The process of eliminating “stuff” in your home should make you feel good – you might even want to jump for joy and shout to the heavens: “Look what I just got rid of!”
It is rewarding, fulfilling and sometimes a mini-heartache to give gently used items away, but if you understand the whole nature of giving you will realize that you will receive goodness back in unforeseen ways. Imagine you are a backpacker on a long trip with a brick laden pack. Every footstep is heavy drudgery. Lighten your load by just a few pieces of clothing and you can continue your journey with lighter footsteps – a little more air to your bouncing freedom adds joy to the travel, not burden and pain.
Now start doing the same in your home.
Start in your closet.
If you are living in this modern society chances are you can surely reduce your weight on this Earth. Pick a stack of clothes to donate to charity and throw objects with harsh dyes into the garbage where they can be contained (hopefully) in a landfill until science experts can figure out how to undo all the petrol chemical messes they have created.
There is no great answer to getting rid of textiles, but if you can start eliminating some from your life your closet will breathe easier. Less to wash, less to fold, less to iron. These are all good things.
Don’t take it so personal when getting rid of clothes. Chances are that you, or someone you know, didn’t weave them, knit them or even sew them. If you don’t know where the fiber was grown it makes it much easier to detach yourself and simply say goodbye.
I am not promoting minimalism or a (10 item wardrobe), I am suggesting to have enough and excellent quality at that!
How many clothing items are enough to make you happy?