Save money on clothes by organising your wardrobe!

Miss Thrifty3 June 4, 2009

This is not a spreadsheet. This is a Miss Thrifty-endorsed, frugal fashion spreadsheet. If you click on the image above to get a better look… well, don’t say I didn’t warn you!

It comes courtesy of Miss Thrifty reader Maddy, who explains:

Rained in one day I thought I’d apply some of my business skills to my domestic life, and did a stock take of all my clothes and a spreadsheet so I could analyse the colours and find out WHY I never could get things to match when I wanted to pack for a weekend away. On the strength of my results I have chucked a load of clothes and now have a list of permitted colours that will fit with the remaining items. Bliss, stress-free dressing, well almost – still too fat but at least I’m co-ordinated.

She adds that, armed with her spreadsheet, she no longer wastes money on clothes that looked great on the hanger (and on her), but which were ill-suited to the rest of her wardrobe. Instead, when Maddy does shop for clothes, she now goes for key pieces that – quite literally – tick all the boxes.

I’m in awe – both of the concept, and of her spreadsheet-compiling abilities!

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3 Responses to “Save money on clothes by organising your wardrobe!

Sarah Hill says:

If it’s raining outside, I am more likely to cook a cake, sort out a cupboard or do crafting with the children. Although admirable, this seems a little ocd to me and I won’t be partaking. In keeping with thriftiness, I only buy from charity shops, clothes swapping or car booties so don’t have the same problem.

June 8, 2009 at 5:15 pm

Mhi says:

Wonderful stuff!

I once read a great book, which said find out what colours suit you. Choose a small range from within those, which also go together.

Find out what clothing types shapes suit your bodyshape – Trinny & Susannah plus Gok Wan are great for that sort of advice.

Don’t shop on impulse! Shope for gaps in your wardrobe.

Ignore fashion and shop for what suits you – ebay is much better for that kind of shopping than are stores, in which the focus is on short-term fashion in colours and shapes.

I now have a great capsule wardrobe – ie a few pieces, which all go together – I can get dressed in 5 mins without stress!

June 9, 2009 at 2:05 pm

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