Downsizing: Culling the Closet One Inch at a Time

I’ve donated bushels of clothes over the years, but this time was different. My latest dent in downsizing took me instead to the women’s consignment shop downtown, Re•volve. You wouldn’t think one would need an appointment for this, much less wait two weeks for it,...

Weed Out Your Closet – 9/10

Packing for a trip is always a wrenching decision making process for me. Because I only want to take one suitcase, I always think carefully about outfits and matching and looking halfway decent when I get there. Have you ever noticed that it’s only the “good” stuff...

Dress For Yourself – 6/08

’ve fought it for years but giving it up at last. I’m finally listening to my own brain as far as how to dress everyday. You actually can teach an old dog new tricks, so the mental tug o’ war is over. Lucky me, I have a choice because I don’t have to go off to work...

Cull Your Closet – 7/07

It dawned on me this Independence Day how dependent I’ve been… on what others think. After weeding all week in my closet, and after filling my third bag with rejects and seeing what was left, a light bulb went off. See if this fits for you, too. Apparently, I’ve...

Simplify Your Wardrobe – June ’06

It’s absurd that we have to “work” at simplifying our lives. The stack of paperwork gets higher every day, and stuff seems to breed overnight. Here’s my latest strategy for making a dent in the accumulation. If I wear something that isn’t quite right — too tight, too...