Friday, May 20, 2011
Now is a perfect time to get my clothes organised. I find that the change in seasons gives me the motivation I need to do some "clothes rotation" work. I've had my summer dresses and singlets etc hanging in the easiest-to-access area in the front of my wardrobe, with winter clothing stored up high in clear boxes, labelled. So I have been swapping them over- warm long sleeved tops and jackets come down out of storage, and up go the skimpy clothes that I definitely don't wear during autumn/ winter.
I always hang like with like- so all the dresses together, all the t-shirts together, jackets together and so on. I also group the clothes into like colours, so its so much easier to find what I am looking for. I love wearing colourful clothes and I love seeing my clothes lined up in the wardrobe like a rainbow- reds together, blues together, and on the end are the blacks and greys.
The same goes for intimate apparel- out comes my warm woollen tights and cuddly bed socks, to the front of the sock drawer. I make the most of the vast space up above my built-in closet, there's usually a shelf up there in most homes that goes all the way to the ceiling. Once you have a sturdy step-ladder and a few big plastic boxes with lids, you can really make use of that space. By storing the clothes you wont wear right now, it really opens up the wardrobe so that your clothes aren't crammed and being crushed.
While I am doing this clothes rotation, I keep my eye out for any clothes to be donated to charity. I take them straight to the laundry to be washed and once dried pack them into a garbage bag and placed in the car, so that I won't forget to deliver them. Otherwise the bag might sit somewhere in the house for months and never make it to the op-shops.
I could go on and on with tips for great wardrobe organisation, but will leave the rest for future posts :-) I hope you have a happy and productive weekend. Tomorrow I am having Sunny, nephew Jamie and another friend Hiari over for some knitting and crochet- a little craft circle :-) I cant wait.