The simplest solution is often the best, right? So many times I feel like in the Zero Waste world, we’re trying to replace, when really, we just need to reduce.
I almost feel guilty admitting this, but I love giving gifts. I love choosing them, wrapping them, and giving them. I always have. But as I’ve grown older, I’ve started to realize that it’s just far too much stuff.
Even looking past the idea of waste and resources, I don’t have anywhere to store gifts. My place is very small! Most people I know don’t want to receive unneeded things either. While the intention can be wonderful, often the item itself isn’t needed or wanted.
Minimalism is such a buzzword these days, but I think it’s often misunderstood. You don’t need to purge all of your belongings and live off the land to be a minimalist, nor do you need to count all of your possessions and stick to a certain number. Instead, I think it comes down to a few simple principles.
Have you heard of capsule wardrobes? This trend mixes fashion with minimalism, organization, being eco-friendly, and being budget-conscious. It brings the mantra of “quality over quantity” to personal style, and offers an awesome antidote to the fast fashion movement that’s so harmful to our environment and wallets.
Basically, I’m in love. Continue reading “Why I’ve fallen in love with capsule wardrobes”