New Year, New Me! More like New Year, Same Me But Now Feeling Guilty About Not Being A New Me.. right??!
It’s pretty amazing the amount of guilt we can put on ourselves just because of a number change. Well, 2019 Cori never quite got it together.. She could use some help organizing and getting a handle on life.. But 2020 Cori is HERE! I even cleaned my home office.. Which is a pretty big deal considering there were still craft supplies on the floor from the 2018 holidays 😬I’M SORRY, OK?! It’s on my therapy agenda. But, I sometimes fall victim to societal pressures and I do feel a renewed sense of “starting fresh,” so I guess I might as well use it to jumpstart my cleaning habits.
I spent some time going through my closet, figuring out which items I could toss. “Donate what no longer fits you,” isn’t that what they say?? If that were the case, I’d be left with my Sweetlees joggers and a double hooded sweatshirt of some sort.. Actually, I know exactly which one.. The last one where I had to go up a size because the others were too small. Ok, well that let’s just set aside that one closet clean out rule, shall we?!
“If you haven’t worn it in a year, toss it!” Hmm.. well that also proves to be preeettyyyy tricky. I haven’t worn most of these items in at least a year because either 1.) it no longer fits, 2.) I really like it but we no longer sell it in the store, so I feel weird wearing it, or 3.) I’m determined to get my ass back into it (See: size 5 jeans BK - Before Kids).
“Toss out any duplicates.” ok KAREN, who came up with this list?!!! (no offense to any Karens.. It just seemed like the right thing to say.) I have at least 10 Sweetlees camis laying in a nice (cross off) pile on my floor. Why do I have so many?! Well, one is a brand new white one still with tags to replace my other white one that is more of a greyish color from our crappy, rusty, sediment-y water. Then, obvi, I have some in One Size & Curvy (See: story of my life; weight rollercoaster). Next, I don’t even know how many pairs of black leggings I have. Regular band, check! Wide band in OS & Curvy, check! Extra Wide band, check! Leggings to sleep in! Workout leggings! Expensive workout leggings!
“Give yourself permission to wear only your favorites.” If there’s one thing I’ve learned as a grown up, I’m doing things that make me happy AND feel good. Why would I wear a pair of stuffy work pants with buttons and stuff, when I can wear a perfectly fine pair of 360s that look like real pants without any of the things that hurt?! Believe me, I ONLY wear my favorites. This is a good lesson to live for the rest of your life too.. right? Only eat your favorite foods, hang out with your favorite people, spoil your favorite child.. (kidding, kidding.. *wink wink* KIDDING)
Ok, so.. Maybe now isn’t a good time for a closet clean out. But, I can probably start with folding and organizing.. right? Or.. maybe that'll be a good project for January 2021.
*Closet organization tips inspired from Apartment Therapy in this post.
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