Even though I felt a little twinge when I gave those items away, it felt good. I liked being able to pass things on to those in need. When I had my first two babies, I relied on the kindness of others to clothe and surround them with needed items.
I'm on a sort of quest to simplify my life. I have lots and lots shoes I haven't worn in years, I have 10 pairs of pants that I only wear 4 of, I have a cabinet full of "stuff" in the hallway that I'm not sure even what's in there! I have cooking items that are duplicates, more coats and jackets than one person should have and jewelry that I never wear.
I'm going to get rid of it. All of it! I don't wear by 3 bottoms and 5 tops all week. I only wear 2 pairs of shoes (my Birks and my Asics) and I tend to use the same cook wear each day. So why hold on to all of it??
I don't know! I promise to take my "downsizing" slowly, though. If you know me at all - you know that I do everything fast and furious. I promise I will start by only giving away what we are not using. Then I will start on my clothes...then everything else!