Tuesday, April 10, 2012


I've made kind of a crazy decision. I'm going to be purging my possessions before I'm allowed to buy another single thing (besides food. I can buy food).

The purge will include: books, clothes, shoes, purses,belts, jewelry, makeup.

This will not be easy, but I've seen a lot of overlap in the things I own. Honestly, how many black long-sleeved tees do I need? In my minds eye, I can already pick out the favorites that I wear constantly. The black brogue pumps are staying. Any other black pumps will high tail it outta here.

I'm going to throw out all the lotions that are half used and six years old. I'm going to start throwing my hordes of paperback fiction novels onto amazon.com. I'm going to throw out most of my lip gloss and mascara (that desperately needs to be done anyway). I've found that I use the same seven products every day, give or take a handful.

I won't call myself minimalist because, for example, my goal is to pare it down to 10-15 pairs of shoes. That is NOT minimal. But I currently own around 30 pairs of shoes. Unnecessary. Especially since I wear the same shoes almost every day (I will die when these brogue pumps wear out).

I don't really even know where to begin. I'm not going to be going off one of those "30 essentials" list. I think I'll start with things I haven't touched in 6 months. Hopefully I'll be able to part with most of them.

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