Finally managed to take those bags to the charity shop.
I also dropped a suit off at the dry cleaners. I don't know why, but I've been avoiding doing this for ages. I feel like with less stuff to manage errands don't seem as daunting anymore. (It's probably because my car boot is now finally empty. For most of this year, it has had bags in it in the hope I will pass a charity shop when it's open).
I also reduced the number of folders in my email accounts. I practise inbox zero, but had way too many folders, some of them defunct. Now, it's not only easier to decide where to file something, it's quicker, because all folders fit on one screen of my Outlook app, so I can quickly file without scrolling.
And lastly, on Sunday I needed an outfit that was smart, but not businessy. I didn't want to wear a dress. And this left me with virtually nothing. I realised I now have ZERO trousers that aren't jeans, and only one skirt that isn't part of a suit. And I was kind of annoyed. And then I realised, well, I do have one skirt, so that's everything that I need. I put it on, made an outfit I have never worn before from other stuff, and actually felt great in it. I realised that had I worn the trousers I was cursing myself for donating, I would have felt uncomfortable all day, as I just did not like them. So, my lesson for the weekend was: enough, really is enough.
I never understood people saying, "It's easier to get dressed with fewer option!", but I think I'm starting to get it. I only had one thing I could wear, so the decision was made for me. It was so obvious there was no, "hmmm, this or that?". I just wore the only suitable thing, and because I'd been ruthless, it was something I liked. A shallow and ridiculous revelation, but it did blow my mind, just a tiny bit.