Hoarding might as well be my full-time job, because I am just so damn good at it. Clothes, boxes, paper shopping bags (you know, the pretty ones), journals, old paperwork, children’s jewellery… I admit it, I have too much stuff that I don’t even use, and in most cases, I don’t even know it exists anymore. That’s why I’ve decided that this year, I will declutter once and for all.
But with decluttering comes the guilt of throwing useful things (though not useful for me) into the garbage. That’s why I’ve teamed up with Soles 4 Souls Canada and volunteered to host a shoe drive – and that’s where you, my dear reader, come into the picture.
I’m sure you came to this blog because you either know me personally, have similar interests as me (fashion, travel, food…), live in the greater Toronto area as I do (the beauty of geo-tagging), or your internet searches somehow brought you here.
And I am also sure that somewhere in the dark corners of your closet, lies at least one pair of shoes that isn’t getting any more loving.
This is a great way to start spring cleaning, tackling the first section of your home to declutter. I recently started reading Marie Kondo’s book, the life-changing magic of tidying up. Though I’m only two chapters in, there’s one valuable lesson I’ve already learned: the clutter has got to go. Best to be done in categories, this is a great opportunity to get started.
Join me in my shoe drive, and together we can put shoes on the naked feet of the world. You are not only benefitting yourself by getting rid of things have no use for, you are making a difference by impacting the lives of those less fortunate.
Can’t decide whether to keep a pair or donate it? Ask yourself the following questions: Do they fit? Have I worn them in the past year? If you answered no to either of those, it’s safe to say you and those shoes are ready to part.
Make sure to follow me on Twitter and Instagram, and contact me either through the comments below or through the contact form if you want to donate your shoes. Stay tuned for more information. Let’s see how many shoes we can get by May 1st!
(All styles and sizes of shoes are accepted, gently-worn is preferred. This drive is in no way sponsored, and is done voluntarily)