I love having a capsule wardrobe for myself and truly believe that kids should have one too. There are many benefits of having a capsule wardrobe and today I’ll be sharing why I think children should have one. First off, let me explain what a capsule wardrobe is. It’s basically a wardrobe that consists of a limited number of pieces. There is no set number, you would just choose what works for you and your family. The pieces in the wardrobe are usually neutral colours and classic styles that can easily be mixed and matched.
My husband and I started creating our capsule wardrobes in 2017 and when I saw how great it was, I slowly started to create one for my kids as well. They have a lot of clothes and often get gifts, so it is more difficult to create one for them, but I’m constantly working at it because the positives outweigh the negatives.
The greatest benefit of having a capsule wardrobe is that you will save a ton of time. Since your child’s wardrobe will consist of neutral, classic and basic pieces, everything generally easily mixes and matches and it isn’t a struggle creating an outfit. As a result, you’ll save lots of time when trying to plan outfits for your child. Also, since there’s a limited number of pieces in a capsule wardrobe, you won’t waste time doing a ton of laundry or spend hours folding, ironing and managing a ton of clothing.
No more mismatched outfits and poorly fitted clothing. All of the pieces in your child’s wardrobe will be carefully selected so it’s guaranteed that they will look great! As soon as something gets worn out or your child outgrows it, you’ll be happy to replace it because going shopping will become rarer and it’ll be something to look forward to. Also, since there will be so much less clothing to manage, you will be more aware of what’s in the closet and drawers and only keep what looks good.
If you’d like to see what I like to include in my children’s capsule wardrobes and how I organize all of it, watch this video:
Since you’ll rarely be shopping, you’ll save a lot of money. Creating a capsule wardrobe can be quite a bit of work and once you put in all of that effort to minimize, you won’t want to shop and quickly fill up your child’s closet again. You’ll enjoy having less and as a result, you’ll shop less and be able to do something else with the money that you save.
We live in a small space and two of my children share a closet. Having a capsule wardrobe makes it a lot easier to store all of their clothing. Even if you live in a large space, it’s still nice to have a capsule wardrobe because you can lay it all out like a department store. Space out the hangers and display their shoes and accessories. This will make it easier for them to see what they own and actually use everything.
Eventually, you can teach your child about the environmental impact all of this consumption is having on our planet. They will learn how consumerism is affecting the people in developing countries. Lastly, they’ll start to notice all of the marketing and advertising they’re bombarded with daily and will no longer be influenced by all of it.
I know that I'll never go back to my old ways again and I hope that as my children get older, they'll also want to continue having a small wardrobe. Having a capsule wardrobe has been life-changing for my family. I highly recommend that you consider creating one for yourself and/or your children. If you don't know where to start with the decluttering and organization process, join my Clear the Clutter Membership and I'll guide you through the entire process step-by-step, room by room.
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