For some reason, my husband says he cannot live with only 6 inches of closet space. Personally, I think he could be more efficient, but being the good wife that I am☺, I agreed to see if I could purge some of my clothes. When I realized that removing a few blouses wasn't making even a small dent, I decided that I was in dire need of some help. I needed an honest purge, and the only way to do that was to call up my best friend and have her oversee the process.
After two hours of hearing that my 80's sweaters were never coming back in style and that the color yellow makes me look like I have H1N1, I was able to fill 5 lawn bags of clothes and haul them off to the Goodwill. While it was actually quite liberating, it was also a bit painful. Deep down I knew I needed to do this, but the truth is it required someone to be completely honest with me. I couldn't do it on my own.
Starting a new year creates an emotional desire in me to make changes, to look at what I have been doing, and to honestly purge certain things in my life that are taking up space. Cleaning a closet is relatively easy. The hard part is dealing with intangible things like our attitudes and behaviors. Sometimes, purging in this area requires a level of honesty about what we are doing or not doing that can only be presented to us by others. We have to be willing to ask someone we trust what they think we could be doing differently. Some of the messages may be hard to swallow, yet if we really have a desire to change, it is worth it in the end.
Here's the upside to my purge: I now have a reason to go shopping. Clearly, my husband would disagree, but chances are he won't read this anyway, so I am in the clear!
Are you in need of an honest purge?
Do you have someone that you trust to tell you the truth?