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Fabulous, Functional & Frugal Fashion Tip #8

Stuff, Stress, & Its Connection To Fashion

Before: Dresser Drawer With Tanks/Camis

Before: Dresser Drawer With Tanks/Camis

Everyone experiences stress one time or another many times during their lifetime. The holiday season in particular tends to bring about more stress than any other time of the year.

One of the ways I’ve effectively dealt with my stress is through elimination. In my post, Making The Most Out Of What You Have Is So Satisfying, I discussed ways in which I was able to scale back to regain balance in my life.

Aside from being overwhelmed which affects my thinking, when I feel stressed there is a tightening sensation in my chest. The more I try to focus on relaxing, the more intense the feeling becomes which ultimately ends up triggering an anxiety attack.

Drawer full of multi colored tees separated with dividers

Before: Dresser Drawer With Tees

Figuring out what to wear on any given day was an area I felt I could drastically cut down on my stress. I have three zones in my bedroom for clothing, makeup, and accessories; chest of drawers, dresser, and closet. Streamlining each of these areas by assessing what I really like wasn’t as difficult as I might have imagined.

Take two of my dresser drawers for example. One was dedicated to tanks/camis and the other contained tee shirts. I was able to consolidate both drawers into one by keeping only what I wear or like.

After: Dresser Drawer With Tanks/Camis and Tees

After: Dresser Drawer With Tanks/Camis and Tees

For several years I’ve been folding and putting my tees in the drawer in a vertical position similar to file folders, because it makes it easier to see what I want and they take up less space. Likewise, I fold my camis and tanks in thirds, then roll them and place them in neat columns.

In the combined drawer I ended up with three columns of tanks/camis (the third column from the left are exercise tanks) and one column of tees. I separated the tees from the tanks with a drawer divider I got from Amazon. Filing by color (light to dark) also adds to the ease in finding what I need quickly.

Having an organizational system is important and it’s absolutely essential when you cannot see because it aids in independence, saves time, and cuts down on stress. In looking at those things that bring value to my life it makes it easier to rid myself of everything else.

Happy Friday and Have a Great Weekend!





11 thoughts on “Fabulous, Functional & Frugal Fashion Tip #8”

  1. I hear you Dina. It doesn’t take much to set me off during the holidays. The littlest things can send me into a massive meltdown. This year I’m keeping it simple.

  2. Totally agree. I have only recently come to realise, that being organised in other areas of life (like my wardrobe), can really help when dealing with the holiday season stress. A small win does help to create some order and control over this highly emotional and chaotic time – even if it is a little.

  3. One of my sons uses the organized chaos system. He’s always saying it helps him to think better and he knows where everything is. I’m with you on going nuts if there wasn’t some kind of organization.

  4. Steph, an organised system is key for anyone. I would go crazy if there was no system. A friend of mine reckons, she has ‘organised chaos’ 🙂 now that would not work for me. Hugs, and have a lovely weekend.

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