I’ve read a lot of tips about clothes purging and decluttering that suggest sorting items into three piles: Keep, Donate, and Sell. I tried this when I began my wardrobe simplification project, but it didn’t work for me. I am just not good at letting things go on the spot like that. Also, my bigger goal is to find and develop my own personal style.
I used to think having a garage sale was for the birds. I mean, seriously. The math just didn’t add up. I could set out 100 trinkets and ask fifty cents a piece, and if I was lucky enough to sell them all I’d make a whopping $50. Not worth it.
But I’ve learned a thing or two here recently that has opened my eyes to the possibilities of garage sale profits. Did you know you can make hundreds of dollars PER DAY of your garage sale? Most garage sales run three days around here (Thursday, Friday, Saturday), so that really adds up and can totally be worth the effort.
I’m proud to say that I’ve stuck with seasonal capsule wardrobes for a year now! I have gotten rid of a significant amount of clothing that I learned just didn’t work for me. I hated to let a few things go because they were just SO CUTE, but didn’t fit me any more or were too uncomfortable. I’ve learned a lot about making capsule wardrobes work for me and it has helped me to learn more about my own personal style and pare down to a simpler wardrobe.