Now this is going to be a very quick post about my organic farm closet declutter. Getting on the whole minimalism train is really a great thing for my sanity and my overall wellbeing but when you farm and are a constant do-er you often need more stuff than people who work in cities and go out to dinner all the time.
So here I will explain about my organic farmer farm closet decluttering process. The video above shows you the whole process but I figured Id go into my favorites and why I didn’t keep some of my things here.
First I limited my Color Palette
I realized that I always gravitate towards neutral fall colors. plus they always look good together. This is the palette I have come up with and I am going to stick to it pretty strictly. I still have a couple of items I really like that don’t fit this color scheme but I am expecting that I will dye them sometime soon to darker tones that are in this palette. It is amazing that color is a thing that can be so easily changed. Especially if you prioritize natural fibers in your closet, like cotton and hemp.
Here is a link to one of my favorite new tunic pieces in my wardrobe. It is one that I think is a great farm staple and I used it as a baseline for what my favorites are. Cause I love is so much!
Then I thought about What I wear
What works in my lifestyle. I am a farmer. What do I do frequently and what types of clothing work well when I do these jobs? What Range of motion do I need to achieve these tasks and do these clothes allow me that range of motion? Does this piece of clothing work when I am out in the fields? If not, does it serve another purpose that is also frequently used? For example I have some long flowy summer dresses that I wear to farmers markets. Which leads me to my next point wearing what feels good!
because I don’t wear as many flowy skirts as I used to, some 0f them will be on my etsy!
What Makes Me Feel Good!
I do keep pairs of carhartts and overalls and coveralls, however I don’t have as many as I used to because I realized that a large range of motion is very important to me when I am working so I pot for yoga pants. These pants get snagged and worn rather easily but I stitch them up and take care of them so they last. This may not be everyones decision when it comes to work pants but it is mine because I have decided to prioritize what I really value instead of listening to what other people say is “appropriate work clothes”