I have discovered I have quite fewer clothes than most women, and even sometimes that feels like too much. When you have easy access to a washer and dryer, you can do several loads a week, and therefore just keep washing the same few things.

I remember my ex-husband had 4 pairs of pants and he wanted to buy 2 more, and I thought: why? You can wear each several times already, and wash them regularly. You really only need 2 or 3.

There are two schools of thought: ample clothes for a fun, imaginative wardrobe...or minimal clothes for a peaceful home.

I can't imagine having a bigger pile of laundry than I already do. I find my just-manageable pile quite enough, and I'm fine wearing the same items over and over.

Is the size of the "laundry pile" a consideration for you? Do you have a minimal closet, or do you enjoy shopping and building your collection?