Winter weather has finally settled in, so many of us are reaching for a coat. When you reach for yours, do you find it squished in an over-packed closet? If so, today’s challenge is for you! Everybody needs coats, and if you live in a climate where the temperature changes, you may need more than one. Still, odds are that you have a couple of pieces that you really don’t wear.
Today’s challenge is to select five garments from this category to give away. Five may seem like a lot – and it is – but if you have more than one person living in your house, you have a good chance of finding them.
As you search today, keep in mind that a variety of items will “fit” in this group:
- Sports coats
- Raincoats and rain jackets
- Ski jackets
- Winter coats
- Dress coats
- Wind breakers
- Barn jackets
- Denim jackets
- Corduroy Jackets
While you are sorting through this area of your home, feel free to toss in any hats, gloves, mittens, or scarves that your family no longer needs.
Some of you may be thinking, “Even though I don’t wear this, I shouldn’t get rid of this coat because I might need it someday.” This is a common concern, but remember that you will be happiest when you live within your space. Holding onto more items than comfortably fit in your closet interferes with your quality of life. Think of it this way:
If you keep a coat you wear only once a year,
you will be happy one day…
but miserable the other 364 days when your closet is over-stuffed.
You want to organize in a way that maximizes the number of days you can enjoy your home.
Coats make a wonderful donation, and almost any charity is happy to have them. A coat drive is also a terrific charitable project for a Girl/Boy Scout troop, church, or school group.
Are you ready to try? Do you think you can find five?