Yesterday I wrote how I got fed up with massive amount of clothing and decided to make my wardrobe minimalist as well.
My purge of clothing went surprisingly fast. I would just dump the clothes out of drawers and from the closet onto my bed and start sorting them into three piles:
I ended up keeping about half of my clothing:
• 3 white dress shirts
• 5 polo shirts
• 7 pairs of dress pants/khakis
• 5 pairs of jeans
• 5 pairs of shorts
• about 8 T-shirts
• 2 coats
• 1 suit
Overall, that’s still quite a bit of clothing! I also didn’t include my workout clothes or basics like underwear and socks.
What did I gain from all of this? Probably the best result of this purge was that I had let go of stuff that was holding me down. I had more clothing than I could realistically wear, and I was using a lot of my free time sorting, washing, storing and moving it.
Another benefit: having less clothing makes you think more carefully about what you do wear and buy in the future. I’m trying to follow the one-in, two-out rule, which means for each item of clothing I bring in, two have to go out the door.