As I continue the challenge of clearing out my house junk and emotional baggage, I’ve noticed some continuous big patterns in my spending habits:
- Everything I threw away or donated was of bad quality, ill-fitting and had a short life span, resulting in frequent replacement and costing more than 1 good quality item.
- Everything I’m selling are clothes that are trendy and fashion-conscious and while the majority are good quality, they quickly look outdated when new trends come in.
- My make-up is mainly cheap quality brands, and I tend to buy high quantities of low quality make-up that doesn’t last, doesn’t match my tones or are impulse purchases and never get used.
Once I’ve finished this Minimalist Challenge, my goal is slowly build up a wardrobe that only has 1) designer pieces due to the quality/craftsmanship and 2) high quality basics. Buying designer can become expensive however sourcing it second hand or in op-shops cuts the cost down to a fraction and is more attainable for me without sacrificing on quality. I’m extending these ‘rules’ to include home and bathroom.
- 2x towels which had stains on them
- 2x old sports bras that fit badly
- 2x boxes of old biscuits and cake slices that had been living in the fridge for too long….
- 2x sports leggings which are too small and uncomfortable to wear
- 1x trestle table
- 1x leather belt I hadn’t worn in 2 years
Tonight’s work: 10 items
Minimalism Challenge Summary:
- Total items thrown/donated/sold: 91
- Days covered: 13 (only 2 days to go!!)
xx Miss Piggy