It’s difficult to downsize items you bought with your own money, but it’s even more difficult to toss or donate items that were given to you.
Guilt engulfs you while you stare at the neon green purse your boss gave you for your birthday. You never use it. It’s hideous. But your boss meant well. So, you just tuck it away in your closet out of respect. The same goes for the faux crystal chandelier earrings your mom bought you. She tried. And hey—they were in style in 2004! They collect dust in your jewelry box and shoot feelings of guilt at you every time you reach past them for the earrings you actually wear.