Tag: Organisation

Invest to save

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…

5 tips for de-cluttering your wardrobe

There’s definitely an autumnal chill lurking underneath this lovely September weather. So, yay – autumn capsule time! This week, I’ve been refreshing my wardrobe in readiness for autumn. I took my usual steps of reviewing my summer capsule, letting go anything which wasn’t working for me and selecting clothes for my autumn capsule. This process…

Shoe shakedown

For some time, no matter how often I de-cluttered my wardrobe, inexplicably, the shoe section remained intact. No rubbish bin cast a shadow over its existence; its ongoing survival was undisputed; it always lived to fight another day. It wasn’t that I didn’t know it needed de-cluttering. But I’m one of those awkward people who…

Travel toiletries

In order to simplify one aspect of my life recently, I decided to duplicate some items. I know! That was a hard sentence for an aspiring minimalist to write! In my travel case, I have decided to keep a permanent stock of toiletries and make-up, in mini versions. I have already downsized these considerably and…

Organization and clutter

I’ve always had a bit of a thing for organizing. It brings out my (never very well-hidden) inner control freak. I used to take a lot of pleasure at looking at my carefully arranged clutter, my well-housed junk and my orderly rubbish. At no point did I ever pause to think if I should even…

Capsule wardrobe and the hanger rule

A couple of weeks ago, I wrote about a wardrobe guideline that I found very useful when curating my clothes – one in, one out. When you’re doing a capsule, it’s so helpful to have recommendations that can be added into your own framework. There was another recommendation that initially I was very excited about.…

Capsule wardrobe – one in, one out!

There are a few stalwart guidelines around, that can help with intentional purchasing and maintaining a capsule wardrobe. An oldie, but a goodie, is the ‘one in, one out’ rule. So, if you buy something new, then you remove something you already own. Straightforward, no-frills, no room for negotiation and easy to follow. It find…

Capsule collection of cookery books

Some time ago, I wrote about downsizing my collection of books. For some reason, I overlooked my cookery books when I was doing this. It may have been because they are stored in the kitchen and were out of sight and therefore out of mind. Or it may have been because they are such a…

Capsule shopping deadlines

I hesitate to throw a word like ‘spring’ around with reckless abandon but while the days remain cold, the sun is making more of an appearance. We’ve a while to go yet, weather and warmth wise, but we’re days away from the beginning of March. Hello spring capsule – I feel you beckoning! It will…

New wardrobe, new perspective!

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…