While having coffee with a friend- lets call this friend Amber – she told me about a conversation she had had with one of her friends who had an interesting method she was intending to deploy in order to declutter her wardrobe.
As I have mentioned before I live in Australia, Amber’s friend -lets call her Leanne- is about to go on a vacation to the United States where the shopping is great. I haven’t talked to Leanne personally about this situation but I believe her intention is to only pack clothes that she no longer likes or are starting to wear out and when she get to the USA she will wear these clothes and then throw them away and have a wonderful time shopping to replace them.
There is a quadruple benefit to this plan..
- She will have a lovely new selection of clothing by the time she gets home
- She will have disposed of all her old unwanted clothes
- She wont need to buy an extra suitcase to bring her purchases home in because she has freed up the space by getting rid of her old clothes
- She will save precious sightseeing time and cash by only having to spend half the amount of time in the laundromat while she is away because the first round of dirty clothes will be going in the trash.
I would like to mention at this point that Amber was appalled with this plan because she thinks Leanne should be setting a good example of how Australian women present themselves. I however think it is a great idea and even though Leanne may look a little shabby when she gets there she is going to look pretty sharp by the time she comes home.
I will let you know how this plan worked out when Leanne returns from her vacation. I believe she will be reading this post before she leaves so it will give her incentive to live up to my expectations and carry out the plan to the letter. No pressure Leanne.
ITEM 122 OF 365 LESS THINGS
Hair bands are one of those hit and miss purchases that you don’t know how they are going to work out until you have worn them for a while. Those that stay in place and don’t give you a headache stay, the rest, like this one must go.