{31 days of enough time} Choosing clothes

After doing this 90% of the time for years and years now, it still amazes me just how much time I save.

Because when I don’t choose my clothes in the evening, the morning is a big rush as I run around getting ready for work.

I’ve written before about how I once ran a very impromptu focus group with my 5 colleagues to see how they all approached the choosing clothes thing.

The most structured chose all her clothes and accessories for the entire week on a Sunday afternoon, and hung them in her wardrobe ready for the week.

That felt a little bit too structured for me but I must say, I’m fast coming round to that idea, especially now that we get mostly accurate weather forecasts for a week at a time.

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Of course, on the other end of the spectrum, my one colleague said she jumped out of the shower, opened her wardrobe and just threw on anything she felt like wearing that day.

The rest of us varied between choosing clothes the night before to on the day.

Another friend told me she starts on one side of the wardrobe, and wears clothes from left to right and when she gets to the other side, she starts on the left again 🙂

I still choose my clothes just the evening before and it saves me at least 10 – 15 minutes of faffing around in the mornings. I’ve pared down my clothes considerably (next month I want to write about this capsule wardrobe business that’s so popular!) and yet it still saves me time.

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Where do you fall on the scale?

Do you choose your clothes the night before, weekend before or do you just throw on the first thing that catches your eye?

I love these human quirks so please feel free to share lots of detail. I’m always delighted when you do 🙂

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  1. I go to gym in the mornings and have to pack everything the night before. It definitely saves time. Between that and showering at gym without a toddler interrupting I think I easily save half an hour. I cant wait for your capsule wardrobe post!

    • Marcia Francois says:

      🙂 I remember those days when my kids were small when it felt like Christmas if I got to take a shower without interruptions!

      I also can’t wait to write the capsule wardrobe posts!

  2. I don’t. I have an idea of what’s in the wardrobe and once I’m up I try and decide mentally what I would wear. On same days I think it would save time if I decided the night before. Though if I’m doing boot camp or going to the gym before work I pack everything ready to jet out the door once I’m up
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    • Marcia Francois says:

      Interesting – maybe your mind needs a tiny bit of help with exercise but not with work clothes 🙂

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