Proud of myself!

I have a hard time letting go of stuff. Even things that have seen better days. I have been working very hard at letting go of the not so great items and it is getting a little easier. Today I managed to put 24 items into a bag to donate. For me, that is a huge accomplishment. Go me! :)

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  • Laura (rhubarbgirl) replied 7 years ago

    Congrats! It's a great feeling, isn't it?

  • MsLuna replied 7 years ago

    Yay! Congrats! Don't you somehow feel lighter? :)

  • Mona replied 7 years ago

    You did great, Cheryl! Congrats!

  • Janet replied 7 years ago

    That is so satisfying, isn't it? I was so happy when I dropped several bags of accumulated Goodwill donations off a couple of weeks ago.


  • CocoLion replied 7 years ago

    Once you start, it's hard to stop.  I always have a bag where I throw things.

  • kkards replied 7 years ago

    Congrats! It's a great feeling to be able to let go!

  • cheryl replied 7 years ago

    Thank you everyone! It really is a great feeling. :)

  • Zibbets replied 7 years ago

    Well done! That's a great feeling and imagine how happy whoever gets your things will be!

  • lyn* replied 7 years ago

    I remember my very first haul off was hard, but it gets easier!

  • Laura J replied 7 years ago

    Way to go!  I'm working on the same thing.  For years, I was overwhelmed by the amount of my clothing.  In the past month, I've finally started to downsize in a huge way.  It's embarrassing how many things I've donated and am donating.  But I am glad to not be overwhelmed by my wardrobe!  If you don't have a place to donate to, I would suggest contacting your local homeless shelter and seeing if they will give your clothes free of charge to the residents at the shelter.  The rescue mission in Atlantic City does give women and children at the shelter free clothes from the donations, so I take my things there.  

  • Caro in Oz replied 7 years ago

    Well done - go you & it does get easier :) 

  • pil replied 7 years ago

    Good for you, Cheryl! I was telling myself just this morning that I should set a goal to get one thing out of the house every day. We just have so much STUFF. Things of my mother in law's in a storage unit, things that our boys have left and don't use, and things of our own.

  • LACeleste replied 7 years ago

    Great going Cheryl!

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  • rabbit replied 7 years ago

    Good job!!  I took some bags to Goodwill today too. Something about going through the sorting process pretty frequently makes it easier for me.  If I'm not sure about getting rid of something on the first sort, if I sort it again a few weeks later I'm usually ready to let it go. :D

  • Neel replied 7 years ago

    The burden of seeing clothes that we do not like enough anymore is much more than the donate process. And donating to a good cause always makes it all easier :)

  • unfrumped replied 7 years ago

    Good job. Reminds me that's why to try not to overbuy because it isn't really easy to let go once you have it. Good for you!

  • gardenchick replied 7 years ago

    Good for you...I need to follow your example!

  • Ledonna N. replied 7 years ago

    I love that you celebrate yourself. It is difficult at first but know that things will go to a good home is a great feeling. And go you.....

  • crutcher replied 7 years ago

    Cheryl, go girl...I so truly understand how difficult it is to part with your stuff...Yesterday, I cleared shoes and bags...It was way hard but I am amazed at how much room I have...Its a liberating feeling, right?...

  • krishnidoux replied 7 years ago

    Congrats to you! What a relief this must be! Now you must welcome more style. Happy fashion days are coming to you.

  • chadya replied 7 years ago

    I did that last month, feels great

  • Angie replied 7 years ago


    So proud of you, Cheryl. xo

  • BethL replied 7 years ago

    Good for you, Cheryl! I've been gathering stuff, too. Now I just have to get it to the collection site!

  • texstyle replied 7 years ago

    It is a great feeling and you should be proud!

  • jackiec replied 7 years ago

    Woohoo! So cathartic isn't it!?

  • Poppy replied 7 years ago

    Well done!

  • rachylou replied 7 years ago

    Go you! Well done. And don't I know how hard it is.

  • Ginkgo replied 7 years ago

    Go Cheryl!  It is tough but how good it feels to start dislodging all that unused stuff.  I plan to tackle our kitchen this week and you've inspired me to get serious and just do it.

  • Susie replied 7 years ago

    Good job! It feels good to pass on things that you no longer need.

    I must admit that I've never had a hard time letting go of stuff. I've never been a saver and I actually like to get rid of things that aren't being used. I'm the same with house stuff too. A couple of years ago I got pretty ruthless in cleaning out household drawers and cabinets. One simple method of evaluation that helped me was to ask myself if something is useful and if not useful, is it beautiful or something I love. If neither, it's time to pass it on.

  • Sarah A replied 7 years ago

    Congrats! That is great :) like Susie I use the useful, beautiful, I love it test.... to varying effectiveness ;)

  • Lyn D. replied 7 years ago

    Fantastic! As CL said, you can always have a 'holding zone' for the not 100% sure pieces, and do a final sort before you take them away.

  • cinnamon fern replied 7 years ago

    Congratulations!  But be careful - purging can be addictive :)

  • Aida replied 7 years ago

    Well done! I have trouble with that too, I empathize. It does feel great to remove some of the visual clutter and have things look clearer, though!

  • replied 7 years ago

    Great job, Cheryl!

  • pil replied 7 years ago

    Which reminds me of something my husband said back when we had a couple of garage sales - He wanted to get to the point where he could say he "wished we hadn't sold that".

  • cheryl replied 7 years ago

    Thank you for the kind words everyone. I am getting better at letting things go that just don't make me as happy as they used to. It's a process, that's for sure! 

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