Early spring cleaning thanks to Chuck

Sunset in Mallorca, Spain

I missed the NYC fashion week, well most of it, because around this time for the past 5 years I get this urge to go away for my birthday.  [It was fun, thanks for wondering.]  You should definitely visit Mallorca when you get a chance: Beautiful, serene, tons of windmills, friendly people; and Ibiza, well, we all know what Ibiza is known for.

Partyin' in the streets of Ibiza - Feb 14th Carnival

While I’m traveling, after visiting all the usual touristy spots, I almost always end up going into shopping mode. I first do my scouting to see where all the great spots are and then I pounce!  Well not really pounce… but when you’re in a different country and not understanding the language, the only thing that prevents you from feeling totally out of sync is finding something that you’re, well pretty good at…and for me, one of the things is shopping. [I’m a pretty good marketer too, by the way.]

New clothes, new shoes is such great fun isn’t it?  And then you get back to NYC, in your cozy apartment trying to fit everything into your already over packed room, Oi vey!

For about 5 days I didn’t even bother to unpack because I knew I would have to figure out where to put clothes unworn, I unearthed out of devil knows which container I had it stashed.  I got it figured out eventually after hauling off a huge bag to the laundry.

newly organized crammed shoe stash

I chucked stuff [as in placed in a bag to see if I can sell or giveaway].  It was painful but I did it! The picture to the left was the result!  I may have to repack my shoes each time I pull one out but it works right?

I decided the best way was to see all my shoes out in the open. Maybe I could use one stone to kill two birds–I would be able to see all the shoes I have and not buy more of the same or similar AND if everything is so jammed and packed, I would think twice about bringing another shoe in unless I plan on chucking more shoes.

I didn’t know  when Chuck predicted that spring was around the corner that I would be ahead of the game and would be starting my spring cleaning so early.  Not only have I got the sore limbs to prove it, I’ve got a neat albeit totally crammed shoe stash.

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