Minimalism- Owning Less Clothes

May 29, 2020 | Money Matters

On our journey to minimalism. One of the things I noticed that we have a lot are – CLOTHES! 

Some still have their price tags on, meaning hindi ko ‘man lang nagamit once. 

Some were bought during mall sale years ago then naisip ko hindi ko pala style yun. For almost 2 years now, we’ve been more intentional on clothing and organizing the closet. 

Here are some of the things we are doing and we did that might help you on your journey: 

1. Invest on quality clothes 

Not because we are frugal it means we will always go for the cheapest one. Also cheap doesn’t mean not in good quality. Invest in good fabric clothes regardless of the brand. Choose clothes that can be used long term. 

It is always good to invest in quality rather than quantity. 

2. Go for the basic 

I am a fan of plain clothes. It can be used on different occasions and can be paired with different outfits. Black, White, Grey are my top colors. Hindi din nakakahiya mag-ulit ng damit. 

My husband is a minimalist sa damit, panay itim lang ang damit nya ๐Ÿ™‚

3. Know your style well 

It is important that you know your style and personality. Not because everyone is wearing something new on the trend, it means we need to have those too. As for me, my style will always be basic and simplified (neutral colors). But I also love polka dots and lace-accent clothes sometimes ๐Ÿ™‚ 

4. Schedule no spending month/s 

It works to set a margin on our spending specially on non-essentials like new clothes. I usually buy clothes on my birthday, mom’s day, Christmas or when I have a product shoot that needs a certain clothing requirement. Ok din bumili ng pre-loved clothes mas mura ๐Ÿ™‚ 

5. Practice proper clothing care 

Aside from the tips above, to make our family’s clothes in condition so we can use it long term without buying new clothes from time to time, I’ve discovered that I need to use a gentle fabric conditioner too. 

We are using Downy Hypoallergenic on our clothes. 

It was originally for my son’s clothes since may allergies sya. 

Pero dahil mild at gentle sa balat at sa damit ang Downy Hypoallergenic. We are using it now for the whole family. 

Even sa blankets namin and linens. It has 0% dyes and no added preservatives kaya safe for the whole family. 

Proper fabric care is important if we want to keep less clothes. 

Here’s a photo of Zee’s clothes (konti lang din kagaya sa amin) ๐Ÿ˜ย 

As of now, I only have almost 30 clothes in the closet. Combination na ng pang-alis at everyday use. 

Natabi ko na for selling, donation and giving yung ibang clothes. Hoping we can still improve in keeping less clothes para less clutter din sa bahay especially that we are living in a small home. 

What about you mommies? Do you also practice minimalism sa clothes? Have you heard yung capsule wardrobe? 

31 Comments

  1. Jorie anne pasaol

    Thank you so much for sharinf this to us sis! This would be a great help for me. God bless!

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    • Elaine Enriquez

      Very imformative! Nakakainspire makabasa ng mga ganitong article..
      Im just starting my minimalist journey..thank u for sharing..

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  2. Christine Sibayan

    Ginagamit ko din to para sa damit ng anak ko. Tumatagal ng maghapon yung scent kahit napapawisan yung anak ko. Mild lang din ang scent tsaka di nakakairitate sa balat. Ngayon itatry ko sya sa mga damit din namin. Kasi iba ang fabcon ko sa damit namin. ๐Ÿ˜Šโค๏ธ

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    • Christine Sibayan

      Kami ng husband ko konti lang naman ang damit namin. Ang maraming damit ay yung mga anak ko. Kaya every 6months nagdedeclutter ako. Tinatanggal ko na yung mga di kasya sa kanila at pinamimigay ko. ๐Ÿ˜Š

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    • Mary Joy Doritan

      Thank you so much mommy for sharing those tips. I highly appreciate and recommend it.

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      • Jho Pay

        I also do this minimalism thing. Trying very much to declutter. Nakakatuwa lng kz ung mga things na d natin malet go nagagawan n ng paraan ngaun like for donation. Thanks for the tips.

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      • Real Mie LB

        How i wish alam ko kong anong bagay sa akin na damit dahil di talaga ako marunong tumingin ng nababagay sa akin,big help po ito for me thank you for sharing.

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    • Ryalyn De Guzman

      I’ll try my best to be minimalist in terms of our clothes. salamat sa mga tips!

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      • Princess Diego

        Sharing is caring talaga. Salamat sa mga tips, may napulot na naman ako.

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    • Mary Jane Pacursa

      Thank you for sharing this. Downy fabcon users kami for years. Since I really love powdery scent, I will use this variant for the whole fam. ๐Ÿ˜Š

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      • Mary Joy Honofre

        Helpful tips! Practicing Minimalist at home too…
        Love the powdery scent of downy fabcon as well.

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    • Jean Albat

      Wow thanks mommy G .. try ko nga to .. mag sort nku para pang donate and pang benta .

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    • Shaira

      Thanks sa tips and infos.

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    • Leny H. Sapasip

      Thanks for sharing mommy laging inspired mommy here โค๏ธ

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    • Melissa Gonzales

      Maganda gmit tulad sa nga maselan ang smell like asthmatic di ako binabahing dto next is sa baby npka mild lng nya di tulad sa ibang fabcon sinisipon si baby kaka bahing, super thumbs up downy..mula bata ako hanggang my anak na ko ngyon solid downy pa dn ako..

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  3. Cindy

    Thank you downy for this comfortable fabcon for baby

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      • Jasmin E Ricarto

        Ang downy lang ang nkikita kong laging nag-improved ang products. Binabatay nila sa mga gagamit. Maramirin pagpipilian, para sa baby o adult man at meron. Salamat downy at meron narin para sa baby lalo na para sa mga sensitive skin kagaya sa mga anak. Siguradong mababango ang mga damit ng anak. Thank you Tipid Mommy โค๏ธ

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  4. Lucelle Guimal Villa

    I havent heard about capsule wardrobe.. Pero yung mga old clothes namin tinatabi ko po .. At dinodonate ko po lalo na sa mga natamaan ng calamity .. The rest inuuwi ng mama ko sa province at pinamimigay sa mga kamaganak niya na walang wala talaga .. Lalo na yung nga damit namin pangalis..

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    • Sarah Lee Afable

      I haven’t heard about that maommy. I am so excited to try Downy Hypoallergenic for my son because it is mild and gentle. And for my family also, ever since Downy na ang gamit namin and this Downy Hypoallergenic is a must try.

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  5. Ej Aragon

    Ang dami kong damit, hindi na magkasya sa wardrobe namin. Natry ko na din yung capsule wardrobe. Marami na rin akong natabi na ibebenta ko, pipicturean na lang hehe. Pandagdag budget lalo na ngayon walang work si hubby.

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  6. Regine

    Thank you for sharing mommy!

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  7. Riselle lorico

    Thank you downy for this comfortable fabcon for my baby boy.
    Thank you so much for sharing this to us sis! This would be a great help for me. God bless us all

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  8. Debbie Ann

    Thank you for sharing!It a big help
    Godbless๐Ÿ˜‡

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    • charie montano

      Pang whole family talaga ang downy hypoallergenic,di lang si baby ang masaya maging tayo na nanay kasi tayo ang nag lalaba ng dsmit ng pamilya natin mas gusto natin na mapasaya sila at ma share ang love sa kanila,parang niyayakap natin sila ng pag mamahal kasi ang downy hypoallergenic mabango malambot at super pasok sa budget kaya si mister ay masaya din๐Ÿ˜‡

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  9. Ayn Danielle Salvador

    Nung di pa ako nakasali sa group nato lahat ng lumang damit at di na kasya ay tinatago ko, yung di rin gaanong nagagamit nakahalo rin sa always naming ginagamit. Pero nung nakita ko na ang Tipid Living Group at nagbasa ako ng mga post ng members lalo na kay Tipid Mommy naisip ko talaga na dapat subukan ko. Ayun ginawa ko nga, kumunti kalat namin sa bahay tapos di na magulo ang lagayan ng damit. Naisip ko marami palang di na kailangan na nasa loob pa ng bahay kaya ang ang gulo everywhere minsan. Thanks Tipid Mommy , and to all members for inspiring me, and for sharing your tipid living life with us. Ang laking tulong po talaga promise!!

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  10. RODELYN GONZALES

    Ako kunti nlng kasya saking dmit ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚ ung iBa tinabi ko na for donation nlng din, ngaun prang mas marami ng dmit ung anak ko kesa sakin… Pero kapg malit nrin s knya pinamimigay ko na pra tipid din s space ng lalagyan ng damit

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  11. Evangeline Joy Aragon

    Ang ganda maging minimalist, di nakakapagod magligpit at magtupi. Ako guilty ang daming damit at mga kaekekan. Pero planning to sell my preloved soon. โค๏ธ Thank you for sharing admin.

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  12. Jerusalem

    Wow …
    Another interesting article from you Mommy ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜
    i really wanted to declutter some of our clothes lalo sa partner ko kasi sobrang dami na, hindi naman naisusuot yung iba ..So nung sinipag ako tinanggal ko talaga yung mga hindi na nagagamit at ibinigay sa garbage collector .. And yes , happy ako kasi mas umaliwalas cabinet namin at iba yung pakiramdam na nakatulong ka sa ibang tao . From clothes naman mas mahilig bumili partner ko ng branded dahil na rin sa kalidad nito and i agree naman ๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ˜Š every 13’th month pay lang naman din sya bumibili kaya di masakit sa bulsa …
    Para naman sa mga anak namin di na ko masyadong bumibili dahil may mga pinsan silang babae at sa amin napupunta mga pinagliitan nila sobrang nakakatipid kami dahil maaayos pa ..
    im already using Downy Antibac for our clothes ng partner ko sa amin lang kasi baka mag trigger skin allergy ni ate at bunso pero after reading this article sobrang saya ko ๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ˜Š ..
    Downy Hypoallergenic na gagamitin ko next time for our clothes ,blankets and towels too ..
    Thank you Mommy

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  13. princess jannete

    i keep organizing my clothes and applying minimalist to my house

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  14. Joan Pasajol

    Thanks for sharing mommy gracie…
    minimalist na din ako pagdating sa damit…dahil stay at home mom ako noq itinatabi ko muna mga ibang damit na di masyado naisisuot at di na din masyado shopping minsan nlng
    Pinagtyagaan ko pa suotin mga damit na luma na pero ok pa nmn ang quality… para tipid na din๐Ÿ˜
    Pandagdag nlng savings at budgetโ˜บ๏ธ๐Ÿ˜Š

    Reply

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