Hi! I am going towards a much more simple and minimalistic living, so lots need to go. To me a simplistic lifestyle means to live with awareness and mindfulness, a well thought out home. I still want to have beautiful things, but they are to be something I really Love, use, and feel very good with. Lately I have been going through all my clothes, shoes and accessories. I have been donating big amounts so far and it feels amazing!! We don't need to go to extremes at once and get rid of large amounts, we can take it slow and do little at a time, it is a process to go towards a more simplistic mindful living.
My advice for those who wish to bring in more mindfulness in wardrobe and home is to let go of things even tho they may have been important or gifts or is very nice. The only thing that we must ask ourselves and be honest about is; do they serve me and are essential to me, to my needs, and my lifestyle right now? do I use it? do I feel amazing when seeing it? do I absolutely Love it right now or is it a Love for something that is long gone in the past. One more thing to have in mind is to have clothes that are versatile, this way we can make more out of less.
A glimpse of my closet right now, I Love and feel best in white and earthy tones, so this is what I proudly have in my closet mostly. When I need to buy clothes, I try to mostly purchase from thrift stores, this is a good environmental friendly option to buying from ethical manufacturing brands, organic, and fair trade clothing brands, since it is very expensive. Conscious brands or thrifted finds, either way by buying from those we are not supporting the fast fashion giants that has no humane and Gaia friendly manufacturing processes.
I have one pair of blue jeans and one pair of white jeans, this is enough for me since I like to mostly use more casual and soft clothes. In the past I had lots of jeans, when in thruth it wasn't necessary at all, I see now. In the middle I have my white sweatsuit, and at the top I have my shorts and one skirt at the bottom of that little pile. I Love how simple and fresh my wardrobe is now! And I'm dot done yet, this is an ongoing process of course.
This is a little (very little, yes I have had a lot!) bit of clothes that I've sorted out.
One good way to sort out clothes and any stuff is to make 3 piles.
•One for things to donate.
•One for things to sell.
•One for things to throw away.
I recommend tho that if the sell pile hasn't been sold within a week or so, donate it. There is no need to have piles of sorted out stuff laying around in hopes of someday someone will want to buy it. If there's any interest from people to buy your things, it shows pretty quickly.
I am very happy to have started this journey of mindful living in my home and wardrobe too. It feels wonderful to get rid of old stuff and therefore energetically and physically too make room for new, which may not be stuff - abundance and blessings come in many forms. It is crucial to circulate in this way, circulate energy is what keeps us moving forward, otherwise we get stagnated, our home is stagnated and our life may feel stagnated. Stuff and material things are not meant to distract us or keep us happy, they are here to bring support and practicality and a sense of calm and tranquility.
I wish you a wonderful day. ~ Lina Louise