QOTW: The courage to part with shoes?

Written on March 3, 2014 at 12:00 pm by Michelle
Filed under: Question of the Week

I think I'll need another box soon...

Part of my mission to do a closet clean out actually includes going through the shoe closet to figure out what shoes aren’t used, what shoes won’t be missed and what shoes I pretty much refuse to part with. It’s hard though. The shoes don’t take up that much space, and having a huge variety is such a great thing to have, especially when I’ve go so many dolls and so many feet to put shoes on! But, at the end of the day, I am trying to simplify – even if just a little. For me, I find it irresistible to pass up a good shoe lot on eBay or to part with the vintage squishy boots that we all know and love when it comes to Blythe. And yet, I still find myself yearning for a more concise shoe collection, or perhaps even to part with the doubles that I have when it comes to the vintage knee-high boots that are adorable on pretty much everyone. I may not have the courage (yet) to part with shoes, but hopefully soon – if only to regain some cash flow to buy some more tiny doll shoes.

Do you have the courage to part with doll shoes?

3 Responses to “QOTW: The courage to part with shoes?”

  1. K. AKA @MaidenCanada

    I cannot part with shoes or boots…they fit into little boxes and doll furniture and are easily stored on little shelves in my doll house. When I do part with some they are the barbie ones that are too high or glittery.

  2. Jane AKA @maidensuit

    I recommend PRETENDING to part with some shoes by quarantining some pairs (like the doubles you mentioned) to see if you can get along for a period of time without using them or wishing you could use them. Then you’ll really be able to tell if you would miss them. I find it hard to get rid of things sometimes but I have literally never missed something I’ve sold or thrown away, even if I feel anxiety or guilt before doing so, or I think, “But this is so USEFUL, I can surely USE it someday.”

  3. Tracy says:

    I only part with doll shoes when they fall off into the grass and my husband runs over them with the lawn mower . . . (true story – but I do still have the matching shoe that didn’t fall off . . .)

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