Buy less, do more


Everyday  i run into the same problem, what am I going to wear? I have to many clothers to choose from. On the face of it it seems like a great problem to have, but for an indecisive guy like me, it turns into a huge waste of time. There was a period in my life when i used to enjoy getting dressed in the morning, figuring out what look i wanted to go for? What trainers match my jacket? Which forum i was going to upload my outfit on? All this and more played into my decision making process. But then i grew up and quickly realised the last thing i want to do is spend in advance of one hour getting dressed in the morning, especially with eight hours of work ahead of me. During that time i also fell out of love with buying clothes for the sake of it, it came to ahead when i realised one day that i had eight ‘different’ camo M65’s in my collection. If you’re at all familiar with army wear you’d know that each item is fairly standardised – minus a few country, region or time period alterations here and there – so for someone to own eight M65’s you’re on your to developing some sort mental illness whether you want to believe it or not.

I ended selling a lot of my clothes a few years, mainly so i could pay my way through University and not have to rely on my parents for money when i graduated. But the level of hoarding i was at previously meant any clear out sale i did, hardly made a dent in my growing mountain for clothes. I have visions of living a more minimalist life, where i’m not tied down or attached to my worldly possessions but it seems as if whatever i do, i just can’t seem to get rid of my “stuff”. I’m in a fairly good place at the moment, i largely prioritize experiences (festivals, holidays that kind of thing) over material possessions, but every morning i’m constantly reminded of my past indiscretions when i open my wardrobe. Don’t make the same mistake i did, buy less, do more.