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4 Reasons Why I Bought Matching Hangers After All - Organizing Your Minimalist Capsule Wardrobe

4 Reasons Why I Bought Matching Hangers After All - Organizing Your Minimalist Capsule Wardrobe



4 Reasons Why I Bought Matching Hangers After All -- tips for organizing your closet and wrapping up your minimalist capsule wardrobe!  Are matching hangers really helpful?  Advice for making this small organizational touch actually useful! via Devastate Boredom

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In one of my earlier posts, I spoke mockingly of how a lot of Pinterest pins will try to make you think that buying matching hangers is some kind of magic panacea to the horrors of a cluttered closet... and of course I think that's just silly!  

Let's just be clear real quick -- if you are frustrated with a cluttered closet, it's going to take more than matching hangers to get you organized.  Discovering the Secrets of a Capsule Wardrobe is a great place to start (😏 ) and from there you'll want to eliminate redundant items in your closet by figuring out which ones are your favorite pieces, and which ones are things you purchased because they REMINDED you of your favorite shirt / dress / scarf.  Balance those bases and start expanding your collection of silhouettes, and you'll find your closet can contain FEWER items while mixing-and-matching into even more cute outfits than before!

But back to the hangers... once I had established my minimalist Capsule Wardrobe, I found myself pondering that whole matching hanger thing again.  I know, I know!  After I had made fun of it to the internetz and everything!  

After a while of pondering I went for it (I found them wayyyyyy on sale, I promise), and I discovered that I do like having them.  So, since I'm always honest with you, my lovely readers, here are four reasons why you might want matching hangers after all. 😜


Four Reasons You Might Want Matching Hangers After All



#1 -- A set of hangers provides a tangible limit to how many items of clothing you own.  Now this one kind of assumes that you're with me in the no-drawers mindset, because if you have a dresser where you store a bunch of clothes in addition to your closet, then this "benefit" won't work out for you at all.  (Check out my post The Life-Changing Magic of Hanging All the Things if you're wondering why anyone would choose NOT to store any of their clothes in a dresser!) 

But because I do hang all of my clothes, having matching hangers (or just a set number of hangers available at all) means that I have to really stick to my "one-in, one-out" policy of curating my closet.  There is no room to accidentally expand my closet out of the number of items I've decided to own, because there's literally nowhere for new things to go after laundry day if I haven't freed up a hanger!

My set of matching hangers keeps me honest. 

#2  Switching all of my hangers out made me touch every item of clothing in my closet, all at once.  Frequently, establishing a Capsule Wardrobe is a process that extends over a period of time.  That might be a couple of days, or a week, or more, but I've not met anyone yet who managed to do it all in one sitting!  So switching out my hangers to the new, matching set forced me to handle and consider every single item I owned all in one go.  And I ended up transitioning out two more pieces of clothing as a result, things I had taken for granted I loved but actually were just still in my closet out of habit.  

Acquiring matching hangers provides a great opportunity to pause, think, look at the "big picture" of your curated closet, and make sure you've actually been as deliberate as you think you've been.  

#3  Having matching hangers can make it super easy to switch around your wardrobe for the changing seasons.  Living in the south, I'm ALMOST able to have a year-round Capsule Wardrobe.  It's so close!  In the winter I just layer up a little and pretty much just keep wearing the same stuff I wore in the summer... but in the summer there is usually no way I want to wear long sleeves / pants any more.  So I do end up doing some shifting around when the seasons change.  

To facilitate this, I currently have my winter clothes on cream-colored hangers and summer clothes on black, so I don't even have to think about which clothing qualifies as cold-weather or warm-weather pieces... I just grab the color hangers I'll be wearing the most, and stick those front and center.  

No thinking = easy organization.  

#4  Matching hangers are aesthetically pleasing...  And your clothes are less likely to end up in a crumpled heap on the closet floor.  

I put this last because having matching hangers IS an unnecessary indulgence in the grand scheme of things... and I'm way too practical to tell you that you need them just because they look nice.  But for what it's worth, they DO look nice, ha! 

Additional aesthetic considerations -- if you pick a velvet-covered type of hanger, they do keep your clothes in place (and off the closet floor) much better than a wire hanger.  The velvety hangers also leave a much less noticeable crease in the shoulders of some of my clothes than the wire ones tended to, which is another nice little perk.

Anyway, there you have it.  Thus far my matching hangers have been a helpful addition to my Capsule Wardrobe organization system, and they made my closet "feel" finished, aesthetically speaking.  

Now remember, don't make the mistake of thinking that matching hangers will single-handedly "transform" your closet!  But if you're well on your way to having an organized closet or Capsule Wardrobe already, you might find matching hangers to be a helpful touch. 😉

What about you -- what silly little indulgences actually help motivate you to stay organized??  

The indulgence of a fancy planner is one I always HOPE will motivate me to stay organized but so far hasn't.... so if you have advice on how to make an awesomely adorable paper planner actually useful let me know that too, haha!

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Caption This! Funny Dog Photo -- #FridayFrivolity

Caption This!  Funny Dog Photo -- #FridayFrivolity 


Hello Friday, and hello Friends!  This week's theme is funny dogs, in honor of the recent Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show, and I've got something a little bit different than usual.... a "caption this!" type photo of my own two adorable puppies!  


Caption This Puppy Photo -- Funny Dog Meme -- "Stop, I'm So Ticklish!" via Devastate Boredom

The timing on this photo just seemed priceless... so, let's caption it!  

Here's the most obvious option:


Caption This Puppy Photo -- Funny Dog Meme -- "Stop, I'm So Ticklish!" via Devastate Boredom
But I'm sure y'all can be more creative than that! 😜  Leave me a comment with your interpretation...  If we get enough funny captions, I'll do a post highlighting them!


Spread Some Love with Free Printable Valentine's Day Cards - #FridayFrivolity

Spread Some Love with Free Printable Valentine's Day Cards - #FridayFrivolity


Free Printable Valentines for Grown-Ups (non-sketchy!) -- funny, sweet, thoughtful Valentines for friends, family, or the mail person -- spread some love this Valentine's Day! via Devastate Boredom

Hello Friday, and Hello friends!  

This week is all things love and romance and red and pink at the #FridayFrivolity link-up... but rather than a funny post, I decided to put a little different spin on it.


There is a lot of uncertainty and negativity bouncing around our country and world at the moment, and I think it would be kind of nice to balance it out, in some tiny way, with a little deliberate thoughtfulness.  :)

Let's start a Spread Some Love Valentines' Day movement this year, with thoughtful notes and sweet greetings for folks we care about!

Stuff on My Mind Lately: Lazy Girly Razors, Facebook Yard Sale Groups, and Anxiety-Reducing Music...

Stuff on My Mind Lately: Lazy Girly Razors, Facebook Yard Sale Groups, and Anxiety-Reducing Music...

Stuff on My Mind Lately - Lazy Girly Razors, Facebook Yard Sale Groups, Anxiety-Reducing Relaxation Music Recommendations -- a frugal frenzy, the anti- Sasquatch legs Schick Intuition Razor review, and get your zen on!  via Devastate Boredom

Stuff on my mind lately...  "lazy girly razors" 

Stuff on My Mind Lately - Lazy Girly Razors, Facebook Yard Sale Groups, Anxiety-Reducing Relaxation Music Recommendations -- a frugal frenzy, the anti- Sasquatch legs Schick Intuition Razor review, and get your zen on!  via Devastate Boredom

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Stuff on My Mind Lately - Lazy Girly Razors, Facebook Yard Sale Groups, Anxiety-Reducing Relaxation Music Recommendations -- a frugal frenzy, the anti- Sasquatch legs Schick Intuition Razor review, and get your zen on!  via Devastate Boredom
Is it really that big a deal to soap up your legs with shaving cream or conditioner (yes, that is a life-hack that totally works!) before shaving?  No, it's 100% not a big deal.  It takes, like, eight seconds, right?  

But somehow the combination of winter and pregnancy had been making it very, very, ridiculously unlikely that I would ever shave my legs again until the baby's debut in April / May.  And not only did I suspect that my husband would be less-than-enthusiastic about my Sasquatch legs, I myself was also rather unhappy with the prospect.*  However, I was also too lazy / pregnancy-clumsy to bother to soap up my legs and proceed with shaving as usual.  

Are you thinking, "#FirstWorldProblems, cry me a river"?  Well, on the one hand, that's completely valid... but on the other hand, you HUSH, this is MY blog post and I'm PREGNANT...  ;P

January Reader's Choice Fashion Picks -- Style Inspiration!

January Reader's Choice Fashion Picks -- Style Inspiration! 

January 2017 Reader's Choice Fashion Picks -- Style Inspiration!  Fashionista trending clothing and outfit ideas, via Devastate Boredom

A while back I noticed a nifty feature on one of the aggregate sites I use to discover / collect style finds and deals to share with you, my lovely readers... the site reports which clothing picks are most clicked after I post them!  

Personally I get a huge kick out of seeing what styles people were most intrigued by, so I'll be doing a periodic "Readers' Choice Awards" going forward, so that all of us can admire the different trending styles among Devastate-Boredom-reading fashionistas.  They include some pretty wide-ranging looks too!  

I've gotta say, I LOVE how y'all ladies rock your personal styles!

Check it out!

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January Readers' Choice Awards
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Groundhog Day Sillies - #FridayFrivolity

Groundhog Day Sillies - #FridayFrivolity 


Hello Friday, and hello friends!  Holy moly, my weeks are just FLYING by lately... I can't believe it's Friday already, but I'm really glad to see y'all! 😉

Our winter season in North Carolina so far has been alllllll over the map, so I half think the groundhog is going to be seeing a pink elephant this year instead of his shadow... 'cuz why not??  

I ended up buying some short sleeve maternity tops the other day, because I was dying in my sweaters!

Anyway, the warm weather is nice, but also terrifying... *coughglobalwarmingcough*

Oh well... join me for some groundhog themed funnies!  

First up, did you hear the verdict?  
Click for more  Groundhog Day funnies! - Ground hog day sillies -- #FridayFrivolity funny memes via Devastate Boredom

Funny and Horrible Mom Advice! - #FridayFrivolity

Funny and Horrible Mom Advice! #FridayFrivolity


Hello Friday, and hello friends!

The theme at this week's #FridayFrivolity is another that I feel a little unqualified to speak to at this moment in time... "Horrible New Mom Advice."  Not being a mom yet, I'm honestly not sure what is good versus bad advice... and (fortunately for my sanity, rofl) I really haven't gotten much advice yet at all.  

So rather than try to guess what advice might be Bad Advice, I'm going to just give you one recommendation that I think is quite sound, both from a practical and a scientific-child-brain-development perspective...

Hilarious and horrible new mom advice, plus a funny "don't text and mommy" meme! via Devastate Boredom

...or, buy strollers with extra crash protection in the head-region.  I guess that would work too. 😜

Check out my other cohosts at Syncopated Mama, Munofore, and Babi a Fi for all kinds of funny and horrible new mom advice.... And if you have any advice that I will probably hear as a new mom and that I definitely should NOT listen to, let me know in the comments. 😉

Random Funny Baby GIFS and Memes to Make You Laugh - #FridayFrivolity

Random Funny Baby GIFS and Memes to Make You Laugh -  #FridayFrivolity


Hello Friday, and hello Friends!  Celebrating my exciting news from a couple of weeks ago, the other #FridayFrivolity hosts thought it would be fun to do baby-related themes for a while... I swear, it was their idea!  They are awesome pals and I appreciate that they are so excited with me. 😃  Our theme for this week -- hilariously useless baby items -- is a little tricky for me though, because honestly how can I know what will be useful or not at this point??  I'm looking forward to garnering useful knowledge from my cohosts' posts, however, and in the meantime, here are some random funny baby gifs, memes, and videos! 😜

She's pretty sure these cookies are delicious... if only she could figure out how to pick them up...

Funny babies memes, gifs, videos -- funny dad put a baby to bed sleep video, anti-gravity dad, baby tries to eat cookies pictures, more!  Adorable, cute, hilarious baby memes , via Devastate Boredom

Funny Pregnancy Memes - What NOT to Say to a Pregnant Woman!

Funny Pregnancy Memes - What NOT to Say to a Pregnant Woman!


Hello Friday, and hello friends!

Celebrating my fun news from last week (which none of y'all had ANY inkling of while I showed you my completely non-obvious holiday photos, right?) our #FridayFrivolity themes this month may have gone a little baby crazy... hopefully in a fun way!  Our theme for today's party is "What NOT to say to a pregnant woman."  


What NOT to say to a pregnant woman!


According to the interwebz, the #1 most important thing not to say to a pregnant woman is "are you pregnant?"  But I think that is mostly because... what if the answer is no??  Emotional fallout for EVERYBODY involved, oops...

Click through for more hilarious pregnancy funnies! What NOT to say to a pregnant woman -- funny pregnancy and baby memes -- first, second, and third trimester humor! via Devastate Boredom


Winter Plus-Sized Sample Capsule Wardrobe -- Cold Weather Cozy in Olive and Scarlet!

Winter Plus-Sized Sample Capsule Wardrobe


Ahhh in the midst of all my life-craziness, I completely forgot to publish this collection of winter weather capsule wardrobe ideas for all my lovely curvy readers out there... apologies!  My delay might work out in y'alls shopping favor though, however, since a lot of stores are starting to transition the cold-weather inventory out with sales and deals!  And for those who might have missed it, here is where you can find the original cold-weather capsule wardrobe ideas as well.  :)  


Here is a static image of the plus-size winter capsule wardrobe for general inspiration  -- keep scrolling for a version with currently shop-able links.  


24 items = 165+ outfits, whaaaaaat? These mix-and-match outfits are so flattering for ladies with curves! Plus-size women winter capsule wardrobe ideas and inspiration -- colorful style, minimalist fashion, sample cold-weather French closet for curvy ladies!  Cozy plus-sized outfits with balanced bases and layering! via Devastate Boredom

How I Curated This Closet:


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