Alright ladies, it is time to fess up, how many shoes do you actually own?
If you are anything like me, then you probably have a ridiculous amount of shoes, and you probably only wear 2-3 pairs regularly. I had probably 15 pairs of heels before I started the de-cluttering process, and I am 5’11″….so in heels that makes me about 6’2. I don’t wear heels very often for that fact, it can be awkward when you are taller than 85% of the population 🙂
That being said, I had pairs that I haven’t worn since middle school, which was about 10 years ago. Safe to say it was time to let go. I originally had around 30-35 pairs of shoes before my first purge a few months ago. I went back this week and purged again because there were some pairs of shoes that I just knew I was never going to wear again, but was holding onto “just in case”.
That phrase “just in case” drives me crazy, especially when I hear myself say it. That is when I get tough with myself and say to myself “just in case is not a good reason to hold onto ANYTHING, except maybe your first aid kit, let it go!”
1. Winter boots (I live in a colder climate, these babies are unavoidable)
2. Workout shoes
3. Outdoor tennis-shoes for yard work
4. Beige flats
6. Black flats
7. High heel boots
8. White flip-flops
9. Gold flip-flops
10. brown heels
11. Gray heels
12. Black heels
I know that this might seem excessive to some, but I am slowly getting there. I have gotten rid of 60% of my shoes already, and by the end of summer the gold flops and the white tennis shoes will be done for. I am also thinking of donating the brown heels because I don’t really wear them.
Safe to say, I have a LOT more closet space now, and a lot less clutter. 🙂