Cleaned, but not Organized
I was surrounded by a sea of clothes, and just as the rolling waves in the real ocean would make me nauseous, so did the HUGE pile of clothes that do not fit me. Sickening, but good motivation to reclaim my wardrobe. Especially since I cannot afford new clothes right now and for a while to come!
But, due to the sheer volume of clothes I have acquired over the years, I would have lost my bet. I have more clothes than I thought left to fill my closet and dresser.
Here are the after pics:
- I hung my very seldomly used skirts on the back wall so as not to use up precious hanger space:
- I limited myself to three seldom used sweatshirts on each pile on top, since I could not reach any higher.
- I wonder what I can do with that extra space?
- I also made sure things I use every day, like my running shoes, are extremely accessible.
- Finished product (dresser is finished too, but no pics):
Dresser is now organized into short sleeved shirts (all long sleeved are hanging), often used sweatshirts, PJs, exercise shirts, shorts and capris, underwear and socks. I still have a lot of stuff (who knew? The answer is...Mike), but it all fits now, no overflow. The key here was to get rid of my excess, and I had it lucky - my excess didn't fit, so out it went!
I feel good!
My shoes are now in a shoe organizer, one that was already there, but I was not using efficiently.
The one problem: This is not "Hurricane Cheryle"-proof. It can go back to the way it was at any time if I lose my diligence. Which happens all the time. So, I would consider this cleaned, but not yet fully organized. I still need a way to make it "mistake proof."