Cleared my Shoes

Hello FlyLady!

After reading the original message I finally cleared my shoes. Here’s how it went!

Carpet in your closet?
I’m sure I have that too!
If I remember rightly…..
I think it might be…

It won’t take long to find out.
I’ll open up the door.
Oh, heavens! Help! What happened?
I just can’t see the floor!

But I need to toss these slippers –
They’re fluffy, blue, and icky!
I don’t know where I wore them
But they’re smelly and they’re sticky!

You say ‘flip-flops’, Aussies say ‘thongs’
Whatever…..I’ve got plenty!
I think I need to toss them too!
(I’ve counted more than twenty!)

The silver shoes I wore to the ball
When I was twenty-four…..
My daughter’s older than that now!
What am I keeping them for???

Old tennis shoes, old running shoes,
Those shoes with pointy toes!
I haven’t worn that pair in years!
Or those! Or those! Or those!

My wedding shoes I’m keeping
Wrapped in tissue in a box.
But I don’t need to keep this bag
Of odd and mis-matched socks!

Oh look! I’ve found my soccer boots!
Now the memories are flowing…..
But I know I haven’t worn them
Since my babies started growing!

And I have lots of photos
So I don’t need to keep them.
Into the ‘throw away’ box
I very quickly sweep them.

A solitary gum-boot???
Into the box it goes!
Followed by those cheap pink flats
That always hurt my toes!

Now these are shoes with laces;
They’re comfy, black, and glossy!
But why on earth have I four pairs???
Toss two! (FlyLady’s bossy!)

Now I can see the carpet.
It’s a really pretty green!
At least, I’m sure it will be
When I’ve given it a clean!

FlyBaby P

FlyLady here: We recently issued a shoe challenge to declutter all your shoes.

How many pairs of shoes have you decluttered? How did you do it? Is there something special about your story?

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