When cleaning closets, we take out outdated outfits, pants that nolonger button, jackets that no longer fit and others that we nolonger need to use. Decluttering isn’t for clothes alone; accessories like shoes need to be evaluated now and then.
Here are some simple tips on how to decide what to keep or toss away.
Gather all your shoes in one place. If you divide your shoes between cold and hot weather, you may want to stick with the shoes of the upcoming season.
Look for shoes with wobbly heels, or those which have become misshapen over the years. Often, busted shoes can be brought back to life by a shoemaker, so don’t despair if a favorite pair is a mess. Find a good shoe maker to do the magic.
Try on all your shoes, one pair at a time and see how they fit. Feet can grow and change shape even in adulthood, so don’t just assume the boots you have been wearing for some years will still be fine.
It’s not that you need to keep up with every new trend or care about what’s on the runways if that’s not your scene. It’s just that shoes, perhaps more than any other thing you wear, can make you look dated or weird if you don’t keep an eye on them.
Now that you have got a bunch of presentable, well-fitting shoes, you have to consider how they fit into your current lifestyle. If you have gone from an outdoor job to a corporate office job, or just gotten ten years older, you might be left with an amazing shoe wardrobe for someone else.
Evaluating shoes has to do with thinking about who you are and the image you want to project. The more organized they are, the easier it is to keep them up to date.