Thursday, January 5, 2012

Your clothes closet

To me, January is a time for new beginnings. It is time to regroup, and rethink the processes that have worked or have not worked during the last year.

The top ten New Years Resolutions are: More family time, Fitness, Diet, Get out of debt, Quit smoking/drinking, Enjoy more life, Learn something new, Help others and Get Organized.

These are the areas I am going to write on this year, since we all set goals in the same areas, I hope that you will read something that will help you towards your own personal goals.

Get Organized
Start with your clothes closet.

Do you know how long it has been since you wore that shirt? Do those jeans even fit you? Why do you have sandals at the bottom of your closet from last summer?

Scott says...Try this: 
Hang all your shirts/skirts/dresses and even pants on hangers, backwards. 
That's right, place each piece of clothing on a hanger and place it backwards on the rod.

When you wear something (after it is washed) it goes back on the hanger, which is turned around and placed on the rod the right way.

In a few months, you will see what you do not wear, because the hangers will still be backwards. 
Get rid of these items, and leave room for the clothes you actually wear.

You can see here the hangers in action...

It would be smart to do this 2 times a year. We usually choose January and July. 
This way you still have out the seasonal clothes, so you can see what you really wear.

Jenny's closet

Scott's closet

Scott and I try to keep only the clothes we wear. Usually when we buy some new clothes, we get rid of some as well, so there is always some space. We keep shoes in bins according to season, under the bed and in the front hall closet. We keep a space at the bottom of each closet for a dirty clothes hamper (one for each of us!) 

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