Monday, October 15, 2012
One Month of Less: Day 15: Weed Out Shoes
It had to happen. And I tackled it before the inevitable "weed out closet" which looms on the horizon.
Fortunately, I started on this project before we moved out of our Omaha house since I didn't want to pack up all my shoes and move them. At the time it seemed like a big deal, but now that 2 months have passed, I honestly don't miss the shoes I got rid of. Except a pair of boots, which I am probably going to replace before winter. Lake effect snow, people.
I feel some validation from this not-missing of the shoes I got rid of. I also feel the need to clarify that I will never be one of those people who can go through life with like 3 pairs of shoes. After all, I am a girl who lives in a place with four seasons, and I need shoes for work, exercise, church, and camping.
That being said, I was able to eliminate 8 pairs of shoes including some doubles, some worn-outs, and some neverwear'ems. I'm left with:
1 pair of black danskos (work shoes)
1 pair of running shoes
Heels: Black, nude
Flats: Black, pink, tan
Black flip flops
Sandals: teal, brown, gold
Yellow rain boots
That adds up to 15 pairs. I could probably donate the teal sandals which I hardly wear, but we'll see how I feel come spring. Some might consider 15 pairs too many to count as "simplicity," but I do wear them all. I consider this an enormous success even to be able to list the shoes I own without looking under the bed!
For the month of October I'm doing one thing a day that is a step towards a simpler way of living -- less cluttered, less wasteful, less distracted. My goal through this month of less is that by taking a new step every day, I will be able to live in a way that is more organized, more stewardly, more purposeful. Read more about it here, and let me know if you're joining in!