Pareto Principle: 80/20
Guilty of huffing about having “nothing” to wear? Tired of wearing the same old things the same old way? According to the Pareto Principle we wear 20% of our things 80% of the time. Now you think about it, it sounds familiar—right?
This year I made a decision to quit mindless shopping and set a goal of obtaining one of those perfect ‘capsule wardrobes’ we hear so much about.
Like spring, autumn is a great time for a life re-jig. So I recently emptied my whole wardrobe, tried everything on and tidied the keepers away again. The non-keepers were sold on eBay (and I used some of the money for ‘proper’ hangers).
Update: check out my tips on how to declutter effectively.
I’m still watching my spending.
99% of my shopping is done online and I’m careful to keep only what I love. I buy fewer, better-quality items and, besides simply deciding whether I like something or not, I think about whether it can be worn with things I already own—if not, back it goes.
Have your shopping habits evolved?