Monday, February 20, 2012

1 Year to an Organized Life - February Week 4

This week you can:
  • organize all the clothes in your bedroom closet, shelves and drawers
  • organize your handbag
  • learn what to avoid
In the closet, be sure that all like clothing is together.  All pants together, long sleeve blouses, short sleeve, dresses, skirts, etc.  I hang my dresses first at one end and then pants and then makes sense to me because then all the long things are together and they get shorter as you go down the bar.  This way all of the open floor space is also together.  Also be sure to put together clothes that are for a single purpose, like all my workout clothes are in the part of the bar that curves into the next straight part in the corner of my side of the closet.  

In this pic you see my sock drawer.  I could probably whittle this down a little more now that I'm not working, I'll come back to that.  But what I like is that they are folded in half (never make a ball out of your socks or fold one down over the will stretch out and you will be forever bending down to pull it up!) and then I have colors together.  If there is a pattern I put it with the dominant color.  The row all the way to the left are heavier than the others.  My office was ice cold so I needed these then.  I could probably get rid of half of them....I will probably do that on catch up week!  The thing I love the most about my sock drawer is that now when I do laundry, I don't dread putting my socks away.  Have you ever felt like that?  I don't mind doing laundry.  I don't mind hanging or folding, but I used to just hate to put it away.  I'm sure that had to do with lack of organization and room.  Now it doesn't bother me at all!

Now the purse.....there is a challenge!  I like (and don't like!) what Regina says on page 61.  We don't have to carry everything around that might be needed, "let someone else be the girl scout!"  That's a hard one for me....I LIKE to be the girl scout!  And it's a hard habit to break when you grew up around women who saved and carried everything because "you never know when you might need it."  But I have done better!  My purse is much smaller, but I would like it smaller still.  I have gotten smaller coin purse type things to keep like things cards and cash, restaurant and store coupons, migraine meds and bandaids.  This makes it so much easier to switch purses too.  Just grab all the little pouches and throw them in the next one.  Another good idea is to use one of those really small cross body kind of purses to hold cash, credit cards, and your phone and then keep it in a larger bag or tote.  This way if you only want the basics you can pull this out and leave the bag behind.

How are you feeling?  By now you should have your kitchen and on your way to having your bedroom completely organized.  These are probably the two rooms you spend the most time in so if you are like me at all you're feeling a whole let better about your house and now actually looking forward to the next sections!

Until Next Time.....

1 comment:

  1. Found your blog through Regina Leeds' Facebook page -- I've been enjoying your posts!