We all have them. You know, those items we save for 'what-ifs', and 'when I drop those few extra pounds', or the 'they'll be back in style' items. Even though I've cleaned out a lot and have been training my brain to banish those items, some still slip by.
BUT, given a compelling enough reason, or in this case, a good cause, it makes it a little bit easier for me. In this case, it is the Dress for Success Program. A colleague of mine regularly collects for the Program that she once benefited from and it's great to see her giving back to it.
One of my life goals is to do what I can to give back and create positive change in this world. While I'm not in a place right now to be able to give back in copious amounts in the form of money or even time, it's nice to know that I can do something to create a trickle effect, if you will, of good will and opportunities to others.
A specific cause versus a donation to my local Value Village gave me more inspiration to let go of what I could because I knew where my items were going and I've seen the results it can have. So if any of you out there need a little more push, I suggest searching out a cause that seems worthwhile and meaningful to you to let go of those closet haunters. And if you wardrobe items are directly applicable to your cause, maybe try selling them and donating the proceeds - either way, it might give you a little more cause to clear out.