My mother has a PhD in closet cleaning. She loves to give things away.
Every time she visits me, she goes through my closet, gives away half of my clothes and does a complete makeover of my closet. I used to get really mad whenever she did it. Now, a little older and wiser, I just sit there relaxed and watch her work her magic.
The truth is that many of the clothes that are hanging in my closet, I rarely wear. Some I don’t even remember that I own them. I learned to stay calm during the closet “makeover” process. After all, it is only clothes. I can always buy more. :)
We all love to hang on to things that we treasure. Sometimes it is for sentimental reasons. Sometimes it is because of the price we paid for the item. Sometimes it is simply things that we forgot we even owned.
How often do you make room for new clothes? Or do you simply push the old clothes aside, to barely squeeze in the new?
As Bob Proctor would say “You must let go of the old before you will ever make room for the new.” This is so true not just for our physical closet, but also our mental “closet.”
While you are conquering your “closet”, both the one in your home as well as the one in your mind, you may discover quite a few pieces of “clothing” or “ideas” that you are not sure whether you should keep or not.
When in doubt, here are some suggestions for you:
Throw it away when:
You don’t feel good about it.
You don’t like it.
You don’t feel comfortable wearing it.
You don’t remember you had it.
You have not worn it even once in the past 12 months.
It doesn’t fit you anymore.
The only reason you keep because it is expensive.
Think About This…
Whenever you want to introduce something new into your life, you must make room and let go of some of the old things.
Just Do This…
Clean out your closet today. Give the old clothes away. Consider some beliefs or assumptions you have about life, it may be time get rid of some of them and to upgrade your ideas. It is time to make room for something new.
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