Over the last month or so every time I walked into my master closet I could hear my friend and radio show co-host, Tracy say, “Organization requires maintenance.”
She is usually standing like this in my head…
Isn’t that an annoying mental picture?
“Well, excuuuuuuse me.” I say back using my best Steve Martin impersonation. “I’m too busy to bother AND I don’t feel like it.”
It’s not that bad.
I enjoy these conversations I have in my head with Tracy because I always win the argument, at least for a while.
I organized my closet last year using our Signature Organizing Method, END CLTR. I had definitely neglected the maintenance part. This week I finally I got annoyed with the mess and I felt bad for my husband who shares the other side of the closet with me. I took action and this became my Summer Project #10 – Master Closet Deep Clean. See all my Summer Projects here.
Normally it doesn’t take me too long to get my closet picked up and put back in order. This time took me a little longer because I decided to purge a bit. Fall is around the corner. I usually take some time in the fall and spring to go through my clothes and make a trip to Goodwill.
My donate bag gets filled quickly.
Do you know Goodwill takes unmatched socks and ripped clothing?! I learned so much about what to donate in our interview with Tamara Morris from Goodwill. Listen to the radio show, To Donate or Not To Donate: That Is The Question for great information on the subject.
I also take time to deep clean. I dust and vacuum. It’s amazing the dust on shoes.
I rearranged a few items too. I moved my scarves to a couple of non-slip hangers. You can see them in the left side of the following picture.
Here is my bench by the window.
Ahhh. Much better.
I also moved my jackets and blazers (is that a hip word?) next to my t-shirts. I hang my t-shirts. Another brilliant Tracy tip. Seriously. I work from home a lot. T-shirts are my wardrobe staple. They are always wrinkle free and ready to go.
I moved dress pants or slacks (as Tracy calls them-definitely not a hip word) to the corner on my longer rod. They are next to my dresses. I don’t wear those items quite as much.
Lastly, I put my tops and blouses in color order. The colors of the rainbow plus the neutrals: Red, orange, yellow, green, blue, indigo (purple), violet (pink), cream, brown, black, grey and white.
It really does help me see what colors I have and what I might want to add. It now feels so calm when I walk into my closet.
“Why do I let it get so messy?” I ask myself.
Don’t answer that, Tracy.
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