Capsule wardrobe

Weekly Pain & Gain: Capsule Wardrobe Madness

Happy Labor Day everyone. I hope you all get to celebrate how you see fit. Make sure though you keep and eye on the dollar. I read a post that said most people spend more then what they are getting paid to have the day off. Say what?!

So yeah have fun but make sure your asking yourself what the value proposition is? Don’t just follow the crowd… if you think it has valued then go right ahead. Just taking the time to ask yourself the question and making sure your actions are in line with your values is where its at.

Okay now for this past weeks update.


This past week I’d been anxiously awaiting the weekend so I could get to work on switching out my capsule. If your new, in June I decided to try a capsule wardrobe and I used project 333 as my starting point .  Well I knew it was going to be a lot of work but sheesh. So much effort and work revolving around this capsule wardrobe challenge. I am seriously exhausted between all the work of switching stuff around and packing the rest of it up.

My piles of clothing. From round one on the capsule wardrobe challenge
My piles of clothing. From round one on the capsule wardrobe challenge

The real work however was prepping everything for Friday’s post. Taking pictures, editing the images, putting it all together and I haven’t even started writing it yet. (insert home alone scream*) Some posts are hard work. I have to say though I was happy with the outcome. Is it still a pain if all the hard work pays off?

*you have seen Home Alone right?I’m talking about the one he does in the bathroom after the after shave.

So yeah owning a lot of stuff….ugh….I am more and more getting enthralled with the idea of minimalism.

It could have been worse had I not already started to pare down my belongings.

The worst thing?

I didn’t follow my gut. It told me I had enough with the sorting of clothes. I didn’t listen. Instead I fished  out the 3 bins full of kids clothes. The weather was starting to get cooler so I figured I should fish out Minnie Roamer’s warm clothes.

Big Mistake!

Mr. Roamer just told me its suppose to be 100 this week…. So yeah I should have just not taken out the kids clothes. Full confession. They are still sprawled out across the extra bed in Jr’s room.

I just couldn’t take it anymore. Should have listened to that still quite voice inside saying I’d had enough. I’d had enough of separating and sorting and…. well you get the idea. Oh well.

Deep breath maybe I’ll work on it during the week.

How about you? Do you ever start cleaning stuff out finish feeling accomplished enough to start round 2 only to say. “What the hell was I thinking?”

Ha-ha you have to laugh to keep from crying.

Anyways lets move it along to the good stuff.


3 day weekend! hello! Nothing is more wonderful then having an extra day off! Fantasy is this what retirement will feel like?

Nuff said.

Also I might be double dipping but last week I was also really happy about calculating the traveling wallet family’s progress so far financially. You know this is a finance focused blog but for all my progress for some reason the financial articles are the hardest to spit out onto the paper.


401k Status
401k Status

But these numbers at least show you I’m not messing around. Even though I might have trouble articulating what we do exactly it is definitely something I give lots of thought to and that we are making great progress in.

Maybe you can just ask me some specific questions in the comments? Answering them might be easier then me guessing about what you want to know financially.

So like I was saying we are doing well in the financial department so much so that I decided to add the goal of maxing out our IRAs as well. I’ll be honest its a soft goal. First and foremost is meeting all the other preset goals.

Would you like to know our monthly expenses? How is a family of 4 in California saving so much?

Let me know I’ve been playing around with the idea of doing a monthly expenditure review.

Don’t forget to leave me a comment with your financial questions? Do you think I should do a monthly expense report? And have you ever walked away in the middle of organizing?

The Roamer traveling wallet




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