After the disruption inevitably brought about by the replacement of our wardrobes, peace has once again broken out in the Minimal-Lol household!
The new wardrobe and chest of drawers are now in place. Living in the midst of clutter has become a dim and distant memory. Whew!
(The photos below are to just give you an indication of what I’m talking about – just let me say – there’s a reason I’m not on Instagram, folks!!)
I set aside an afternoon to place all the clothes back. This wardrobe has a different configuration, so I needed to think more carefully as to what went where. It’s funny when you see different clothes side by side – you get a different perspective. I got a surge of creativity seeing different tops and skirts/trousers together and got some ideas for different combinations – and I thought I had exhausted all reasonable choices.
I didn’t put all my clothes back, though. I wouldn’t have chosen to do such an all-encompassing closet clear-out, as I thought I had my capsule pretty well sorted. But having to take everything out and then put them back a week later made me see them in a different light. Lovely Lisa over at Simple Life Experiment (check out her blog – it’s brilliant!), commented that this was a ‘great opportunity for reflection’ and she’s absolutely right. Momentum and a freshness of approach had been lacking but this reinvigorated me and the process.
My pride and joy is the chest of drawers. We opted for a wardrobe and chest of drawers, rather than two wardrobes. This decision was strongly influenced by my new-found love of folding clothes (thanks KonMari 😊). I know this is such a nerdy confession, but I love the neatness of folding and the ease of seeing what’s there. Gone are the days of searching through piles of clothes and re-emerging triumphantly with the top I was seeking, but hopelessly creased and unfit to wear!
This style of wardrobe came with shoe racks, a previously unimagined luxury. Again, the neatness and ease of viewing makes getting dressed so simple.
I’m so pleased and thankful for the new wardrobes. The process was a bit stressful from time to time but I know it would have been so much worse a few years ago, when my wardrobe was easily 2 if not 3 times bigger – and I still had nothing to wear!
Have a great week 😊