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2018 Spring Cleaning

  • 02/28/2018
  • 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
  • CLUBhouse 650 Gilman Street Palo Alto, CA


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In a book titled "Stuffocation", James Wallman argues that the clutter in our homes is correlated to stress. In a book titled "The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up," Marie Kondo argues that every item in your home should bring you joy. She advises, "Keep only the things that speak to your heart. Then take the plunge and discard all the rest...When you put your house in order, you put your affairs and your past in order, too. As a result, you can see quite clearly what you need in life and what you don't."

When you look at your closet, do you feel joy, or is there a sense of clutter and stress? Is there a skirt in there that you bought, wore once, it didn't quite look right and now you wear anything but that skirt? Are there sweaters there that you received as gifts from loved ones, and you can't part with them out of sense of duty? When you pick up an item, do you feel joy, or are there negative feelings such as buyer's remorse, association with a negative experience, or guilt for having the item and never wearing it?

Join your fellow Club women in a 2018 Spring Cleaning. Take the month of February to go across cupboards, closets, drawers and identify things that clutter your house and mind. Aggregate them, take a picture and send it to Before/after closet pictures are welcome too.

Afterwards, please join us on February 28th from 6:30-9pm to celebrate each other's accomplishments over wine, appetizers and a slide show of closet triumphs. Additionally, we will be collecting all items to donate to two charities:
  • Professional clothing will be donated to WANDA, which empowers low-income single mothers with knowledge, skills and financial assets to develop and achieve economic self-sufficiency.
  • All other items will be dropped off at Goodwill

If you would prefer to donate to another cause, that is perfectly great too.

Here's to a cleaner house, life and mind!

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