Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Time To Do It

Ok. It's time. The seasons are changing. The temperatures are dropping. The sweaters and sweatshirts are making an appearance. You may be pulling them out from under your bed. Or perhaps hauling storage containers up from the basement. No matter where these clothing items have been, it's still time. It's time to purge.

Purging should be done at least once a year, but seasonally makes it less of a burden, I think. Time to let go of those clothes that don't fit. The ones that aren't in style. The sweatshirt from high school. Unless you are in high school, of course. We did a little bit of this at my house last week. New school clothes were purchased and had to find a home. For the first time in a long time, I, too, went school shopping. I needed more of a wardrobe for my new job. The days of being a tshirt/sweatshirt and jeans wearing mama are still around, just not every day. So my task began. Daunting, that's what it was. Until my 11 year old fashionista came along. She helped me shop and she helped me find room for the new. That meant getting rid of some of the old.

She was very diplomatic. A negative nod of the head. A raised eyebrow when I tried something on. Lots of smiles. These were all subtle indicators that outfits were good or bad. This worked in the store and at home. My point being that this task can be more enjoyable with the help of another. A second opinion is a wise move. The company makes the time fly. There are sure to be laughs in store.

So now that the Halloween decorations are making their yearly appearance, it's time. Make your choices. Make room. And donate. There is always a need for that. Make another person's day and let your closet breathe.

©2011 Ann M. De Broux

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