So Basic, a Guide to a Minimalist Closet

 

Minimalism has taken the world by storm. Not only does a minimalist lifestyle eases the burden on overused credit cards, financial uncertainty and environmental concerns it also teaches you that there is more to life than material possessions.Being a minimalist is a state of mind, and not a set of rules.It helps you focus. Decluttering is therapeutic and helps relieve the stress.Open spaces also spark creativity and joy.

 

Less stuff means more money 🙂

 

Lets declutter and reduce our possessions in the holiday season and start the New year on a fresh note.Get rid of anything that doesn’t spark joy and happiness in your life. I will tell you my experience. My closet was crammed with what used to be my favorite clothes, most of which I’d only worn a few times. The room was filled with all the things I’d taken up as hobbies and then gotten tired of.I had a photography backdrop with a huge stand lying in one corner, a yoga ball in the other, an old grill in another corner just rusting away. Once I took a pledge to get more organized my whole place changed. I have lot of space in my room , its bright and clean and so open.

 

“Less is More “

 

How to cleanse a.k.a closet detox ?
Getting rid of things can be a daunting and overwhelming experience. I like to make it just a little bit easier by breaking it down into smaller, more achievable steps.Clean by category Handbags, Purses, Clothes, Shoes, Accessories , Beauty Products, Office & Media, General Household Items, Junk drawers, Kitchen Items, Phone & Apps, Email Inbox, Personal stuff like photos, cards,Hobby supplies, sentimental items.Most important of all clear your mind.

 

tips for minimalist closet

 

 

Tips for a Minimalist Closet.How to develop new habits and get rid of old ones ?Basics of a minimalist’s closet.Cleaning your closet can be quite hard. There is stuff in there that has sentimental value and of course financial value. Have you ever cringed looking at an outfit that you spent hundreds of dollars to purchase but hardly wore? Here is a tip, if there is anything in your closet that you haven’t worn for more than 2 months, its time to say goodbye to it.
If there is anything worn out, washed off or faded or just something you got bored wearing, take it out and donate to someone who needs it.Drop it off at a NGO, or a orphanage, those people will thank you.The mere fact that you can bring happiness to someone in need is a great feeling.If someone asks me to pick 10 items for my closet these would make the cut:

 

Shirt – white, blue, red
Outerwear – a denim and a faux leather, a
Extra – a khaki trench coat
Tank Top – black, white ,grey
Tee — black, white ,grey
Jeans – a dark blue and a light blue
Trousers – a black and a navy blue
Dress – a LBD, a sequinned dress
Shoes – black pumps, canvas sneaker or an espadrille
Accessories- a watch, a pair of earrings and statement necklace
Handbag- a convertible tote with a clutch or a backpack

 

For beauty and cosmetics I would like homemade soap, body scrub, butter and lip balm. Two lipsticks , one in red and one in coral would be great, a lip gloss in baby pink or nude would be perfection. One perfume, red must by bodyshop and for hair, Moroccan coconut oil base organic shampoo & conditioner.

 

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Hope you enjoyed reading, do try out the DIY products and share your experiences in comments. If you wish to connect with me or share any ideas or suggestion feel free to write to me at mailto: theclosetweekly@gmail.com . Before you go, don’t forget to download the free quick guide to help you get started on a minimalist lifestyle.
Much Love
Akansha

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