Journey to Minimalism

January 24, 2017

Recently while doing laundry and cleaning my room I learned two things; the first being if I try to put anything else in my closet the rod would break, and the second being I’m a bit of a hoarder.  After sharing how to become a better you in my last post 3 Ways to Succeed at New Year, New Me, I definitely had to get my own life together! With the number of goals, I’ve set for this year having a clutter-free living space is a perfect start to achieving them. In the next few weeks, I’ll be sharing my journey to minimalism and how I’ll transform my living space along with my wardrobe.

Less is More

After the whole laundry incident, it was time to detox my closet and donate. For my first donation, I had about 4 bags and still have quite a few items I’ll be getting rid of. It’s definitely insane to see how much articles of clothing I had/still have!   Here are some organizations that accept donations, however with a little Googling you can definitely find more within your area.

Veterans VA Pickup  *This one is in 13 states

Florida Breast Cancer Foundation

Salvation Army *Nationwide

With all this new found space, I’ll be transitioning to & creating a capsule wardrobe.  This allows you to focus on a number of versatile pieces you love so it helps give you more time, space, and money for things that really matter. Most people use the fashion challenge Project 333 which focuses on utilizing 33 pieces or less for 3 months (learn more about it here) to create a variety of looks.  I’ll be aiming for 37 pieces on my journey, so stay tuned as I complete my closet detox.

 xo Sincerely Shanti


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  • Reply Liège It's Up to Me Blog January 25, 2017 at 9:12 am

    Less is more! Indeed! And tks for sharing the organizations to donate!

  • Reply Lisa | Garlic + Zest January 25, 2017 at 10:08 am

    I go through my closet and drawers at least once a year to see what I haven’t worn – and donate to GoodWill and other organizations — it also makes me mindful when I’m shopping — not to purchase things that are “too trendy” because they’ll be dated in no time!

  • Reply Alexis @FITnancials January 25, 2017 at 8:33 pm

    I think a great idea for people who want to get rid of stuff and make money, is to sell your clothes on Poshmark! I’ve also watched The Minimalists film on Netflix and it inspired me to stop buying clothes and makeup altogether. I’ve saved SO much money, I can’t even believe it. It woke me up and realized how easily I was falling for the sales and I ended up with so much stuff that I did not need.

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