I made the decision a few months back to get rid of most of my wardrobe.
I’m down to five “work outfits,” a few casual outfits and some shirts. It’s a take on the capsule wardrobe, which I wanted to take it to its end.
On the outset, this seems like a nonsensical idea to some for two reasons:
1. My clothes will wear out faster.
2. I will have to do laundry more often.
To combat number one, I stuck with my higher quality clothing that doesn’t wear as fast.
As for number two, I’m still doing laundry once a week, but there’s less of it to do. Same goes for the ironing… and I hate ironing… really hate it.
The benefits, on the other hand, have been tremendous. I don’t spend any time thinking about what to wear for the day. There are less decisions for me to make in the morning, which frees me up to move on with my life.
I have a ton more space in my closet and my dresser and at this point, I could probably merge the two together and call it a day.
It’s freeing to have to make less decisions in the day. We often think more decisions are better for us, but they end up being paralyzing. For instance, just go to the grocery store and look at the selection of bread crumbs. The fact there even is a wide array to choose from is baffling.
When you are in charge of your own decisions, you might find freedom in trying to make less of them.
It seems counter-intuitive, but it works.