I Give You Permission To Get Rid Of…

by Andi Willis | http://goodlifeorganizing.net/i-give-you-permission-to-get-rid-of/

Today I give you permission to let go of:

  • Your retainer from 7th grade.
  • The 5 year backlog of magazines that you keeping meaning to read but never get around to.
  • Your son’s Kindergarten school newsletter from January, 2010.
  • Your ex-girlfriend’s brush in your medicine cabinet.
  • The little black dress that has never fit right.
  • Your super cute, expensive red heels that kill your feet.
  • The random screws and other hardware in your junk drawer that you have no idea what they go to.
  • Those ratty pairs of underwear.  
  • The figurine collection that you stopped caring about 10 years ago but people keep giving to you.
  • Your guilt over not being able to help with the PTA events.
  • Toxic relationships whether they be with people or with things.
  • Books you’ve had for years but have never read.
  • Old computer hardware and software. It’s time to move on.
  • That expensive perfume that makes you sneeze.
  • Christmas cards from Christmases past.
  • The half burnt dusty candles on the bookcase.
  • The box of power cords that don’t belong to anything.
  • The duplicates of photos you had developed in the 80s and 90s.
  • The keepsakes from the man who broke your heart.
  • Your family’s once-favorite board game that is now missing pieces.
  • The old, disgusting cookie sheet that is impossible to get clean.
  • Craft supplies for crafts you no longer enjoy.
  • Anything that makes you feel bad about yourself .
  • Anything “fancy” like your wedding china that you never, ever use (or better yet use it and enjoy it!).
  • The expensive designer jacket you just had to have but that still has the tags on it years later.
  • Stuffed animals that are just super cute dust collectors.
  • The dust covers to your hard back books.
  • The one piece of a furniture set that you don’t use.
  • The trowel whose plastic handle was chewed by the dog.
  • Fabric that you now longer like.
  • Your sense of perfectionism. Good is good enough.
  • The hideous bridesmaid dress from your cousin’s wedding.
  • Knick-knacks that no longer mean anything to you.
  • The gifts from your mother-in-law who has never understood your sense of style.