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Less Is Less

Less in the closet = less time deciding what to wear.

That’s the idea, anyway.  I’d read about serious closet reduction in one of the many Friends devotional books I’ve been enjoying lately, but it didn’t quite click until I ran across the same concept in Gretchen Rubin’s book “The Happiness Project.”  She describes an afternoon’s concentrated attack on her clothing collection that resulted in a closet with only clothes that she could wear.  (If you’re a guy, this sounds way more obvious than it is.)

Then something quietly slipped into place in my head – just because I can wear the clothes in my closet doesn’t mean I’m morally obligated to.  Having bought them does not require me to wear them, especially if someone else could enjoy them.

And the best part is that I wouldn’t have to figure out what to wear – fewer choices actually sounds really appealing.  Now I just need the Sorting Fairy to come to my house and do all the work!