Great article April. I just did this all weekend and I feel so much better. I tossed so many things that I haven't worn in years, stuff that was too big or too worn out, and especially things that do not reflect who I am these days. It was truly liberating and I do not plan on buying anything to replace these items unless I really need it. I gave it all to goodwill. I also did the same with books, magazines, and some decorations in our bedroom.
Like you I feel that giving this stuff away is a way to invite new things into my life. I really enjoyed your article and knowing that somebody else out there shares the same view : )
BTW, my version of the fireman's costume was a micro-mini dress with a superhero girl emblem on the front. I used to wear it with platform lace up boots to go clubbing back in my 20's. I had the whole Lady Kier
look going like you wouldn't believe! I had not worn this dress in so long but I held onto it because it was so cute and it reminded me of my younger days. I finally let it go so some kid out there can enjoy dressing like a superhero.