Most of us have clothes that we don't even need, just taking up space and making it harder to decide what to wear every day. A pared down wardrobe that works for almost every occasion, is affordable, and long lasting may be just what we need.
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You're standing in a department store, boutique or sportswear outlet and you've picked out the perfect ensemble for your big night out or so you can look good and feel comfortable while working out. Then the little voice in your head asks - how did my new clothes get here? It turns out, you can find out a lot about how your clothes are produced and what impact their manufacture has on the environment.
There's a lot of pressure to stand out on a first date, and that stress inevitably carries over to your wardrobe choices. But there's no need to have a silly outfit changing montage before you head out to meet someone for the first time. Comfortable, casual staples like a good pair of jeans are all you need.
Even if your workplace has a relaxed dress code, there are probably a ton of unspoken rules that you're supposed to be following. Dressing appropriately for the job is more important than you realise - especially if you work in a large organisation where first impressions count. This infographic explains how to look your best in a variety of business environments; from 'baseline casual' to boardroom attire.
Video: A messy sock drawer means a messy life. You deserve a better start to your day than rummaging around for a matching pair. You could replace all your socks with 20 identical pairs, or you could learn to fold your socks right, so they don't stretch out or come unmatched. In the video above, we demonstrate the ideal form of sock origami.
This weekend, The Washington Post ran a story listing 10 things in your home that you probably aren't cleaning, but should.
The list includes a lot of things that clean freaks probably already are cleaning like their ceiling fan, mattress, and shower head, but the list also included something I'd never thought about cleaning personally: the inside of your washer and dryer.
You spend hours trying on clothes, you spend hundreds (maybe more!) buying those clothes, then you open your closet and, lo and behold, nothing worth wearing. It's a common dilemma and a financially wasteful one, too. Here are some common traps we fall into when we shop and how to get more bang for your buck.
If there's one good reason to do the sniff test, it's this: Washing and drying your clothing after each wear is one of the quickest ways to wear those outfits out. Yes, there are ways to improve your laundry skills, but you're still shoving your favourite duds into a machine to get agitated -- yes, that's what it's called -- and then into a different machine to get blasted with heat.
I bet you, like me, took a gander at the cloaks of the Night's Watch on Game of Thrones and thought, "Damn, if they weren't so flea-infested and covered in the blood of the dead I'd wear that in a heartbeat. Where do I even get a cloak like that?" Well you can fashion a cloak of your own the same way the show's costume designer does: With SKOLD and LUDDE sheepskin rugs from friggin' IKEA.