Family & Life, Fashion & Beauty, Interiors
Minimalist Wardrobe = Maximised Life
Posted May 18, 2016 by Bethanie Lunn
I know what you’re thinking, minimalism and motherhood aren’t a natural combination. Life can be hectic at the best of times and your personal space no matter how big or small can be clutter free. It may seem like a mammoth task, but trust me a clean space is a clean mind and with a few small steps you can achieve a cohesive and clutter free life.
Now, i’m not saying lets go for the full minimalist lifestyle because lets face it, with a world full of nappies, tantrums and night feeds, de cluttering your entire home is bottom of the list.
Today i’m starting small and i’m talking wardrobes. Ever opened up your wardrobe to grab a pair of jeans and instead are welcomed with an avalanche of clothes?… Yeah me too.
I had a realisation recently that I am a bit of a hoarder, especially when it comes to clothes. The truth is, I have fallen victim to shopping and hoarding cycle.
Here are some small steps I have been implementing into my life to try and keep that forever growing pile of clothes at bay. Sometimes less really is more.
Start by trying on a piece here and there, if you dont love it, donate to charity or to a friend who will get more wear. You’ll eventually get through the pile thats sitting in your wardrobe.
2. But i wore this a year ago and it looked cute?
If you’re not sure whether you want to keep something, pack it away in draw or storage. Out of sight, out of mind. If you don’t miss it, you don’t need it. Get rid!
3. Don’t love it? Don’t buy it
When you do shop ask yourself if you really love it. If i’m not dreaming about it, it’s not coming with me.
4. 1 in 1 out
If you buy something new, donate something else. This way you’ll really ask yourself if that top you’re thinking of purchasing is worth sacrificing another for.
If you can keep your wardrobe seasonal. Pack away your winter clothes if you can freeing up your wardrobe for the pieces you’ll be wearing.
So there you have it, with these tips you’ll be on the route to a cohesive and clutter free wardrobe.
Pass me the bin bags!