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Minimize My Wardrobe – Step 4

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I hauled my clothing donation today to Goodwill in my little red wagon. Alright, I admit, I’m dramatizing Step 4 a bit, the picture of the red wagon is a fake. GASP! I used my car to donate my clothes, but I felt like I deserved to gloat a little bit. Goodwill didn’t give me one of those pretty, “I saved lives today!” stickers that blood donors get. They did, however, hand me a tax slip as we drove away.

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Josh’s 2 Drawers – Minimizing the Male Wardrobe

Josh’s 2 Drawers – Minimizing the Male Wardrobe

 

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I have a dirty secret – I too have a monster in my closet. Well… not a closet, really. 2 drawers, tucked into the monstrous wooden bed that I’ve had since seventh grade. That’s where I’ve kept most of my clothes for the 6 years that Lora and I have lived together. I have a tiny sliver of closet space, but most of it fits into my two drawers. Barely fits, I should say. And that’s the problem.

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Minimize My Wardrobe – Step 3

 

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Step 3: Turn Around the Hanger Game. Hang all clothes in closet for two weeks. After the first week, wash all used clothes and hang back up, but turn around the hangers. Don’t wear these clothes the second week. After week 2 remove all items on forward-facing hangers. Donate and consign.

At first I expected Step 3 to be terribly difficult, but with each day and a turn of the hangers I started to see how easy it could be. However, it wasn’t necessarily the ‘Turn Around the Hanger Game’ that brought me to choose 40 items. To be honest, I abandoned it the second week. Instead my perspective changed during this process – I finally realized that I always knew what needed to go.

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One is Enough

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“The top color for 2013 is Jade! I bet you don’t own anything in that shade, come down this weekend and buy, buy, buy!” announces a store on my Facebook feed.

No thanks. Over the past couple of years I’ve started to realize that these fads and seasonal must-haves are a scheme to encourage me to spend more money and accumulate more junk. And it doesn’t stop with seasonal ploys. We’re constantly bombarded with messages that tell us we need to own everything and it needs to come in every color.

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2012 Accomplishments

Oh look, it’s 2013. Time to trot out the list of resolutions and resolve to make things different this year. This year will be the year – not like last year! Right?! Well… maybe. But in our experience probably not. If you’ve been following this site for the last few months then you know that we are taking a different approach. Continue Reading

An Illustrated Guide to Us

 

Self Portrait As A Fox by Elizabeth Graeber

 

Just take a look at this lovely website. So cool, right? It feels amazing just to have it up. We’ve put so much time and thought into how things should be, but the real credit has to go to our favorite artist, Elizabeth Graeber.Continue Reading