As some others might be in the same situation as mube... I like to share a method which could be helpfully to get handled with the "tiny space" on small boats (e.g. 24 foot monohulls) or bigger Trimarans (enough space on a Tri one will find earlierst at the size of 50-60 foot, e.g. the Exception 52
or the 63 Foot Kurt Hughes Design
I suppose I started with the wrong question... as following the advices of Tiny House blogger Alex Pino
makes sense as I just read here "How To Completely Simplify your Wardrobe Right Now.
Let fix shortly the headlines, a simple 3 plus 1 = 4 step method:
Step 1: Find Your Outcome
What do you want your wardrobe to be like? Crave a closet that is super simple and only contains what you absolutely love and want to use. So let's make it happen! Visualize that picture in your mind of YOUR closet... Simplified. With only the clothes that makes you happy and feels comfy.
Step 2: Gather Favorites
All you have to do to find your favorite clothes is get ALL of your laundry
done. Be sure it's empty and that all of your clothes are put away completely. Do it today. Right now, if you can.
For the next 3-4 days whatever lands in your laundry
basket are your favorites. These are the clothes you want to be sure to keep. The rest, is questionable and needs to be piled in categories.
Step 3: Create Keep/Give/Sell Piles
You've got your favorites safely kept away (see step 1 and 2). This should only be 3-4 days worth of clothes. The rest is just too much! If you're in a tiny house (aka small monohull
or narrow (but speedy) Trimaran), you don't need THAT much clothes! Now set up three piles.
Seasonal clothing goes in your keep file along with whatever else you might need on occasion. This might not be everyday clothes, but ones that you'd miss if you got rid of because you NEED them. You're probably going to run into lots of sentimental clothing items that you DON'T NEED. If you want, keep them in storage. But another option is to “digitalize” them by taking a photo
you can keep and then emailing it to yourself and keeping it in your email
archive. This way you can look at it whenever/wherever.
Your give pile is for clothes that's pretty worn and of pretty low value. You can also use the give pile if you don't want to spend that much time doing this because selling your clothes for money takes a little bit of extra effort. You can take this pile to a church, Salvation Army, and a number of other places, neighborhoods, family
members, friends in need, and organizations that help.
Alternatively you can sell your slightly used clothing in a number of ways. You can have a garage/yard sale
or you can list your clothing one by one on eBay to get a few dollars for each item. You can also drop your clothes off at a resale/consignment shop specifically for pre-owned clothes.
Step 4: Take Action and Finish!
Now that you've got your piles you're ready to begin taking action. Store the clothes that you're keeping and begin to process your give and sell piles until you've finished. If you have a lot of clothes to shed off, simply pace yourself. Some people need a month or two because they have so much while others can do it all in a weekend.
That makes sense, isnt ??? Its the right way to put the saddle on the horse. And then see how much space it needs. Probably not a lot anymore. :-)
Keep sharing your experiences as long distance sailor with "lack of space for big wardrobe". :-)