snap of my fingers.
I really had to just pile things in the giveaway pile and the Poshmark pile and not second guess myself.
I had to be okay with spending time getting rid of stuff. I spent several hours during the weekend and an hour or two after work on weekdays deciding what to keep and what to lose.
In a way it’s therapeutic. Out with the old and in with the new! If you’re attempting to be a minimalist or even a semi- minimalist like me good luck and find out what works best with you.
I’ll check back in sometime soon and hopefully by then my closet is cleaner! Fingers crossed!