Sustainability with Madia & Matilda

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7 Steps to a Proper Wardrobe Clear Out

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1 Question- Is this something you truly want to do? Owning little may not be for everyone. Are you willing to be realistic and brutal with yourself?img_5159img_5176

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2 Take Out Everything- Making sure you have enough time for this task, un-hang, unfold, and pull out every clothing item you won. No questioning in this part just remove everything from your wardrobe. You’re going to need a clean place to put everything. It’s best to remove it all from the room it came from and into a difference.

 

3 Classification- Organize your clothes into three classifications : the first is for the clothes you are for sure you want to keep. You are 101% sure you’d have multiple uses for them. The next is for storage. Anything you’ve decided to keep but may not wear it for the current season due to practical reasons, such as weather, goes here. Also anything you are absolutely unsure about can be stored for the next season and be up for judgement then. The last pile is the “going” pile, all of the things you decided you no longer want. These clothes can either go to the trash if they aren’t suitable to be worn, thrift shops, or donated to family and friends who may put better use to them. These items are the stained, torn, worn out, out of interest, and clothes that haven’t been worn in a year or more. And be real with yourself, if a year’s gone by and you haven’t worn something you probably shouldn’t own it.img_5199

4 Purging- Once you’ve finished classifying, collect your “going” clothes by storing them in trash bags. You should’ve already separated the clothes to donate from the clothes going in the trash. Immediately take your trash clothes out to the garbage and your donated clothes to your local thrift shop or friend’s house. Letting your clothes linger, even if they’re stored in bags, will tempt you to go through them.

5 Clean- Before putting your clothes back in take this opportunity to give your wardrobe a quick cleaning. Wipe surfaces, scrub off scuff marks and stains, sweep and or vacuum.

6 Prep Your Clothes- This is optional but to go to the extra mile give all your clothes a wash, including your store away clothes so they’re nice and fresh. Iron your clothes going into the wardrobe so they’re all presentable and literally ready to wear.img_5204img_5213img_5217

7 Put Everything Back- Now it’s time to put everything back. Use storage bins to keep your stored clothes for the next season. I like to keep my clothes color coordinated.

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My Favorite Instagram Photos in August

Hi everyone, I hope all is well with all of you. August was a great month. Despite my desperate moans for its passing due to cruel temperatures, I learned so much. I am becoming more connected & accepting with myself, I am loving the little things and feeling encouraged to appreciate all that I have.

What has the month of August brought for you? Good times I hope. See you soon!

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Cool for the Summer

What I Wore On a Cool Day In Summer

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Wearing : top- Lizard Thicket , jeans- Zara (similar) , vest- Asos (similar) , shoes- Zara , bag- Nastygal

Minimalism

What it Means to Me. Why? What Are My Goals?

Minimizing anything in your life that is not contributing to your happiness, success, or peace of mind. This includes habits, clothes, memorabilia, jobs, and even people. There are no rules except to do what you feel makes your life simpler.

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Why the Sudden Lifestyle Change?

Maybe subconsciously I’ve been a minimalist at heart but for sure I know that I prefer this over the lifestyle I’ve led so far. I found myself feeling suffocated in everything. Not just my belongings, which were another problem, but my job, schooling, financial state, and people around me. I didn’t know what needed to change but something had to. I was not happy. Now I’m not saying that things are perfect now, but I do feel just a bit lighter knowing I am working to make changes.

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Home Is Where the Heart Is

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Hi everyone! I’m especially excited today announcing a new segment on the blog. I thought it would be a great idea to have a portion that is off the topic of fashion and celebrates forms of art. What do you think of that? Would you enjoy it? If you’re interested and you’re the creative type send me your work to be featured. I look forward to meeting you in our creator’s nook.

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To begin I added my personal work. This piece is called ‘One Love’, hand drawn by me. I’ve been obsessed with creating work that appears minimal and simple from a distance but busy and interesting close up. I feel it gives it a lot of personality. You can find this on my Etsy shop .

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