Use it or ditch it
I just signed a 12-month lease renewal so I’ll be living here — or paying the rent, at least, I suppose I could live somewhere else — until July 2012. This has inspired some nesting urges. For example, after a year in this apartment, it’s time to put up some curtains. I also purged and organized my bathroom drawers and medicine cabinet, lining the shelves and drawers with pretty scrapbooking paper.
I’m also going through my clothes and getting rid of everything that I don’t actually wear, even if I like it in theory. I feel like I purge my stuff regularly and yet I continue to have items that just sit around. This tank top, let’s say — it’s a simple black tank top with a lacy bottom edge. I don’t wear it. Why not? I don’t know. I put it in the “Wear it in the next week or get rid of it” pile. After a successful outing to work, it might have earned its keep and will make it into regular rotation. If not, you’re outta here. I’m heartless.