Monday, 3 March 2014

clothes

apparel.
in rotation on the rack
out of rotation in the box
shoes in one bag
handbags in the other


12 comments:

Vix said...

very organised and very tidy! x

Gam Kau said...

Organisation is my super power!

silkpathdiary said...

A very well organised and tidy space I can only dream of for myself! My plan was to have very little actually out of rotation eg the heaviest winter coats and the skimpiest (not skimpy at all by some people's standards) summer clothes and the vast majority in rotation whether slow or fast. But it hasn't worked out that way though it's good to have a goal :-)

Gam Kau said...

SPD, that's what I mostly have out of rotation - heavy wooly jumpers and sarongs/swimsuits (the extremes). Everything else stays on the clothes stand; I just don't own a lot of clothes. I used to own, however, closets and closets FULL of clothes, shoes and bags. I find it surprising I've pared down so much, but it seems to suit me.

pao said...

It's good to have a super power. Was it always there, or did you gradually come to realize it?

And may I ask how you went from closets and closets FULL of clothes, shoes and bags to one clothes stand and two boxes?

Gam Kau said...

Everyone has a super power; it's one's job to identify it. I'm serious.
Yes, I've always been organised and also a minimalist, even from a young age. However, at around the age of 40, I looked around me and had a, "what the F**K is all this STUFF around me?!" moment. Really. Somewhere along the way I had accrued an almost Stepford Wife like existence. Of course, I come from a long line of Stepford like women so there is probably some natural inclination (along with marketing/social conditioning) to consume. But still. So I embraced my hippy tendencies and got rid of the clothes, shoes and bags along with most of our furniture. Including our bed.

frugalscholar said...

Oh, I love your blog. Thanks so much for leaving a comment on mine--otherwise, I may never have found you.

Back to read some more...

Gam Kau said...

Hi FS, I've been a long time reader of your blog - have always enjoyed it!

Shelley said...

Need to go on a quest to find my super-power! At 57.5 I know more about what it is not than what it is. Minimalism is on the not list, I'm afraid, though these days I'm culling more than buying. Retirement has done that for me.

Gam Kau said...

Shelley, it seems to me we spend the first part of our lives acquiring and the next part trying to rid our selves of what we went to the effort of acquiring! It really does seem part of getting older as many people suddenly start feeling they have too much when they reach middle age. There is no reason to be a minimalist, though it does seem to be a trendy thing these days. I've always had that as part of my personality, but on the flip side I'm prone to hoarding. Yes, pinpoint your super power!

Anonymous said...

Hi Gam, I'm reading your blog for the first time tonight. I love it! It inspires me to continue to scale down. I came here following a comment link you made on the blog, "Not Buying Anything,"
What you wrote to Shelley in the above comment is quotable! I'm referring to, "...we spend the first part of our lives acquiring and the next part trying to rid our selves of what we went to the effort of acquiring!" That gave me some perspective and was very helpful to hear. I appreciated it so much I wrote it down with your name and date of this post so I could remember where I got it from. Thanks! Terri

Gam Kau said...

Hi Anon, thanks for wandering over here. I'm always amazed anyone reads anything I post because I mostly just keep the blog as a place to dump all my odd thoughts; my family is tired of hearing me blather on with my strange ideas!
The Not Buying Anything blog is a wonderful place online isn't it? I really enjoy his posts.
It really bothers me to think about all the time, energy and money I've spent acquiring and then subsequently off loading THINGS. What was I thinking?
live and learn, live and learn, live and learn...my mantra. :)