Picking & Choosing

Rules to Ditch By

I’ll admit, I have an act for not getting rid of anything. I love all my clothes, every little pot and craft I’ve had since I was 7 and still have books from my 8th grade English Class. Unfortunately, when it comes to a long distance move, it’s time to let go of those things you’ve held onto so dearly. (Yes, I’m talking about your 80s shredded and bleached jeans) During my purge, I made a few simple rules to help me get rid of the junk.


Here They Are:

  1. Clothes
    • If you haven’t worn it in over 2 years, say goodbye
    • Any stains that you think “aren’t noticeable”
  2. Books
    • Valuable Satin/Leather bounds- KEEP
    • Anything you haven’t read (and probably won’t again) in over 5 years
  3. Nik Naks
    • Allow a few (5 tops) personal items to help your next place feel more homey.
    • The Rest: Storage or Sell
  4. Jewelry
    • You know the fashionable necklaces you wear (Since they don’t take up THAT much room, it’s not a big deal, but be realistic- I’ve learned that I wear a bigger variety of my necklaces when I have less because it’s easier to search through them and match in the morning)
    • Donate the rest to Goodwill.

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