Time is up. I’m declaring a war on wardrobe waste.
I’ve become conscious of overwhelm with my inbox. New LinkedIn connections making an assumption that it’s okay to add me to their list without asking first.
It’s in my home mail box, constant ads on google suggesting that I buy this or that. I find overwhelm in the supermarket with an increase in processed products for purchase. Mini finger puppets that will end up in land fill. Wow! It’s heavy.
I’m just home from a 2 week break in Thailand, honeymoon before we get married next month! Nothing like putting the cart before the horse eh? After a summer storm we noticed so much plastic and rubbish washed up on the beach.
I did my usual trick of packing with carry on luggage. I love the simplicity of it and it reduces the overwhelm in my head so I can enjoy the holiday.
It got me to thinking about the waste in wardrobes I have seen in the past few decades. Consumerism is crazy and we are seriously buying junk we don’t need or love.
I came home and threw open my wardrobe doors to see if I might be harbouring some junk in there. I did find a couple of knits I no longer wear. I don’t love them. They will be at Vinnies in a flash. You see, the thing is, someone else WILL love those knits. I don’t anymore.
I have a client who is retired and has four dated double breasted suits in his wardrobe. They no longer serve his life. They are also dated. They take up valuable wardrobe space as they are not earning their rent. What’s really sad is that they might bring someone some joy for an 80’s party.
Here’s the drill. It’s waste if:
- it no longer fits your body or your lifestyle
- you have never worn it and you know you won’t
- it’s an orphan and goes with NOTHING in your wardrobe
I’m on a mission. I’m not done with this!