There is no doubt in my mind that I have a tiny problem with shopping. I love everything about it. When I have a bad day, I buy a new shirt, and I feel better. When I get a new place, I buy new furniture or decor. And don’t get me started on makeup and jewelry!! It doesn’t matter what is going on, I shop and I shop. It is sickening to think about how much money I’ve spent on shopping. I don’t remember a time where I didn’t have clothing spilling out of my closet! Well enough is enough. Everywhere I look is clutter and it’s driving me insane! I don’t need all this stuff!
Thank God I stumbled across a blog called Unfancy. Caroline has inspired me to live a more minimalist life by starting with a capsule wardrobe which is downsizing my wardrobe. Check out her approach here. Her capsule wardrobes are absolutely amazing! The thought of getting my closet down to 37 pieces for each season terrifies me but also excites me. I am so ready for this challenge! Caroline suggested this book called: The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up: The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing and it has been an eye-opening read so far. It has only cemented my desire to live more minimally. I would highly recommend it.
I was also inspired by the Lovely Life of Laura blog and her all season capsule idea so I may head down that route as well. It’s 85 pieces vs. 37 but that’s subject to change depending on my overhaul. But it makes sense since the weather in the Midwest is so unpredictable. Details on the all season capsule is here. I’m done feeling suffocated. I want to feel free. I want to feel joy. I want to enjoy a clutter-free closet…well a clutter-free life but I’ll start with my closet. I want to say goodbye to emotional shopping once and for all!
I’ve started the downsizing process and WOW I feel very overwhelmed. I pulled out EVERY PIECE of clothing and I can barely see the floor. I’m absolutely drowning in clothing. This is not an exaggeration. The couch is gone. The floor is gone. I hyperventilate just a little each time I walk into my apartment. But I have to keep reminding myself that this is a process and I’m making steps in the right direction. I am in the midst of putting my capsule together and my goal is to have that finished within the next week. I am so excited to show you the pieces I picked out for my spring capsule! Here is a sneak peek:
It’s time to gain more confidence and get a wardrobe I love and appreciate! Less is sooooooooo much more! If I can do this, then believe me you can definitely do it! And what’s the harm in at least giving it a try? I know I’m ready for some clutter-free living!! Are you?
— “Clutter is not just physical stuff. It’s old ideas, toxic relationships and bad habits. Clutter is anything that does not support your better self.” — Eleanor Brownn