Who is willing to share what your totals were? I accidentally threw out my list, but I was really surprised by HOW MUCH STUFF I have accumulated over the years. I know my total number of items ended up being around 350. This included around 50 shoes, 30 scarves, 70 dresses, 40 pants and 160 shirts, sweaters and hoodies and a few random purses and hats.
You guys..I went through and trimmed it down to around 115 items on my first try 💁♀️. So clearly I did not NEED almost all of the crap I bought. Let’s say that each of the items in my closet cost on average $20. That’s $7,000 😳
What else could I have done with that money? More importantly, how much of my time was spent working for that money, only to so freely give it to these companies and for stuff that I didn’t even NEED?! I can just imagine myself in Target right now just throwing all the things in my cart and not even thinking twice about the random clearance items and my YOLO mentality. And even talking to the cashier about how great of a deal I was getting 🤦♀️
The first part of this closet challenge was really just to get you thinking about your own stuff and how much you may or may not have. Where did it all come from and what made you buy the things you bought? Were they impulse buys? Do you have to have certain brands? Are you attached to these things? When’s the last time you wore half of the stuff you have? Are you a regular purger but then find yourself quickly back in the same place with acquiring more? What else could you have done with that money or time you spent working for that money?!
I’m new to the minimalism world and trying to make my life more basic, so this was a huge eye opener for me. Look for my next post to talk about what life is like for the past week after my first purge and how this is going to hopefully help me on my semi basic life journey to living more with less. 😊