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.
I hope this inspires you to try this wardrobe hack yourself. Do you have any hacks of your own? Hit me up on Twitter, Facebook, or Google+ to share your own ideas or questions.
I’ve noticed a trend among major brands over the past year or so, but I didn’t know it actually had a name: knolling. Coined by Andrew Kromelow, a janitor who worked for Frank Gehry, knolling is “the process of arranging like objects in parallel or 90-degree angles as a method of organization.”
And it’s so cool.
I guess I may be late to the game, but I see this being applied all over the place including major brands like Nike, J.Crew, Target, Sweet Green, and Warby Parker. I think it appeals to my personal tendencies (diagnosable?) to neatly arrange objects on a surface.
You can check out many more examples of knolling on Ultralinx and Tumblr.
Like #planking, I think #knolling has the capacity to be riffed and expounded upon. It has many possibilities.
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