How many t-shirts do you actually have?
Come on ‘fess up!!!
Can anyone beat fifty?
AND how many white tees?
OR if you prefer black?
They’re just so cheap, aren’t they?
So let’s get a different one for every day of the month.
In every colour of the rainbow.
Well for the simple reason.
They do NOT make us happy.
Firstly, because they become a BIG hot mess.
In our drawers. And wardrobes.
Crumpled. Stained. Shrunk. Moth eaten.
And secondly, because ALL that choice EVERY day is super stressful.
We don’t actually enjoy it.
Like kids we’re happier with some limits in our lives.
So today we’re going to declutter our t-shirts.
And let go of those that aren’t lovely.
If you’re following along with my quick daily declutter, read on. BUT if you’re new do hop back and read how just 10 things can help you declutter easily.
Just 10 Things – T-Shirts
We’ll stick to the just 10 things rules today:
- Take 5 minutes or so, 15 minutes max
- Focus on our t-shirts
- Open our eyes to the grotty ones
- And without yanking them all out
- Spot any we’re ready to let go
Keeping our eyes peeled for all of these …
- Moth eaten – why do they always devour our faves first 🙁
- Grotty grey
- Never worn
- Long sleeve
- Marketing – bands, sports, college, conferences, gimicky etc
- White – ‘cmon, do you truly wear ALL of them?
- Black – ditto!
If they’re downright grotty get them to fabric recycling.
Some big stores like H&M now let you drop off clothes for recycling even if you didn’t buy them there.
Or if they’re fine but little worn donate them.
Well done for ANY you let go.
And brilliant if you hit 10.
REMEMBER if you let go of just 10 things every day you’ll have OVER 3,000 fewer things cluttering up your home by the end of the year!!!
That’s a LOT of lovely space you’ll be creating.
But for an extra little nudge to help you keep that space read on.
A Little Nudge
Like we said.
T-shirts have become super cheap.
But at a BIG price.
And part of that price is pesticides.
Over a quarter of all pesticides are used on cotton crops.
So our cheap cotton tees are actually destroying butterflies, bees, ladybugs and more.
And crazy when ALL those cheap tees do NOT make us happy.
And just add to the misery of our clutter full homes.
So next time you’re tempted.
And you really could use a smart new tee.
Pay that bit more.
And buy ONE made from pesticide free cotton.
Rather than THREE cheapies that will harm the butterflies.
AND clutter up your closet.
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