I LOVE fashion! Every time I watch fashionable advertisements with the children wearing gorgeous styles, I just can’t resist shopping one for my princess. Yet, at the same time, I go insane with the irrational laundry at my house and yearn to have a clothing-clutter free home. I am sure many of you also feel the same.
Here is what I figured out to purge away clothing clutter.
1. Implement a minimalistic wardrobe for those changing sizes
With a minimalistic wardrobe, you only have to eliminate extras when there is a change in seasons or sizes. Having said that take a minimum of two criterions that the clothing items must meet to be in your child’s wardrobe. Say, something that your child can wear on nice occasions and something that your boys/girls would love - like those shirts with superheroes and Barbie’s.
2. Switch to a Capsule Wardrobe
A capsule wardrobe is a collection of a few essential items of clothing that don't go out of fashion, such as skirts, trousers, and coats, which can then be augmented with seasonal pieces. Here we mean to have a set of carefully selected clothes that are easy to mix and match with just some additional seasonal essentials.
3. Consider these
With having to choose from 12-14 items you might get anxious thinking your kid’s capsule wardrobe do not have enough clothes to wear. To create an effective minimalistic wardrobe, you need to be planned about the clothes you buy. While picking up the clothes keep in mind that you have to buy smart, sustainable, comfortable and affordable clothing.
4. Buy less to waste less
I am sure changing sizes seem to happen frequently with your kids and when kids grow fast we need to replace clothes more frequently. Well, if the clothes are in good condition, you can store them for a younger sibling or maybe pass it on to other friends who have a child of that size. If otherwise, it’s better to buy less both from a financial and sustainability perspective.
5. Laundry, every day
When you do laundry once in a week, you’ll need lot many clothes to make it through the week. Better yet, switch to a daily laundry habit. This will give you relax from day-long folding and also prevent your home to be littered with dirty clothes under the bed, behind the sofa, and in the closet.
Do you have any ideas to make a more sustainable wardrobe for your child? If yes, please share your ideas with us.
Good riddance from clutter-clothing!