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12 Things Minimalists Wish You’d Stop Spending Money On

Reader's Digest Logo By Marissa Laliberte of Reader's Digest | Slide 1 of 12: We all own way more clothes than we actually wear, but you might not realize the extent of your wardrobe hoarding until you get a reality check from a minimalist. Most people wear 20 percent of their clothes 80 percent of the time, says Joshua Becker, founder of the blog <a href="https://www.becomingminimalist.com/">Becoming Minimalist</a> and author of The More of Less. 'Almost everyone would benefit from … cutting their closet in half,' he says. 'They wouldn’t miss half the things they get rid of and would find getting ready is easier.' Easier said than done, we know, but you can start by not adding to the clutter. To avoid feeling the need to buy all-new pieces every season, stick with one classic style that suits you, says Becker. So that ultra-trendy top that will be out of style in a year? Leave it on the rack, and <a href="http://www.rd.com/home/cleaning-organizing/capsule-wardrobe/">create a timeless capsule wardrobe</a> instead.

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We all own way more clothes than we actually wear, but you might not realize the extent of your wardrobe hoarding until you get a reality check from a minimalist. Most people wear 20 percent of their clothes 80 percent of the time, says Joshua Becker, founder of the blog Becoming Minimalist and author of The More of Less. 'Almost everyone would benefit from … cutting their closet in half,' he says. 'They wouldn’t miss half the things they get rid of and would find getting ready is easier.' Easier said than done, we know, but you can start by not adding to the clutter. To avoid feeling the need to buy all-new pieces every season, stick with one classic style that suits you, says Becker. So that ultra-trendy top that will be out of style in a year? Leave it on the rack, and create a timeless capsule wardrobe instead.
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