Operation Simplify! はじめ! I mentioned a while back I’ve started a project to downsize my life and try and live in a little more minimalistically. I’m never going to be able to live as minimal as some people I know, that just wouldn’t be me. But I think there are some areas of my life that would benefit from some cleansing, not just to free up the space around me, but to free my own mind. I find personally the more materialistic I became, the more “heavy” I felt, and I think owning less is just one of the most freeing things you can do for yourself.
The project is going to go slow, and take a while, what with everything going on. So I thought a good and defined place to start would be my closet! First, I needed to go through everything I owned (so I knew exactly what I had), and donate anything I definitely without a doubt knew I wouldn’t want nor use again.
I managed to fill up to bags worth of clothes from this first sweep. I also managed to order all my clothes based on colour, what was hang-able, what needed to be folded and define what were work clothes and what were casual I don’t yet have any photos of the last three results because I want to complete the last step before I take any, which is doing a final sweep of the closet and donating whatever I haven’t actually worn for over a year (minus dressy gowns). Once I’ve done that I will gladly reveal all!
One thing I’ve started doing, and this is more my “OCD” nature than anything else, is changing all my hangers to match! I’m strange and get a lot of satisfaction from seeing a line of my clothes, all with the same hanger. It’s the small things in life
Do you guys feel your own life could benefit from a little more simplifying? If so, how?