Tuesday, August 6, 2013
Those days are long past for this chick. I stopped wearing earrings when I taught at Head Start. I stopped buying expensive clothes when babies came into our family. I think everything I wore for 10 years had a spit up stain or worse on its shoulder. Couple that with being a stay at home mom with one income and the days of mall shopping were over.
Enter in Minimalism...I have been chucking stuff my whole life, but with a family things get messy. You hate to throw stuff away that belongs to someone else. How long do you wait for someone to pick up their "junk" even when you have asked time and time and time again? Well...fed up mom. I just started chucking stuff that obviously they didn't care about. No complaints yet. Amazing.
We have cleaned out closets, drawers, bathroom supplies...almost everything has had a round of tossing. It is amazing, but believe it or not...the house is still a mess. I removed furniture, simplified the kitchen, organized the cupboards...it all needs another round of decluttering.
I think it was last year I quietly did the 33 items of clothing challenge. No one noticed. Not one person. I wore things for three months from a closet full of only 33 items.
Anyway. Add some extra stress, new demanding church calling, homeschooling, football, piano, flute, and a million other things I have to accomplish each week and I decided spending time peering into my closet to figure out what to wear was a huge waste of time.
So I found some pants and shirts I like. They are comfy. Oprah would have a fit. I am not the stylish "yuppy mom" oh well. I am sure she would deem me worthy of a makeover. I bought 4 black shirts, 4 black pants, added them to the other black items in my wardrobe. I am done. Finished. My new "uniform" has emerged. If I want color, I can add a scarf. I can add accessories, change shoes etc.
Here is my new "uniform" I of course am the one in the black. I will see how long I can hold out with wearing the same thing day in and day out. So far I like it.