Many parents feel overwhelmed by their children’s clothes. Children also feel overwhelmed when they wear too many clothes. It is difficult for them to decide what clothes to wear, and this indecision limits their ability to wear clothes on time.
These are just some of the reasons why more parents choose to make simple wardrobes for their children. In most cases, this means cutting children’s clothes into half-fitting suitcases or even small suitcases.
The smallest wardrobe, also called a capsule wardrobe, has many benefits. Mark Zuckerberg and Barack Obama insist on a very basic wardrobe for good reasons; they don’t want to think about what to wear because they have more important things to focus on. Currently, capsule wardrobes are all the rage, but many parents have not considered creating one for their children. However, there are many advantages to taking this route.
You save money
So far, the biggest benefit of creating a minimalistic wardrobe for your child is that it saves money. Once you have finished cutting your clothes, you will no longer want to buy that cute shirt at Target, or those cheap pants when Walmart cuts prices. You will know that now, your children have what they need. When their property exceeds their own needs or needs change, it is time to start investing in something new, but now they are gone.
Possibly less laundry overall
If your child doesn’t have too many T-shirts dirtying clothes, then they are more likely to take care of their clothes. If a slight spill or stain occurs, you are more likely to remove the stain and clean it (which is usually necessary), rather than throw it in the washing machine and choose other items.
In other words, with a simple wardrobe, you do need to wash your child’s clothes more frequently. However, some parents have found that, overall, when children have a limited number of clothes, they do less laundry. What you will definitely avoid is spending a lot of energy after washing your clothes throughout the weekend. You may perform small loads several times a week, which is easier to manage and less stressful for many parents.
How many times have you walked into your child’s room, groaning about all the clothes on the floor? The fewer clothes you have on hand, the less likely your children will be to mess with them. Moreover, if they do, they will be easier to pick up. Wearing fewer clothes can also teach your children to cherish what they have. Under your guidance, they will learn to respect their dress and leave each piece of clothing where it belongs.
Better for the environment
Cheap, abundant clothes may be easy on your budget, but it has caused a heavy price on the environment and communities around the world. First, cheap clothes will run out quickly, forcing you to buy more. And the brand constantly introduces new styles, graphics, and designs that make you want to buy more. This constant consumption has a huge impact on the environment. A report by the Ellen MacArthur Foundation found that the textile industry generates more greenhouse gas emissions than aviation and international transportation combined.
In 2015, 98 million tons of oil was used for clothing production; it is estimated that by 2050, 300 million tons of oil will be needed every year to meet demand. These clothes are rarely reused. According to a report in The Atlantic, 85% of old clothes are rolled up in landfills.
The community is also negatively affected by cheap clothing because these items are produced in sweatshops, and the time these factories pay workers is only a minimum. These workers often work long hours under dangerous conditions to earn enough money to support their families.