Lately I’ve been feeling like my space at home is shrinking. My space to store shoes, my space to hang my clothes, my space to store even my underwear and socks! It’s just plain and simple ridiculous, and a reminder that I have too damn much!
So, I told myself, “Nikki, you DO NOT need to buy anything else, like ever!” Now, I realize that’s a little extreme, and I’ve made myself a couple of exceptions, but for the most part I’m boycotting buying the following item types:
- No more shoes – only exception is my brother’s wedding – of which I am a bridesmaid
- No more clothes – this includes pants, tops, sweaters, dresses, skirts, shorts, hats, scarves…you name it. The only exception here is the dress I need to purchase for my brother’s wedding
- No more purses – like really? I don’t need another purse
- No more jewelry – again only exception is if it’s for the wedding
The second bullet is really the one that has brought me to think up this challenge for myself. I am going to challenge myself to not buy anything new (outside of wedding-related items), for the next 6 months (beginning on July 1st – because don’t we always want a fresh start to also begin at the beginning of a new month?)
During those 6 months I will be encouraging myself to get creative with what I already freaking have! I’ll be sure to check-in weekly, to keep myself honest, and to post the outfits I was able to pull out of my bulging closets – yes that’s plural, (I have one enclosed closet, and one external closet), and chest of drawers.
At the end of those 6 months I’m hoping to have less money spent and a new appreciation for the wardrobe that already exists. The double whammy is the exciting idea that maybe, just maybe I’ll have also begun clearing out some of the clothes I’ve just been hanging on to (aka hoarding) instead of giving away to people who could use them.
If anyone is interested in joining me, I encourage you to post your updates and photos to my weekly blog posts and Instagram (Find me! Wishbonedreams). I think it’s going to be a lot of fun, and I’ll be using #closetclutterchallenge and #closeteditor in both my blog posts and IG. If you post something on IG definitely hashtag it! I think it will be a fun way to motivate one another to not look at our closets every morning and say, ” I have nothing to wear!”