Is it just me, or do you ever feel suffocated by the mess around you?
I always find that a clear environment provides me with a clear mind.
For me, I find that clearing out my wardrobe and donating to charity every few months not only creates a feeling of space within my environment, but it’s always an amazing feeling to donate to others.
Today I decided that it was the day. (Thanks Beans for the help!)
I find the easiest way to organise my clothes is to be as brutal as possible when it comes to picking the ones for the donation pile. Too often in the past have I decided to keep clothes that “I may wear one day”, but I know deep down I never will.
I often ask myself, “If you were going out to an event or a birthday tonight – would you wear this?” even if the answer “I’m not sure”, that item is going straight into the donation pile.
It can always feel disheartening to say goodbye to much-loved clothes of yours, but you’ll always feel a sense of freedom and space once it’s gone.
Here are all the light coloured clothes that I now own.
Who’d thought we’d ever see the day, right?! A whole wardrobe section with no black!
Ever since donating 95% of all I owned before moving to the UK, I’ve found it tremendously easier to part with material items. I hate to hoard things for the sole purpose of having a “collection”, as I’m someone who likes to buy things for practical uses.
Following on from that – I now own 10 pairs of shoes in total. I have 3 pairs of runners (aka trainers / sneakers), 1 pair of “smarter” runners, 2 pairs of flip flops, 2 pairs of heels, 1 pair of ugg boots and a pair of sliders.
And you know what? I’m so happy with that.
I’m really glad that I’ve started to wear more colour ever since moving to the UK.
Strangely enough, I feel as though I’m becoming more like my Mum, the further away I am from her. I told her about this – and it’s something I’m yet to understand.
My Mum loves wearing white, pastel and light colours. She also loves pairing it with her luxury bags, high end perfumes, etc.
I’ve noticed ever since moving here, I’ve caught myself staring at high end items more and more.
I have never had an interest for “labels”, as I can’t comprehend paying over $1000 for a single bag, when I’m a person who’s all about practicality.
In fact, the purse I use on a daily basis cost me £10. The bag I often use on a daily basis, and also take to events, was $20 on Princess Polly. I love both of these items, and I would never judge a person on what label their clothing was, because it doesn’t mean anything to me.
However, as I grow older, I think one day I’d love to own a high end / luxury bag. I do own a Michael Korrs bag, which cost me around $200, and I only ever use that bag for special occasions. I’m so precious about that bag, so I can’t imagine what I’d be like if I owned one worth over $1000+!
Do you own a luxury bag? If so, which one do you have?
Back to the wardrobe – welcome to the dark side.
Ha ha… But really – half of my entire wardrobe is black – and that’s actually an improvement for me.
I have various sections on the side of my wardrobe which are used to hold my hair tools, PJs, trackies, jeans, trousers & shorts. I’ve decided to move my shorts section to the top cube because, well… Summer lasted about 10 seconds here in England. Let’s be real.
I’m so happy to be wearing long sleeve knits and jeans every day – regardless of the fact that it’s still supposed to be “summer” here – as I’m a winter baby at heart.
I can’t wait for the days where it’s cold enough to sit in front of the fire, wear scarves and jumpers and drink hot chocolates with marshmallows… I really am cliché, aren’t I?
And here we have The Pile.
I’m off to wash all of these clothes and make sure that they’re dry before donating them to charity tomorrow. I think I’ve removed 30% of my wardrobe today, and I can’t even begin to describe to you how refreshing it is to finally have space again in my wardrobe.
Now that my environment is organised and clean again, so is my mind.
Who else feels like this?
Have you done your own clear out recently?