Sure, that pair of sandals pinched your little toes, but they were perfect for that dress. However, the experience of wearing them once, was enough of a pain that you never wore them again.
Do you have sandals, sneakers, shoes, boots, etc. that don’t fit? You can’t wear them, so they add nothing to your wardrobe – they aren’t a part of your wardrobe even if you’d like them to be.
You don’t wear them – you can’t wear them – so donate them to a family member or friend or to the local thrift store. Otherwise, they clutter your closet.
And, the next time you are buying a pair of shoes, keep in mind that if you find them a little uncomfortable while you’re trying them on that they will be very uncomfortable to wear for an entire day.
Susan Caplan McCarthy
I'm Susan, a writer and teacher developing a second career as a Decluttering Coach.