Day 14 out of 30 – The Minimalism Game
1 x white pair of Converse, 1 x Orange Jacket, 2 x Flannel jackets, 1 x Brown overcoat, 1 x White cardigan, 1 x skirt, 1 x pair of shorts, 1 x pair of loose-fitting pants, 1 x pair of knee-high black boots, 2 x throw blankets, 1 x Queen bed quilt cover sheet set (never used), 1 x Queen Bed spread sheet set.
Today I went through another minimising raid through my wardrobe. This is the third time in nine months and I’m still shocked that I still find things to throw away.
All of these items coincidently are all SALE items. Buy 1 get 1 free sales, Discounted sales, Closing Down sales, Boxing day sales, VIP Member sales…
Wait! Lightbulb. Breakthrough moment – I have never enjoyed any of these clothes!
They are all possessions I only ever semi-liked or threw in my shopping bag because it was some inane consumerist 2 for 1 deal and of course, I’d be crazy not to buy it! They are basically giving it away! These clothes have lived at the bottom of my drawers, in the back of my cupboards filling space in my wardrobe and only worn the in weeks I was too lazy to do the laundry.
Now I know, I’m a sucker for SALE items. A sucker to overlook a product’s basic quality, functionality and wearability for a good price tag. However, it is satisfying knowing that this is my weakness. Now I know how to stop myself from these purchases in the future – If I wouldn’t pay full price for it, then I shouldn’t pay SALE price for it. A cheap price doesn’t mean I’ll enjoy it or even wear it after all, only I can determine that.
Total Number of Items Discarded to date: 149