I want an organized home, and while it’s a slow go, it feels great to have the linen and coat closets STILL so put together, and our bedroom feeling like a place we can actually relax in.
It was time to tackle the “closet”. I figured I would also add in my drawers as well, since they were a mess! Gosh, it seems this whole house is a mess.. And I thought I WAS more organized then this.
I find that going through cloths can be difficult. I’ve recently learned we can develop an emotional attachment to our STUFF, and well I’ve got some emotional attachments to some garments I own.
I know I haven’t worn them in FOREVER.. 6 to 7 years to be exact, but they are SO full of memories. I know, it’s silly to be talking about a T-Shirt this way. But I did buy it while in Hawaii, serving in the US Navy. So, it’s got some interesting memories attached.
But that’s just it. It’s memories. And quite frankly, I STILL remember them, even though I have not pulled out that t-shirt to conjure those memories up.
It was time to let go.
It’s not a BIG change in looks, but at least they fit better. The whole thing was ready to fall over before. Now I can GET to the clothes much better. Mine are organized by color. I also decided to put my husbands clothes on the bottom and mine on top. His were getting in the way of my hangers and I found it hard to hang my clothes. This system seems to work better. Granted, his clothes drag a bit, but that’s the price he has to pay with being tall.
I pulled ALL our clothes off and just dumped dumped dumped.
I learned two things:
- I had lots to dump.
- I don’t like MOST of my clothes.
Not a fun thing to figure out. I do believe this is part of the reason I can’t find much to wear anymore. I HAD to keep some of them, so I could HAVE clothes. I went back through the pile to pick out clothes that I kinda liked.
I don’t loathe my clothes. Don’t get me wrong. Just don’t feel like “OH YES this is perfect! I feel like ME” in them. There are a couple that I feel this way with, and sadly I wore them so much I stained them.. BUMMER! Don’t you hate that? I still keep them. Need some good house clothes.
The drawers are something I go through each year it seems. I already have somewhat of a system. But laziness has a way with me, and the piles build. Soon, I am struggling to close these drawers!
It was time to purge. I had some pregnancy clothes in there that needed to be put in the “maybe someday we will have another baby pregnancy clothes box” and dumped a few that I have no interest in anymore. I do have to say I like most of my pants.
I put that smiley face in front of the bras and underwear. No need to show you EVERY detail.
I like to use shoe boxes to segregate the top drawer. I have socks in one, underwear in another, and bras in yet another.
On the path to an organized home is refreshing! One step at a time, beating laziness down. Because once a project is done, it has to be KEPT clean in order to have complete success in this venture.
So far so good!
What I learned from cleaning my closet and drawers:
- Learn to love the clothes I have.
- Shoe boxes are great drawer organizers.
- Maintain maintain maintain!
Have you organized your closet? Any tips on how you keep it organized?
Next week we tackle the basement aka the kids playroom!