Yesterday I had the pleasure of being welcomed into a lovely client’s home and closet to help her purge her wardrobe. We pulled everything out of her closet, carefully considering every item, whether to keep it, or whether to let it go.
100+ empty hangers, 4 garbage bags of clothes, and two boxes of shoes later, Hilary was letting go of the old and welcoming in the new. And just in time for 2016!
Hilary posted about her experience on Facebook today:
Yesterday, I purged over two thirds of my closet. TWO THIRDS. It. was. Invigorating.
I hired a Personal Trainer for my style, Sarah Ward. I felt really vulnerable bringing someone into my private closet to take a closer look at everything I own. As I went through each piece with her, it amazed me at how easy it was to let go. Every time I said good bye to a pair of lulu pants from ’08 (it was a good year), I felt a little lighter, more energized. It felt so good.
Once I had a good look at all the stuff and things I had acquired, I realized I had been hanging on to so much, and not just in the physical realm. Purging tangible items helped me shed the intangible items as well. I let go of guilt, shame, toxic relationships, “New Year’s Resolutions…”
After five hours of intense purging, I stood there and looked at the hundreds of hangers and piles of spandex, well-worn sweaters and sad-soled shoes, and I felt a sense of lightness and renewal. I cannot tell you how long it’s been since I have felt that way. Bliss.
So, this time, before I write a long list of Super Goals for 2016, I’ve got the urge to purge. “Start by discarding all at once, intensely and completely. Keep only those things that speak to your heart. The space which we live in now should be for the person we are becoming now, not for the person we were in the past.” – Marie Kondo
What are you hanging on to? #UrgeToPurge2016
Make it a systematic practice to let go of what no longer serves you or brings you joy. You’ll have more space to create the life and image you want. If you’re inspired and itching to purge, I’d love to guide you through the process! Let’s chat!