I am lucky that I have a large wardrobe all to myself. As someone who rarely buys new clothes and can trace some of the items in her wardrobe back 20 years, you’d think that sorting it out would be a breeze. All I can say is, oh help!This is just MOST of the clutter that lives in my wardrobe. What you can’t see in this photo are my clothes, shoes, spare sewing machine, guitar, and FIVE Really Useful Boxes of family memories.
With everything out of the wardrobe, it got a good clean and I enjoyed a brief look at the clutter free space *deep contented sigh*.
The easy part of the tidy was sorting through the clothes. Out went everything that didn’t suit me or would never fit even with the best diet in the world and industrial strength Spanx. The shoes have practical storage boxes so they were stacked up on the floor of the wardrobe, and all the other clothes were returned in a vague order to the hanging rails. Clothing for camp plus anything that doesn’t get used often was stored under the bed, and my camp bedding plus my spare camp bedding were stored in zip up storage bags and put on the top shelf.
Next, two of the memory boxes containing school books were relocated to the Craftyguidelets’ bedrooms and the other three were put back into my wardrobe. My Guide bag was allocated a shelf and everything else was put into piles – craft, bags, WI, Guides, sports stuff, books and other stuff. Craft stuff was moved to my over-stuffed office/craft room to be fought over another day, WI stuff was allocated a shelf in the wardrobe, books moved back downstairs and everything to be kept was found a home.
I now have a tidy bedroom and a tidy wardrobe. Mr CG managed to part with some shoes and a few clothes as well so another success.
This week on the A Bowl Full of Lemons blog the organisation challenge is Kid’s Closets. Littlest Craftyguidelet has just had new bedroom furniture so her wardrobe is pristine. Eldest needs her one sorted out though so that’s my challenge now, but not until she’s out of the way at school!
Are you still on track with your Spring cleaning?