If you are an athlete, would this excite you?
It sure excited me before.
Let me tell you why.
About two years ago, I fell in love with running. Along with that came a love for buying everything related to it: shorts, shirts, socks, shoes, caps, books, magazines, etc, etc. It was so delicious seeing my collection grow.
Add to that all the free shirts and accessories given by the many races I joined.
Of course, I saw how overflowing my closet quickly became: how I had to push shirts into the drawers because they could hardly fit there anymore and how I had to dump some of them on the floor before I could find something to wear for my morning runs.
I didn’t mind the stress. I was having fun!
Then one ordinary day, I looked at the hodgepodge and told myself:
After a few minutes of sorting, I had tall piles of shirts and shorts. Those that didn’t fit or I didn’t like quickly filled up one large trash bag. They will be given to anyone who wants them or sold in a garage sale sometime soon.
I’m still left with a lot. I’m going through them again within the next few days to see which ones I can still do away with.
Meanwhile, my closet is neater and finding something to wear in the morning is easier.
And in a weird sort of way, now that I have less, I feel more abundant.
Other interesting reads:
A Practical Guide to Owning Fewer Clothes by Joshua Becker
Project 333 by Courtney Carver. An experiment on how to live with only 33 items for three months
7 Steps to a Minimalist Wardrobe by Francine Jay
Favorite Clothes of Minimalists by Joshua Fields Millburn