If you feel overwhelmed with how much stuff you have or are trying to budget then I’m hopeful that this list will help you know what to sack off, while saving you some dollar along the way!
My hairstyle preference is the messy ‘bedhead’ style so I can totally get away with cutting it myself. I have a pair of hairdresser scissors and some thinning scissors (£10 from eBay for both). If you don’t feel brave enough to try it yourself, start with simply trimming the ends. You can’t go wrong, especially with the help of YouTube!
2 Most toiletries
Moisturiser, concealer, bubble bath, shampoo, conditioner… I stick to the basics which include toothpaste, deodorant, soap and coconut oil. You skin will be thankful for this one, as well as your wallet!
My capsule wardrobe is now complete and I have no intention of buying anymore until an item breaks or wears out. No more shopping for me!
My wardrobe caters to the full year and includes 55 items (clothes, coats and shoes combined) and 4 bags (rucksack, smart, small handbag and large handbag).
4 Ornamental items/decor
I’ve been really strict with the ‘if I don’t need it, I’m not buying it’ thing. I’m mega happy with my clear house so it makes it easier to stop myself buying things.
I have just started wedding planning so I will be sourcing some decor for that, but that doesn’t count, right?
I thought I should also include some things that I’ve always lived without. I understand that everyone is in a different situation but here are some items I’ve always managed to avoid living with:
1 Iron/ ironing board/ iron related items
I don’t work in an office but I imagine if you need a freshly pressed shirt everyday this might be a tricky one. I hang my clothes up to dry so they don’t really crease and if they do, I just live with it (haha).
I just wash up, old school. I do so with Asda value washing up liquid, boom! I do find that working from home means I have to wash up twice or three times a day but it does save space and money.
3 Tumble Dryer
I’ve never had one and after my clothes airer and washing line broke (what are the chances?!) I literally peg my clothes in a little under cover section of the garden. There’s a little roof that covers a little space next to the back door so I’ve attached those wire clothes airers that are meant to go over a radiator, to the fence and viola! It’s like a make shift outdoor laundry room!
We have a TV in the house which the boy uses for gaming and we use for watching films but I’ve never had a TV licence or a cable package!
Could you live without these things?
What do you sacrifice when you want to save space or money?