If you are a self proclaimed pack rat, or you have simply decided you have too much stuff and want less clutter, you need to start somewhere.  If you have a bit of a hard time letting go of possessions, a great place to start is with your sock drawer. Below is a pic of my chaotic sock drawer. 

Below is a pic of what I would like for my sock drawer to look like eventually (but more colourful).

I saw on Pinterest some tips on where to start with decluttering and a great one is to discard of all the socks who are missing partners.  Now I am not sure if this is a global phenomenon or only happens to those who share laundry facilities or if every laundry machine known to mankind contains sock eating Gremlins.  Last night I went into my socks and found these sad lads missing their partners.

The black socks do not match each other, different textures & design. I am most sad about my Korean soap star socks, pretty sure someone found the mate & kept it for the coolness factor!  

While I was fishing out my single socks, I came upon some pairs I wasn’t too fond of, you know the ones you wear with boots and half way through a walk around the block the sock top is uncomfortably wrapped around the middle part of your foot or socks which are too thick. I put together a bag of socks to give away plus my singles socks which I may give away to a thrift shop (crafts maybe?).

I could hold onto my favorite single socks in hopes of finding their mate some day, but I want less stuff. I don’t want to have a box of broken items which need to be fixed or clothing which need repairs.  Either it gets done now or it goes. 

This is a brief blog, but I think if you do want to start down sizing with what you own, a great & painless place to start is getting rid of the socks (such as the sad singles) which serve no purpose to your feet anymore. 

Peace & Love – Rachel 

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Living in beautiful Halifax, Nova Scotia. BA in Political Science, bailed on pursuing law school, some how wound up in the wonderful world of HR. Blogging about everything under the sun from social injustices, minimalism & the corruption of over consumerism, mental health issues, diet, dating, book/restaurant/product reviews (only if I truly like them), and social issues. I hope to encourage and inspire being as authentic as I can be. I hope you enjoy what I have to share and please feel free to drop me a line.

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  1. Oh, I remember having that bag of partnerless socks for years and maybe finding one a decade if we were lucky. I finally tossed it. We actually use those socks as painting rags, but we haven’t painted in years either. Ha! Good place to start. I also need to go for the bra drawer. Not that there are mismatches, just no longer worth keeping. Great post!!

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