As we grow our wants and needs change. What suited us in our 20’s and 30’s will not suffice for us in our 50’s or 70’s. We live in an elaborate world, with some of the most beautiful places, the best restaurants, and some of the finest boutiques.
When I grew up everything had to match, my suit, my shoes, my purse and my accessories. Today, this is not the case. So, this will help out the shoe situation. That is my weakness, shoes. I once counted 30 pair of high heels. It wasn’t an obsession; I just had to have the correct shade of color to match my outfit. As I am older now, I realize that no one has a microscope checking the exact shade of red my shoes are. So, today I have half as many high heels; they suffice and I don’t fret over not having as many. The extra space is an added bonus.
As you grow older you realize that you don’t need as much, so you start to downsize. There are a couple of things that help determine if you want or need to downsize. Regardless if you travel or not pack a suitcase, packing a suitcase will help you realize what you truly need. If you have clothes in your closet that you haven’t worn in two years, chances are you won’t wear them in the next two years. Pack for all the weather conditions, rain, snow, cold, and warmer weather. Pack your suitcase for a three week trip. As you are packing, take notice of your favorite clothes that you pack. When you are finished packing take notice of what is left behind. Look closely at what remains and ask yourself, “Will I wear this anytime soon?” Is there somebody that could use this article of clothing? If so, donate it. This goes for your everyday clothes, your suits and dress clothes. You will feel so much better knowing that you gave them to people who could use them.
Downsizing is not just about clothes, it is about everything. As you get older you truly realize what you need and what you don’t. You don’t want to fuss with too much; you just want to have fun without being bogged down. When you are younger, you have that, “I’ve got to have that” stage of life. Don’t get me wrong, you still have that when you get older, but your wants and needs have changed.

Author's Bio: 

My name is Tami Principe, I am the creator of my website, In short, I am a Motivational Speaker, Author, Blogger, Radio Talk Show Host, and a Breast Cancer Survivor. I believe that we can learn important lessons from our struggles. I developed my website to offer hope and encouragement to others. I am the author of 4 books, “Walk In Peace,” “My Soulful Journey,” “The Wishing Well,” and “The Green Rabbit.”

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