Day 8: Shoes
Today the goal was to get rid of 8 things.
I have chosen clothing and shoes for this week.
This morning I told myself I would get rid of 4 pairs of shoes and that would be 8 items.
Easy enough, right?
I ventured in halls and basements and corners and dug up the 7 pairs
(and one of Rob's to make 8) that I would throw away -
they aren't in any condition to donate, just taking up space.
When I looked at each of the pairs of shoes I have,
I realized how few of them fit me, were in a great condition,
comfortable to wear and were actually useful.
I kept the shoes and boots I wear: short dress boots, tall dress boots,
rain boots, hiking boots, gardening shoes, sneakers, dress sandals and slippers...
I see from what I kept that I really hate wearing shoes most of the time and prefer boots.
Much more on the practical and useful side and less on the fashion.
I will probably add in a basic dress show of some kind -
something between sandals and boots,
but, for now, I am happy with what I have and what I let go of.
I am obviously not really fancy, but I have my moments, and still...
my kind of fancy prefers not to wear shoes!
This little exercise cleared a shelf in the front hall and a shelf in the back hall.
Now there is room for the shoes I actually use in a place I can easily find them
and keep them in good condition.
This might seem like a small thing but ask yourself if you
are willing to take on the challenge...
bring your shoe pile down by half and see if you really miss them!