I'm a hoarder. I'm terrified of throwing away old receipts or perfectly good clothes even though they're way to big for me. I have two bins of clothes stashed away in case I ever return to my normal weight. In the past I've tried the one in, one out rule and it really doesn't work for me. I don't know what came over me last week but I just decided I have to stop. I started throwing out old receipts and documents that I know I'll never need, recycled some magazines, and donated 4 vases my ex gave me.
Two summers ago I moved four times over the course of four months. It took such a toll on my body that I would absolutely love to be one of those minimalists who has it paired down to just the necessities. In Manhattan, it's essential to a calm apartment. So my goal for the summer is to pair down and make my next move an easy one.