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!!
It 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 😊