But So Many of the Items in My Closet Have.
How did your 30-Minute Weekend Challenge go? Mine morphed into a 4½ hour production after seeing all of the stylish new clothes on the World Pediatric Project’s Runway the previous evening. With images of
cFl‘s amazing closet dancing in my head, I cleared out things I hadn’t worn in years. They rekindled fond memories, but under a critical eye and with harsh self-questioning, I knew that this 50-something was neither able nor willing to don them again. Not much was spared that hadn’t been worn in the past year, and the closet cleansing left me feeling lighter.
(Trash bags in front and Donate piles in back)
Taking an honest assessment of my shoe collection was particularly difficult. My shoes cubbies overflowed with pairs that had not walked out of the house for several years. Whether my big feet have expanded, the shoes showed signs of wear or were hopelessly outdated, so many pairs needed to go. Recalling my year of pricing at the Junior League of Richmond’s Clothes Rack, the Donate pile contains only shoes with minimal wear. The rest I had to force myself to toss in the Trash pile. I did find one pair of cute and never worn
that I will try to sell on eBay.
Another part of my closet that received the beady eye was the jewelry. The day had definitely arrived to part with the old earrings that I wore in my lawyering days long ago. Why did I think they would ever be fashionable again?
Among the relics were a bit of real gold and silver that I will try to sell to one of the local gold buying places in town. Have you ever tried to do that? Do you have any good recommendations?
Now clean and clutter-free, entering my closet makes me happy. With more space and maybe even a little extra change in my wallet from the few items that made it to the Sell/Consign pile, it may be time to order one of
my designs from Shoes of Prey, if I can only decide. Ellen voted for the top one.
Next up in the 30-Minute Challenge is my pantry. Though it won’t be lucrative, maybe it will make it easier to find the white cornmeal for a recipe that we will feature tomorrow. Don’t forget to send us the recipe for any unique family favorites that are a must for your Thanksgiving feast. We will be delighted to try them out and feature them here before Turkey Day.