In my conquest to own less things, I’ve been developing some life hacks to whittle down my possessions or to not acquire new ones.
One of my favorite wardrobe life hacks has been smartly dubbed “To the Left, To the Left” by my good friend Mary Gwen, and it helps me decide which articles of clothing are worth keeping or if I’m able to give them away. It works like this:
- Hang all shirts, pants, coats, hoodies, and sweatshirts in a closet.
- Go about my normal life wearing clothing items from the closet.
- When finished with my day, I hang each used item on the far left-most hanger.
- Over the course of several months, my most used clothing gravitates to the left and my less important items filter toward the right.
With this hack, I can see at a glance which items are truly worth keeping and which are not. This has made my decisions on Donation Sundays much easier.