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I have been seriously thinking of paring down my closet to ~20 pieces total. The other day I literally took an hour to get dressed then in the end I left the house in the same shirt I've worn for like, the last 2 years straight. Having a closet is overrated, changing your clothes is overrated, variety is overrated.
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Buy less, buy only your grails.  If you haven't worn it in a year, sell it or donate it.  

 

Don't buy during sales season.  If you didn't want it at retail, don't get it on sale. 

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 If you haven't worn it in a year, sell it or donate it.  

I've been thinking about this while deciding to sell stuff, so thanks for saying it.

I had a thought this morning: I was thinking about this pair of socks that's wearing out, and how I'll need to replace them soon, and then I remembered that when that day like that has come in the past, I've found that I can just do without that item, that I can just live with one less thing instead. I figured that thought belonged here.
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I've been thinking about this while deciding to sell stuff, so thanks for saying it.

I had a thought this morning: I was thinking about this pair of socks that's wearing out, and how I'll need to replace them soon, and then I remembered that when that day like that has come in the past, I've found that I can just do without that item, that I can just live with one less thing instead. I figured that thought belonged here.

 

Yes!  I went through this thing where I started to track all my clothes spending on a spreadsheet.  Everything.  I was shocked at how quickly small things added up.  A few things here.  A few things there.  Something on sale (omg 50% off!!).  Damn, if you add it all together it's a lot a lot.  Then I asked myself, would I trade all these small miscellaneous items and stuff I got on sale for that really expensive item that I thought was way too much?  The answer was a resounding "YES".  

 

The result is that the closet is pared down.  A lot.  Everything gets worn.  Worn and washed and worn and washed.  Lived in.  Everything gets used and if it's not..it's out.  If it's out, why did I buy it?  Learn from it.  I like it better than a huge closet that I'm constantly adding to feel that need to feed.  

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