Taming My Closet

by astanhaus


I think I might go into lion taming. I’m qualified. I’ve had sufficient training in taming my closet.

Of course there is the weekly upkeep—laundry, ironing and mending. Plus, seasonal organizing and closet flipping.

My main taming training comes from what I add—and don’t add—to my closet.

My favorite book from 1962, Sex and the Single Girl, has some handy tips to keep in mind while taming.

“Never buy anything in a hurry. Your insecurity is showing!”

“Wash you own sweaters. Press them with a barely warm iron.”

“Wear old clothes or no clothes at home alone.”

“Wear everything you buy. No hoarding.”

Check, check, check and check! Thanks, Helen!


(Originally published on Amanda Stanhaus’s financial literacy blog: XO, Bettie.)