So the laneway house is busy being built. Rooms are being framed. Spaces are taking shape.
But what about our other project…..paring down? Minimalising?
Hmmm, I wore out a pair of white socks — and didn’t replace it, er, them!
Well, it’s a process, isn’t it?
The thoughts of wardrobes — both the storage system and what goes within — are with us. We are now chosing what our wardrobe (the piece of furniture) will contain, and it’s plain we have to whittle down our wardrobes (the clothes) even more.
And there’s a very clever way to do it. If you are a lady who loves clothes and have limited space (or funds) and you live in the US, you can try Gwynnie Bee, basically a clothes rental system. Subscribe and you can borrow clothes from their extensive collection. Kind of like having a very understanding fashionable room mate — with a very deep closet.
Of course clothes are not the only things we keep in a closet. If you’re like most people, you need shoes. And some people need lots and lots of shoes. Just Soles to the rescue. And for accessories, it’s Bag, Borrow, or Steal.
I’m not prepared to move across the border just for more clothes. But it’s an intriguing idea. For now, we will be paring and whittling.