The junk in my closet started to turn into monsters. They slowly took over my room, my space and my tidiness.
So I decided to get rid of my monsters.
‘That retro telephone’ which I might turn into a cool street art installation one day, the ‘bottle of wine that survived the shipwreck I was on’ which I was going to make into a cool sentimental DIY project, those product manuals that I keep holding on to ‘just in case I ever need them’, the dress that shrunk in the laundry and has become too short to wear but that I keep because it fondly reminds me of that party that contributed to me and my boyfriend getting together, the interactive knitting project pieces that I spent so many frustrating hours on that I can’t handle the idea of throwing my hard work out, they all had to go.
Instead of strategically and structurally going through everything I own, I just decided to throw away 10 items per random category to get me started. I found that it is a great way to fight procrastination. Because you don’t feel like you need to take a whole afternoon to go through your closet and reorganize it: you just pick whatever you can find that you never wear anyway and leave the rest as it is. But, in the process you actually do get rid of quite a lot (I ended up getting rid of a lot more than 10 items per category). I would highly recommend it as a quick way to make some space in your life.
In no particular order, get rid of:
10 clothing items
10 boxes and/or containers
10 pieces of paper
10 random objects
10 beauty products
Some things I gave to charity or to people I know who might make better use of them, other things I returned to their owners, most things I simply threw out.
My room feels lighter. I don’t miss my monsters.
Do you have your closet monsters under control?