Organizing Tip of the Week: Let go of one item

I'm going to try my best to start posting more organization inspiration around here.  This weeks tip: Let go of something and then donate, pass on to a friend or if it's in bad condition...throw out.  I've had these little red ballet flats forever and they hurt my feet bad, but I've kept them in my closet.  I then forget they hurt, and find myself wearing them again in a rush.  They are taking up valuable space in the tiny closet that my fiance and I both share and I'm now forcing myself to donate.  I know we all have "stuff" that we don't use and are holding onto, so I encourage you this weekend to get rid of one thing {or more}.  If you decide to do it, would love to know what you pick?  


Have a great weekend! 

21 comments:

  1. i did this last week, except i ended up filling 2 trash bags up with things to donate! it feels good to have more space and less clutter!

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  2. You should meet Jess LC - she has some great tips on letting go -
    I aim to let go of things that hurt....bad shoes :(
    pve

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  3. Great tip. Just one thing a day. I keep a shopping bag around and drop things into it when the mood strikes.

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  4. it's too bad they hurt...they are cute!

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  5. I definitely have a few things I could relinquish. All anyone has to do is watch a Hoarders episode for motivation to unload unwanted items.

    www.turnuptherad.blogspot.com

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  6. you read my mind! I have a full bag ready to take to crossroads tomorrow :)

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  7. What a great post! I agree totally.If you have something that you aren't using Bless someone else who will use it!

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  8. I loved your post -i live by this - almost too much - this week I already donated 2 shirts and an old tray that i didnt use to someone who loved them!
    xoxo
    E

    www.glitterandgoldblog.blogspot.com

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  9. I did this in January and now I adore going into my closest! It feels so much better in there and now I have room to buy a few items that I will really wear! M.

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  10. I just cleaned out my closet and finally got rid of all my "skinny" clothes. You know, the ones that haven't fit in years and years and never will :) I finally gave up the hope and now have so much more space in my closet for new things!! Haha.

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  11. Girl - LOVE this post. I have so many shoes that I don't wear and I totally need the extra push to just toss them!

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  12. Hi there! I just fund you and I am doing the same thing this weekend. I have a pair of black ballet flats that are darling but hurt my feet. I have no idea why I have kept them but I decided they need to go. Already I have 2 large bags of things for the GW. It feels so good to get rid of things that are still so great that someone else can use!

    New follower! Love for you to stop by!

    Megan

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  13. It is a real challange for me. Everything has such potential.

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  14. This post made me immediately think of a handful of things I need to ditch. One is a cookbook...it's nice but it's one I never use. Three pairs of shoes that I can no longer wear, which makes me sad because they're gorgeous & expensive! And a lovely wool coat I haven't worn in years. They'll make someone very happy I'm sure.

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  15. I'm in that situation, too! I have a weird emotional thing with my shoes, even if I can't imagine the next time I would subject my feet to their pain!

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  16. don't get rid of that cute rug!:) I throw stuff away all the time. I'm the opposite of a hoarder.

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  17. Amen! Sometimes I just need little encouragement.

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  18. I love this idea! I set aside a sweater to give away. It's a bit "snug" and I seem to thing I can still wear it. The sleeves are too short and I realized the other day (when I had the sweater on) how ridiculous I actually looked. :) So it's set aside for another home. I think I'll try purging something once a week! Thanks for the tip!

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  19. I found three bags to go .... mostly clothes I never felt good in or was waiting to fit back into - augh !! all to the charity bin :) le xox

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  20. I also have two pairs of pretty shoes that just hurt too much to use... have to get rid of them.

    Yesterday I took 30 old interior and fashion magazines to the local library. They have a box where everyone can bring and take books and magazines.

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  21. Iam going to do it! Great idea. I'll put a big handled bag in my dressing room and put one thing a day in it! Thanks for the inspiration.
    ~Aidan~

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