A few days ago, I put on a long-sleeved shirt and brown leather vest that had been sitting at the bottom of a dresser drawer for several years. Although I seemed to have lost interest in wearing them, I was not sure why. They had been a gift from my husband; and as far as I could tell, nothing was wrong with them.
But as soon as I had them on, they felt all wrong immediately. Although I still wear the same size and these clothes were not actually too tight, they seemed constricting in an emotional way. I felt like I was wearing armor, which reminded me of stress from old attitudes about having to tough things out (as described here). So, because they give me no joy, they are now in a bag for the thrift store, along with my blessing that they will help someone going through tough times.
About Clutter Comedy: Every Sunday (which I envision as a day of rest after a productive week of de-cluttering) I post a Clutter Comedy article describing my most memorable clutter discovery of the week. Other bloggers who wish to join in are welcome—just post a link in the comments! There’s no need to publish any “before” photos of your clutter, if they are too embarrassing. The idea is simply to get motivated to clean it up, while having a bit of fun too!