Lately, I have been thinking a lot about how I can have more interaction with you, the audience. As I work full time, I often need to film my videos in advance to allow myself the time to be able to edit, upload and post them. Sometimes this leaves me feeling like my videos lack context and currency. While I am not able to change this method of working any time soon, I have been searching for a way in which you are able to see more of my thinking processes rather than just the outcomes. Enter the ‘Stuff I’m Into’ series.
This series is my version of monthly ‘favourites’ videos. While there will be some products featured at times, the content covers a wide range of things I’m interested in, including, but not limited to the topics of minimalism, cats, and anything else that’s going on in my mind, really.
Below is a brief summary of what I’m into in June. This post includes affiliate links.
- Wax wraps. I have been trying to find ways to reduce my plastic use, and was thrilled when a friend showed me their wax wraps. Wax wraps are pieces of fabric coated in wax that can morph to whatever form you shape them around. They are washable and reusable, which means I no longer have a need for cling wrap in my kitchen. Now I have a way to protect half eaten food without using plastic.
- Merino tights. We all know how I feel about merino wool, so I’m not going to go over that yet again. As the season is turning, I have gone back to wearing my merino wool tights for warmth. Mine are a merino blend, and I wouldn’t recommend them, as they are thin and have developed holes very quickly. I would suggest that if you want to protect yourself appropriately, you invest in a pair of 100% merino tights, such as these Minus33 tights.
- Jane Milburn. I am currently reading Slow Clothing: Finding Meaning in What We Wear by Jane Milburn. This book is a beautifully presented meditation on creating a new relationship with our clothing. Full of photographs featuring her own creations, Jane discusses her philosophy on recycling and upcycling garments to create new meaning. Jane and I both recently took part in Common Threads, a sustainability event at The Sound Temple. I have had the pleasure of meeting her, and there is a little collaboration between us coming soon!
- YouTube channels. This month I am watching two YouTube channels religiously, Frank James and Helpful Vancouver Vet. Charismatic Frank James explores his Myers Briggs personality type and talks about his feelings. I see myself reflected in a lot of his content, which probably means it is time for me to complete the test again. Dr Burstyn of Helpful Vancouver Vet presents short videos about dog and cat care. The cats are amazing.
- USA. I have finally started thinking about my trip to Washington State and New York City in late September/ early October. Aside from visiting my favourite aunt, I want to find content for my Intentional Living series. In this series I interview individuals, groups or business who live or create in a mindful manner. I would love to be able to find some contenders for these sorts of interviews while I’m in the US, so please let me know if you know of any interesting individuals or businesses that would be appropriate for this series.
Recently, as always, I have been thinking about the future direction of A Small Wardrobe. Unless I am overwhelmed with work, I am often thinking about what I can do to add more value to your experience here. Below are some of the things I have been working on.
- I have been brainstorming ways to connect more closely with readers and viewers. The Stuff I’m Into series is another step in achieving more communication.
- I am re-working the theme I am using on this site. I am hoping to make A Small Wardrobe more user friendly as well as aesthetically pleasing. Lately I have felt the home page is too crammed, while simultaneously neglecting to communicate its purpose effectively. I am slowly redesigning things, so if you have noticed some changes, that is why. I will post about the changes properly when they are complete.
- I have added a ‘resource’ page to the links menu. I want to create a more meaningful experience for people who visit me here. I have uploaded some free content that you can use right now. I am currently working on creating more downloadable PDFs.
- I have added extra tiers to my Patreon account. This means that I will be able to spend one on one time with users who want individual help with their own minimalist journeys.
As Australia has officially moved into the cold season, there is a general theme of ‘winter’ through my content in June. There will be a couple of videos showing you how I am updating my wardrobe for winter, general wardrobe organisation, and potentially a review.
Below is my first Stuff I’m Into video.
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