I used to be a total clothes hoarder. But, after I started my little business last year, I am starting to learn to let go. For me, this has actually gotten easier. Sometimes I just keep an item in my home for a while to look at it or appreciate and then put it in the shop. I have reached a level now where I enjoy the downsized or edited version of my "stuff". (We had to downsize drastically because of a recent decision to leave out home and stay with my mom-- so much less room!) So when I buy something now one of the first thoughts that goes through my mind is "What to trade out for it?" My things (except for a few favs & sentimental pieces) are now on a sort of temporary basis position in my closet. If something better comes along, then the old equivalent of it will go.
This week's example:
This old Aldo black beaded bag was given to me at least 6 years ago by my bf Sam. She a had a load of hand me down purses in the trunk of her car gifted from her boyfriend's mom (it was a big score!!) and felt she could spare a couple (there were like 20!) So, she chose her favs and then I picked a couple. This little black Aldo bag being one of them:
Here it is: