We recently moved our base to a new location in Penang, so we got a chance to purge ( which we do with every move and trip) and we FINALLY threw out my 12 year old fashionista daughter's favorite shorts. What is OMG funny about my 25 kilo/55 lb. model?
These GAP shorts are size 12 months, so she has been wearing them for 12 YEARS! You can see her wearing them in Italy in 2008, in ancient Pergamum in Turkey in 2007, more Italy and through out the blog.
She is healthy as a horse, but inherited the skinny genes, so only seems to grow up and not out, thus wears her clothes for a long time, but sometimes it makes us giggle at the absurdity. Thankfully, she is also very neat by nature, so that helps too as well as never using a dryer. The top is also a baby gift that Grandma bought long before we left.
"You have succeeded in
life when all you really want is only what you really need." - Vernon Howard
"Too many people spend money they
to buy things they don't want, to impress people they don't like." - Will Rogers
BEST TIP FOR FRUGAL FAMILIES AND MINIMALISTS?
DON"T SPEND! Buy few things, but buy quality that you love ( I got these at an extreme off-season sale when she was a baby) and then keep them until they wear out or are outgrown. Some of our favorite things on this trip, we had for years before leaving and are still happily using them!
If you want freedom, avoid over consumerism and teach that value to your children, as happiness does not come from things! We save a small fortune with our minimalist frugal wardrobes and less stuff makes travel and life easier.