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365 Ways to Start Over: Day #18 – Three Easy Steps to Manage Your Clothes and Your Wallet

If squeezing items back into your closet is like wedging an elephant into Yoga pants then you might also find that if you open your checking account the opposite is the case – the cupboard is bare.

Three Easy Steps to Manage Your Clothes and Your Wallet:

1. Get a box of garbage bags and designate three hours where you can go through every item in your closet. Rule of thumb: If you haven’t worn it in the past year, it is still in good shape and you don’t absolutely gotta have it, it goes in a “give away” bag. If it is worn out, put it in a “throw away” bag.

2. Do the same with what’s in your dresser drawers, shoe, purse and accessory bins.

3. Take the “give away” bags to friends or donate to Goodwill, your church or other charity.

How does this save you money? Once you feel the thrill of uncovering all the clothes you truly love and forgot that you had, you will have an entirely new wardrobe to wear in the coming weeks. Once you realize the ease by which you can accessorize your wardrobe you will wear more of what you have. You will NEVER want to clutter your closet again with unnecessary items because you will love not having to iron as much.

Your castaways will become keepsakes for a kindred spirit who is also starting something anew. Your simplified wardrobe will be smarter, better put together and fresh – just like you! Start now!

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Mary Lee Gannon is the president of Gannon Group – an executive coaching and consulting firm that produces higher individual and organizational performance through Executive Leadership Coaching, Fundraising Coaching, Organizational Development, Board Retreats, Visioning, and Planning. Mary Lee’s personal turnaround came as a stay-at-home mother, with four children under seven-years-old, who endured a divorce that took she and the children from the country club life to public assistance from where within a short time she worked up to the level of CEO. Her book “Starting Over – 25 Rules for When You’ve Bottomed Out” is available in bookstores or at Amazon. Get her FREE ebook – “Grow Productivity – A Leader’s Toolbox” on her web site at www.StartingOverNow.com.