So, this was not really where I was hoping we would start this simplifying process. But what Tsh says in her post makes sense – we women do need to take care of ourselves. And lately, my mornings have been pretty hectic…evidently that happens when you don’t get all the laundry done and you’re not sure where your clothes or shoes are!
I have clothes that need mending hanging from the top of my closet, stacked on the shelf, and driving me crazy. Methinks I need to add a mending day into this month. There’s also clothing that needs to journey to the dry cleaners, laundry that I haven’t had time for, and shoes that are pretty much everywhere. Yep, a good place to start decluttering.
Honestly, I just did a fairly thorough job on the closet when I was on Christmas break, so this time it only a few hours. I pulled everything out, dusted, swept, cleaned, sorted…
Tried on a LOT of clothes with my trusty mirror and my college-age sister for reference, and got rid of more clothes than I expected to. I also sorted through my hubby’s clothes, but since he doesn’t have much outside of uniforms and a few church clothes, that didn’t take long.
The shoes only took a few minutes – and I only got rid of one pair. I also threw the sneakers in the wash – ick!
I did sort the closet by color. I’ve done that for a long time, but it never occurred to me to use the rainbow for a reference before.
Making good use of the shoe boxes I have made my shoes organized in a hurry.
This pile just needs to go to the thrift store. From now on, I’m really thinking I should be more intentional about the clothing I buy. I’d really like to get in the habit of a “one thing in, one thing out” mentality.
The closet turned out so good, I ended up cleaning the entire bedroom. The only thing still to do is sort through the dresser drawers…and I just flat ran out of time for that!
No problem – that’s what spring break is for!