My boutique wardrobe!

In my BM (before minimalism!) existence, I sometimes often gazed in despair at my crammed wardrobe. Clothes were jammed together and used to catch on each other, sliding off the hanger as if they experienced the same level of despair as I did!

The main exercise I got every day was prising the hangers apart in an attempt to see what I had, let alone detach a garment from its clinging companions and actually wear it.

De-cluttering the wardrobe came as such a relief and while it took many iterations to get it to the capsule I have today (and still working on that!), I was very pleased with the outcome.

Then came the day when we replaced our wardrobes. My old wardrobe was very much the worse for wear. I’m sure the scenario outlined above of crowded clothes all piled in together bore no relation to that!!

WardrobeIt seemed a good time for me to replace the motley assortment of broken wire and plastic hangers that I had previously used and I got some wooden hangers instead. They were an indulgence but they are beautiful and will last a lifetime. I used always hanker after these but of course, in my crammed closet, there was no possibility of them fitting in there.

It’s the little things, isn’t it? Now when I open my wardrobe and see clothes nicely hung on wooden hangers, it’s like having my own little boutique. And it’s a virtuous cycle. Seeing my clothes hanging so nicely encourages me to look after them, value them and is a powerful deterrent from going back to my old ways.

I know hangers aren’t the most exciting things. But it’s what they represent that’s important to me. A more streamlined, minimal, intentional wardrobe that I love and appreciate.

What little things mean a lot to you?

Have a great week 😊

  7 comments for “My boutique wardrobe!

  1. May 5, 2019 at 4:18 pm

    Hi Julie, you’re always so generous about sharing your own experiences that I feel I am on this decluttering journey with you – and every week you seem to have done something further – certainly a lot faster than I ever did!! You’re obviously a quicker learner! Handcream is one of life’s pleasures, isn’t it? The scent is lovely but it’s the ritual itself that also appeals, Lxx

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  2. May 5, 2019 at 3:05 pm

    You never fail to inspire me, Lol. The description at the start of your post about batting with your over-stuffed wardrobe is eerily familiar. That said, I’m making great strides in this area and am beginning to experience the sense of space that I crave, and I love your idea of “my own little boutique”. As far as the little things go – handcream! (almost as exciting as coat hangers) I have one handcream that I particularly love and make sure it’s next to the bed so I can put it on last thing at night. It’s a little thing but it’s heaven.

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  3. May 5, 2019 at 3:01 pm

    I took my cabinet doors off in my laundry room and painted the cabinet. I decided to also paint the inside of the cabinets and leave the doors off. I like seeing everything I need right there….organized and pretty. Wool dryer balls in a glass container, clothespins, a mason jar to collect the errant change, my detergents, etc….prettily displayed. Like your wardrobe with wooden hangers, my heart is happy to see my laundry room, despite the chore of doing laundry lol. Hope you are well L.😀

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    • May 5, 2019 at 4:15 pm

      Hi Erin, it’s amazing how innovative we can be without spending huge amounts of money. Mason jars have been such a revelation to me as a display device. And when everything is nicely displayed, even doing the laundry can have its attractions. I hope you’re keeping well, my love – sending loads of positive thoughts, Lxxx

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  4. littleblackdomicile
    May 5, 2019 at 11:47 am

    It is most definitely the small things in life that make a difference! We change pillowcases each day. Feels like a fresh bed without having to store larger, bulky sheet sets.

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    • May 5, 2019 at 4:13 pm

      Hi Laurel, that sounds like a plan. Breathing in the scent of a freshly laundered pillowcase is definitely one of life’s small but important pleasures, Lxx

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