56. Keep your clothes for at least 10 years.


If your clothes are 3650 days old, what monumental memories will accompany them? Think of that Rolling Stones concert t-shirt, or the pair of jeans that survived 36 hours of travel delays from Uganda. 


Realize all clothing will not sustain a 10-year duration…or should. For example, we believe a shorter 'keep-life' category exists for items such as socks and…underwear. 


In other words, do NOT overwear your underwear. 


To help you 'Keep your clothes for at least 10 years,' here’s a simple 2-step process:


  1. Buy timeless, sturdy fabrics 
  2. Then, laundry. 


Your Future You supports 'Keeping your clothes for at least 10 years' because then your Future You will own a set wardrobe, instead of doom scrolling future-fashion tik-tok trends. This frees your Future You to devote time and energy to travel hacking safari delays, choosing important under garments, and forever seeing Rolling Stones concerts. 


P.S. - It's been reported that Corporate Housing companies help 'Keep your clothes for at least 10 years' because, our properties mirror sturdy and long-lasting vetements with timeless housing styles. And while 10 years is typically longer than most of our monthly housing inquiries, we love working with anyone who requests Gimme Shelter…for 30 days or longer. 


P.P.S - The Rolling Stones are all about keeping things rolling for a long time.  They are releasing their first studio album in 18 years later this month…with a concert in the US to follow in 2024… 


Why does this ‘Future You’ Series exist? What’s it about?  

  1. Promote easy, quirky sustainable practices that are NOT preachy, or guilt-ridden and without a focus on the ‘saving the planet’ (hint: the planet is going to survive no matter what we do). 

  2. A playful post of simple ways to sorta improve our lives, and the lives of those we love. Also improve our future lives… by taking playful action today. 

  3. Still reading? Cool. We think you’re amazing and full of joyful zest. 

This series is based off ‘105 Simple Sustainable actions’ - from Stephane Omsanski’s article in Parade from 2021.


56. Keep your clothes for at least 10 years.

Just as you should keep your phone for as long as it works, you should also keep your clothes for at least a decade. That's how long it takes to make the purchase "worth it" from a sustainability standpoint