No book review this Wednesday … I’m thinking for my next review I need to find a book that the majority likes and I agree with, so I can write a positive, agreeable review for a change. Then again, why go with the flow — only dead fish do that.
Instead I’m going to go with a safe, agreeable subject today … politics. Just kidding. Well kinda. I do wonder if The Donald has any chance of being president ….
Back on track (crazy ADD) to what’s on my mind today. Living with less. I’ve never been a huge I-need-more-stuff person, but clutter still accumulated. Over the past few years, I realized how much less I need to live with (almost dying will do that to a person) and I’ve become more intentional about what I buy. I try not to buy things impulsively. It’s amazing how thinking over a purchase for a few days often takes away the ‘need’ to have it.
Around my birthday last October, I decided I would not buy any clothes this year … expect maybe some for running and biking. Since I’m doing more of both of those … I knew I might need a few additional pieces. But I limited it to must-haves, not just because I found a great piece that I want.
Six months into this commitment … I’ve never had to go without clothes, imagine that. My closet is too big and too full for that to happen.
Yes, I’ve worn the same clothes more often.
And I’ve put together some cool ‘new’ outfits from the clothes I had … that I now love.
No, I do not miss clothes shopping.
And I do NOT miss spending money on clothes.
I’ve only told one friend about this … because I wasn’t sure if I could stick to it. Now that I’ve hit the halfway mark and it’s been easy I felt brave enough to write this. (though as soon as I post this, I will probably be hit with a nasty-need-to-buy-clothes bug) It’s been a freeing experience, which was a surprise. I am loving the uncluttered space in my mind … shopping for clothes isn’t an option, I know that I will find something in my closet to wear. I’ve given away some clothes that I realized I never wore anyhow, and I’m liking the extra space in my closet.
Have you ever gone for a certain time without buying clothes? Did you find it restricting or freeing? And if you and I see each other regularly … have you noticed that I wear the same things over and over again?