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Minimizing Our Wardrobes

Traci N SmithMost of you may not know, but I am almost 7 months pregnant with Critter Child No. 3. We have Critter Girl (who is almost 5), Critter Boy (who is almost 2) and the new Critter Child. (I think I’m going to need to come up with some new nicknames soon. LOL) What this pregnancy means, is that I had barely gotten back into my ‘normal’ clothes after having Critter Boy and now here I am in ‘maternity’ clothes again. I was thinking I was done having children for a while, so I got rid of my actual pregnancy jeans with the elastic in the band. This has led to me only being able to wear about three pairs of jeans (one pair correctly, the rest with a rubber band to connect the button and the hole LOL). And I grew out of my S.O.’s jeans about a month ago. This limited wardrobe severely changed my laundry habits and also taught me a few lessons as well. (Even though I didn’t know it at the time.)

I recently read an article on downsizing a wardrobe. The author included tips on cutting down on how often you have to do laundry, as well, stating that she wore her jeans for two weeks straight before washing them! This got me to thinking about my own wardrobe and laundry habits. So for the last two weeks, I’ve been paying attention. What I found shocked me. And also motivated me to make some changes!

Here is what I discovered:

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So what did these realizations do? They made me think of all the ways that I could make our lives better. So I have made the decision that over the next seven weeks, until the official start of spring, I will be decreasing the amount of clothing my family has. And then I will start in on the toys and other belongings. How do I plan to make this last for seven weeks?