It’s always a sort of relief when you’re able to get rid of things. Clutter is a real problem, and nostalgia is a true instigator.
Before and after a move is a great time to rethink what you own, especially as you’re sifting through your things planning on how to pack and then unpack. When I was making my last move, I really dove deep into my closet. My wardrobe includes a lot of custom made things, which I usually reuse and upcycle anyway. I’m constantly reworking clothes. It’s really my shoes that collect, and especially the custom ones I don’t have it in me to throw out. Shoes I tend to hold on to. Which of course is a problem if I’m just collecting and piling shoes on top of each other.
Since all New York apartments are pretty small, I knew I had to suck it up and condense. I had to make a hard to decision of what to keep and what to toss. Deep down you know what you won’t wear anymore for whatever reason. There were four custom shoes I haven’t worn in years, and as much as it pained me, I knew I just needed to make the unfortunate closet space.