Getting my shit together: misconception of decluttering

Hey you guys!

So it’s been months since I updated this minimalism kind of thing project that I applied for myself huh? I’m still not sure if i should call it minimalism, zero waste, green living etc you name it. Let’s just call it “Project Me” since it’s a project that I applied to myself so I could getting better in anything really.

Alright so, remember that I suddenly decided to throw away my stuffs last November (check it here)? Yeaaa. That one. So after couple of months, I found that I have waaaayy too little clothes. I had a hard time every 2 weeks or so. You see, we do our laundry by ourselves but used a someone else’s service to iron them. Hence, sometimes it could take a long time for them to deliver the clothes.

Why did this happen though? I believe this is because of 2 reasons. First, I gained weight so the clothes looked bad on me. Oh well, some of them didn’t fit anymore haha. Thus, I decided to say bye to them. Off to the box you go! I didn’t throw them away or donated them straight away. Why? Because I was afraid I might still need them. If I’m still looking for them, then I still need them. And apparently, I do.

Second, the misconception of having capsule wardrobe. After I decided to have this less stuffs kind of life, I followed many instagram accounts related to this lifestyle. And you guys, just look at those pictures. There are barely clothes in their wardrobe. Like what? 5 shirts, 3 shoes, 1 jacket. You name it. The picture looks pretty, but heck I can’t live with just that amount of clothes. For example, I love to exercise, there’s no way I can only live with 2 shorts. I could exercise at least 3 times per week so I need more sports gear. But guys, the obsession of making my wardrobe looks sooooo insta-worthy was there. Oh me and my unhealthy obsession. It’s not for the gram right? It’s for me. It’s called Project Me not Project Gram. Who cares if it doesn’t look insta-worthy. I’m not blaming the pictures or the accounts, no no. I just learned something about this “Project Me” and what I want and like.

After that, I took couple of my clothes back and keep them in my drawers. The ones that I keep are those that I was looking for when I barely had clothes to wear hahah while I donated the rest. Does it make my drawers untidy again? Of course not. What I learned is not to be afraid to keep some things though it does not look as pretty as picture in Instagram. It’s a picture on Instagram anyway, they could be stored the other stuffs somewhere outside of the pictures no? It’s called minimalism not barely-there lifestyle.