A key piece of this transformative process lies in asking some feeling types of questions. Pick up that Members Only jacket and ask yourself how it makes you feel. Does it still bring joy? If not, get rid of it, taking care to thank it for the service it has provided. Such thinking enables you finally to part ways with those long unused possessions that are only taking up space. For most of us, that represents a good 45 large sized trash bags full of, well, junk. She continues her anthropomorphizing recommendations in advising how items should be stored for use. Ask yourself whether your items are happy with their current circumstances. Do those socks really like being tied up, wadded, or otherwise constricted. Of course not! They like being free, neatly snuggled against their mates. This not only is a more commodious arrangement for them, it reduces their bulk and opens up some badly needed space.
This no doubt explains a lot of behavior on the part of my clothes. Now I know why my shoes, free spirits all, like to be strewn across the floor. My socks, unfortunately, are not so lucky. Yoked together, they rest unhappily in their assigned space. Many escape, leaving behind not so much as a note. I feel for their mates, which I refuse to relinquish but often tether to others who have been similarly abandoned. True, I do find a few of the lost socks stuck to a shirt or hiding in the wrong drawer. Like El Chapo after a celebrity interview, they are ultimately recaptured. Many, however, never return. Now, at least, I know why.