I was slightly taken aback one day when someone said I seemed to spend an awful lot of time on my wardrobe and clothes in general.
I think I probably do – but only at certain times. I feel I invest a lot of time up front to save it later on.
By thinking about and planning my capsule each season, I give myself the space and time to consider what I need, what I’m re-using and what I need to buy. This suits me better than how I used to be – waking up one day to find the temperatures have dropped, there’s a frost outside and all my jumpers are still packed away.
There would then follow a couple of days, when I skulked around the house, shivering in my tee-shirts as the jumpers were washed and dried. All this to the background of Mr. M-L roaring about why the heat was turned on and it wasn’t even winter yet!
But, by investing a few hours up front, I save myself so much time later. Every morning, when time is precious, I need only spend a few seconds deciding what to wear. And that’s it for the rest of the day – that’s the investment of time – because I’ve done all the work up front.
And, to me, the outlay of a few hours just before the new season, is well worth it, as it saves me so much time for the following three months. The time when I notice it most is when I smugly have a little extra time in my warm bed, rather than standing in the cold in front of my wardrobe, wondering why I have nothing to wear.
I couldn’t go back to my old ways of always playing catch-up, dithering about what to wear, trying on multiple outfits every morning, while realising that the one piece I wanted to wear didn’t go with anything else!
So, yes, I do spend a lot of time but it’s all up front, freeing me up for the rest of the time.
Invest to save – works for time as well as money!
Have a great week 😊