Last week my wife and I spent a good chunk of an afternoon packing up the family summer clothes in order to make room for our fall/winter attire. Since this is a yearly ordeal, we always make an effort to get rid of the clothing that we really didn’t use or no longer need. You’d think this would be easy, yet it’s amazing how emotionally attached one can get to stuff.
Going through our clothes brought back a lot of memories for my wife and I. A t-shirt bought on a family trip, a pair of flip-flops worn through multiple countries, or even a hat that kept the sun off my face for who knows how many years.
Then there’s the stuff that you find and realize you didn’t wear a single time in the past year. Silly how much crap we as humans buy and end up never using.
So, how do you go about cleaning up, and cleaning out, your closets?
Well, luckily Leo Babauta from Zen Habits wrote a wonderful article on How to Let Go of Any Possession.
Give it a read and start letting go of all the unwanted and unneeded stuff in your life. It goes way beyond just material objects and I bet you’ll be surprised at just how liberating it will make you feel. 🙂