It's time to put away the sweaters and bring out the sundresses! So I took some time to clean out my closet and switch my wardrobe from winter to summer...
Warning... what lies behind these doors is not a pretty sight!
I warned you!
This whole thing started because I couldn't find my Simply Vera by Vera Wang pajamas... seriously the most comfortable set of bed time fashion I have ever owned... They were no where to be found and I was seriously fed up with the mess my closet had become. I had weeks of laundry to do and nothing was where it belonged.
I'll be honest, when you're a soloprenuer, most times, you barely have time to eat or sleep let alone clean or do laundry! I have been known to buy a few new pairs of underwear to hold out on doing laundry! In this case I just needed to leave my studio and take the time to clean. I mean there is my video game set up under there that you can't even see! My poor PS4 is covered in sweaters! The mess wasn't going to be contained by my closet doors for much longer... and even though I could shut the doors I knew it was still there... Plus I just really wanted to find my pj's.
The first step I took was to take out all the empty hangers and clothes that I had not worn in months with no intentions of wearing again. This creates space to maneuver the clothes that you do need to have in your closet and makes room for the ones that were in laundry hamper exile (now in the wash) that will now need a place to live. I then take the clothes that I know I don't need anymore and put them into a bag for my friends to go through... whats left I donate to my church.
I try to do this at least once a season.
I also discovered that where I had my shoe rack just wasn't working and the bins that were meant to organized things were just acting as catch alls. So I got a little creative... nothing really á la pinterest but still totally switching things up. I moved my shoe rack to the top shelf and turned my bins on their sides. This allowed me to actually see everything and doesn't give me the opportunity to try and hide mess. There is truth to the saying "Out of sight, out of mind" Having everything in sight forces me to stay extra tidy! I also invested in a scarf and belt holder I found at Target for three dollars! Such a good investment let me tell you! I used to keep all my scarves in one of my bins and because I couldn't see them I always forgot to wear them... this is no longer the case.
Ta-Da!!! All clean! Now you can see my little guilty pleasure that is my video game set up. I also hung up a few herb and floral sachets to add a lovely scents to my wardrobe along with cedar sticks to keep things safe. This new set up functions so much better then the old way that I had things. I now can see my shoes and have a great place to store my purses and hats. I also did find my pajamas!