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February 14, 2010

The Great Wardrobe Experiment

Filed under: reduce, Uncategorized — Tags: , — spottedblacksheep @ 1:03 pm

The amount of clothes I own drives me to despair. So I decided it was time to take action to drastically reduce the amount of clothing I own.

Wardrobes, drawers, boxes and bags are crammed full of lovely things.  Too many lovely things, some which haven’t been worn for years.  In general my wardrobe isn’t that old, most of the items are less than 5 years old with the few older items having been with me for a while so I’m overly attached to them.

Not any more!

The idea was, to see if we could reduce the wardrobe to a manageable size and to see if we actually miss the stuff we clear out.  And we will revisit it in 3 months to see which of the remaining items we have actually worn. 

So, here are a few pictures of the progress:

Before the cull I had:

  • 14 long sleeved tshirts
  • 13 tshirts
  • 8 jumpers
  • 14 vest tops
  • 7 cap sleeved tops
  • 3 pairs jogging trousers
  • 5 pairs outdoor trousers
  • 10 pairs work trousers
  • 5 pairs “other” trousers
  • 10 pairs jeans
  • 3 pairs shorts
  • 10 cardigans
  • 26 blouses (!!!)
  • 10 smart smock/vest tops
  • 2 trousers suits
  • 3 suit jackets
  • 4 sip hoodies
  • 5 full length skirts
  • 6 knee lenght skits

What remains is approximately half of this! many of the clothes still had tags on, some had been too small for many years.

Things I didn’t include (this time!) were shoes, Girlguiding uniform and camp wear, formal dresses (cos I only have two) and coats.  Hubby did his as well and has also reduced by about half.

There are now 7 large for charity, 3 medium sized for ebay and alot more space in the wardrobe!

The next stage of the experiment will be to review what we have in 3 months, then start to look at what the clothes are actually made of with a view to only owning things made from natural fibres! Bring on the challenge!


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