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28 February 2018

Decluttering and organising - capsule wardrobe, project 333, minimalism, konmari

Hey there conquerors!

Welcome to some Dee-time. First of all I'm sorry that I didn't upload anything last week but life has been kinda busy lately. However I'll try to stick to my uploading schedule in the future.

Now I know that the title might sound a bit overwhelming and just a lot but these are a few things I came across the last weeks and I wanted to share them with you. Basically this article will be about decluttering, organising and just being conscious.

I'm not quite sure how I ended up researching these concepts. I guess it all started with decluttering my closet. I'd probably say that I do this at least twice a year. A few weeks ago I felt like my closet needed a little refresh again. So I started throwing stuff out and organising it a bit different. I got rid of a lot of clothing items, either I donated them or kept them for selling. I felt extremely relieved to declutter stuff that didn't had any purpose for me. I would often stand in front of my closet thinking that I don't have anything to wear when my closet was just full of clothing items. Therefore I started watching other people decluttering their closet until I often stumbled upon the term capsule wardrobe and project 333.

So I started looking more into that topic. A capsule wardrobe is basically a minimalist wardrobe where you always have something to wear. And that sounds so great for me. Always knowing what to wear, feeling great and saving a lot of time. The theory behind it is project 333 which basically says that you should have four capsules because you change your wardrobe every 3 months. This wardrobe consists of 33 pieces including shoes and accessories but excluding sentimental pieces of jewellery (that you never take off), underwear, sleep wear, lounge wear, and workout clothing. I totally think that this is achievable but I'm far away from this point. I honestly probably have around 30 hats which is ridiculous but I think it's such a great accessory.

I never actually counted my clothing items but I think that even after clearing out my closet I'm probably still left with 200 to 250 pieces. If I think about it I kinda feel ashamed. I mean who is ever going to wear this amount of clothing. I like to think long-term so my goal for next year is to achieve having only 33 items per season excluding shoes and accessories. Moreover I want to have more basic pieces which I can easier work with and which are good for layering. I'm already working on that and found a few monochromatic and striped pieces. I also rediscovered a few of my own pieces which I haven't worn in a while. I actually thought I was over cardigans but now I'm creating awesome outfits with them and love it. I also found a few cute earrings that I haven't worn in about 10 years but they look amazing and classy. Try to give things another chance before you throw them out! My bags got a major declutter as well. I guess I have halved my collection so that I now have less than 15 bags. By next year I wanna get down to 10.

I hope you can see that I'm trying to minimise myself and this does not only apply to my wardrobe but for my whole life in general. So I started researching more about minimalism and came across the konmari method. It's based on the book 

'The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up: The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing' by Marie Kondo. It's about freeing yourself from everything that doesn't spark joy. Addmittedly I haven't read the book but I definitely plan on decluttering with the konmari method. I mean what's the point of keeping something that doesn't make you happy?

In order to stop hoarding und just having a more minimalist lifestyle I don't just want to declutter and organise more but also to buy less.

Here are a few things I want to stop buying:
  • shoes
  • bags
  • sports gear
  • jackets
  • underwear
  • socks
  • scarves
  • hats
  • jewellery
  • makeup
  • clothing that doesn't fit properly
  • wallets
Have you come across any of these concepts or do you already have any experiences on that? Please share your thoughts in the comment section down below.

That's it for today conquerors. Lots of love and remember to conquer the world!! 

♥ D

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