Tackle Your Clutter Month

Oh my goodness…April brings us Tackle Your Clutter! I wonder if we can do that? Were they aiming that at me by chance? Who among us doesn’t have a bit of clutter here and there? It seems linked in with the spring cleaning part of this time of year, doesn’t it? I know, I have a couple closets that seriously need my attention in fact. What to keep, what to part with…I just don’t know! Do I really have to make these decisions?

Well, it is Tackle Your Clutter Month so I guess I will try to give it a whirl! Anybody with me on this one? I, not too long ago did tackle my one closet and got rid of some shoes, that was just a bit traumatic…But it needed done. Off to Goodwill they went and somebody else can enjoy some of those way too impossibly high heels! I have so many clothes, accessories, and they all need sorted out. You know things I haven’t worn for years, the closet organizer people say if we haven’t worn it for a year toss it in the to go pile. Well, easy for them to say! Who can honestly and really do that, come on girls reading this what do you all have to say! Who does go by this rule? If you do, please tell me just how you do it…I’m sorry it really is quite difficult.

I have this black beaded dress, just gorgeous and I haven’t worn it for 10 or so years. But I love it, I can put it on and just hang out at my house just to say I wore it again…I just can’t give it up! Oh my goodness, sounds like I may need an intervention of some kind! Autumn really doesn’t like this dress by the way, she would pay for somebody to make me give it up once and for all. I have other clothes, perhaps too many that I just hold onto because “I might need it someday”! Oops, it doesn’t sound like I am going to be tackling any clutter does it?

I have bought the dear Twinnie clothes and they are just not her style…So usually back to me they go! She has always said, I am a wee bit primpy and she is leather and lace…Well, the truth comes out. Some of our clothing choices are just not at all alike. Then, on the other hand some are and here I am writing on and on about clothes.OK, so enough about the clothes because clearly that type of clutter isn’t being tackled. I am being so bad writing a post about tackling clutter and confessing I can’t do it! Well, I have other amounts of clutter here and there and maybe I can do better elsewhere. I promise to give it a try, I really will.

How about all of you kind readers, ready to tackle your clutter this month of April? If so, please do share, it’s clearly obvious I could use some help! 😉 🙂


Shoes in my Closet…~By Gabrielle Angel

What is staying and what is going? It’s my annual “get real” in shoes I will wear, shoes I will never wear again. Even my closet was looking unhappy. It’s sad, it’s a tough job…But it needs to be done.

What really got to me was, the 5 inch stiletto heels…They are going. Lovely, and ever so sexy…But I will never wear them again. In trying these rocking shoes on, then trying to walk…Not happening. They were killing me, seriously and I secretly applauded myself. It was a hard and brave decision, but like I said I was getting real. Somewhere, someone will love these shoes and be able to wear them…As well as be able to walk in them!

I braced myself as I moved on throughout my closet and prayed to be honest with myself. Oh no, the pointy toe black heeled, lace up boot. They would have to go, too…These boots were from the last decade. What was I still doing with these boots? Well, pointy toes are just so not real comfortable and slightly dated perhaps? On I must go, the cute little espadrille sandals…Still stylish but that ever so very high wedge, so not going to wear these again. Are you noticing a theme here yet? Anything too high, uncomfortable and all that I just know I won’t be wearing again. Oh, the next shoes…I loved them, but they had to find a new home, too.

Another pair of very high and strappy sandals…I hadn’t worn them for years. But, really a pair of awesome shoes and the color was called bronze. I had gotten them to go with a certain dress but so highly impractical and again honestly…Very uncomfortable. This was getting sadder as I went along, a few more pairs went in the discard stack. All too high, just not able to hold on to them…Not when they looked cute, sure but to walk in?

No, it just wasn’t working and again consoling myself that someone would love these shoes and also wear them. The shoes were being passed along to a local Goodwill shop. I really had about a dozen shoes that were on there way and I wasn’t happy…So many shoes leaving me.

The next pair, the ivory colored shoes I wore for my wedding. I put them on, walked around a bit and they were so beautiful and my wedding shoes. They had to go back in the box and I was keeping them! Very sentimental value and I would save them for my memories if nothing else. I could almost see Dave smiling…He loved me in those shoes. It was such a special day, our wedding. I had to smile when I thought of Dave being so strict about not seeing my dress or even see those shoes. He was a bit more by the book and staying with tradition about the “wedding rules”. Sorry, I just wandered back in time. Such a good and happy memory though, I just pray a happy day and memory like that for everyone.

As I plowed through more boxes of shoes and boots I did find a total of 18 pairs of shoes going on their way. I did “get real” and that still left me with more shoes and boots I care to share.

We’ll just say, I simply do love shoes and boots…So does Autumn. That gives me a good idea, I will help Autumn go through her shoes and boots next! Yeah, right…That twinnie Will Not part with one pair of shoes or boots. She is by far so much worse about this than I am, trust me. We fondly call her the “Shoe and Boot Queen” and she will continue holding that title! 😉