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.
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 🙂
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 🙂
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.
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?