So how did the closet organization go this week? I worked on mine one cold day when the park would have been out of the question. My daughter helped. While I tossed out clothes, she played dress up, wrapping my scarves around her neck, stocking my old purses with tickets from a nearby kid´s play area, and trying on shoes that I can´t even walk in.
We put all of my colors together: red blouses with other reds, blues with blues, whites with whites. It has made it so easy this week to get what I want out of the closet. I also took out one pair of shoes for my daughter to wear, as she was in the habit of rummaging through my closet, disorganizing everything, wearing my shoes, and then leaving them in places that I still can´t find. I think when we move out of this home we´ll locate eight or ten shoes that match other shoes I currently own. Now my daughter has one old pair of my sandals in her closet to do with what she wants.
I also went through my dresser while I was at it. I tossed out all the old stuff: too tight t-shirts, too short shorts, and under clothes that were ripped and beaten. In the end, we gave away four bags of clothes, shoes, and accessories that I haven´t worn in a long time, and my closet is no longer scary looking!
Next week, let´s work on the kitchen. I challenge you all to go through your spice cabinet and toss out old spices, organize the ones that you have, wipe down all containers and shelves, and email me with any great tips you have for cleaning the cabinet.
Lisa from Florida wrote in last week regarding straightening up her closets and said that she found an old pair of pants she hadn´t seen in three years, and they still fit! See what a little organization can do?!
Happy Tuesday, readers.