Good Reads: The No Brainer Wardrobe — Part 3

posted by Sharon June 28, 2012 0 comments

This is Part 3 in a 3-part review of The No Brainer Wardrobe by Hayley Morgan. Part 1 covers how to identify the core of your wardrobe, and Part 2 helps with purging those clothes that are more of a hindrance than a help. Now we’re ready to tackle the shoes!

My shoes tend to spill out of my closet. They refuse to be contained. This is a chronic condition, so I was excited to do some purging and organizing. Can you relate?

Following the No Brainer Wardrobe approach, I swept all my shoes in a pile. Here’s part of the pile.

I found some pairs hidden in the dark corners that I hadn’t seen in a long time. Well, hello, silver sandals!

The pile contained everything from shoes still new in the box to some very worn old soles.

Sorting out shoes is more emotional for me than going through clothes. These dainty sandals aren’t comfortable, but I wore them to walk the aisle at my wedding. How could I part with these?

These hurt my feet, but they are Guess brand and so appealing. How could I put these in the discard pile?

After much deliberation, I was able to weed out what I wouldn’t wear because they induce pain, and what I really didn’t need. How many pairs of silver sandals could I wear in one summer?

The result? Shoes neatly contained inside the closet doors (at least for now). The best part is that, with the unwearable pairs gone, I can choose what to put on faster, with less fuss.

All the thinking about shoes brought to my mind so many stories of people who have no shoes to wear. Some of my give-away shoes were new, so donation options were open. Here are a couple of suggestions, if you want to give away shoes you bought and didn’t wear. Of course, you can always buy and donate, too.

Shoes for Kids: Started by a young lady whose parents travel with Compassion; she saw firsthand in Kenya children who didn’t have shoes. She came home and did something about it. Check out how her dream to give away shoes has come true.

Soles 4 Souls: Collects shoes for those in need; my church sponsored a drive for this organization.

If you’re looking for new shoes, check out the growing number of styles offered by Toms. With every pair you purchase, Toms will give a new pair of shoes to a child in need.

I hope you’ve had fun looking at your wardrobe in a new way!






To order Hayley’s book, just click the cover image. Note: This book has been such a help to me, so I signed up to be an affiliate. First time I’m trying this because I believe Hayley’s suggestions will help you, too!

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