The “Emperor” knew you needed a place for your “new clothes.” But how do you keep your clothing and closet clean? If fashion is your passion, watch this video for tips to organize your pants and skirts and shirts.
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Hi. I’m Lorie Marrero, creator of The Clutter Diet Book and on-line program, and today we’re going to talk about two categories of clothing you probably didn’t realize you have. One is called “the daily rejects,” those things that you tried on and decided not to wear before you left the house, and the other category is called “in-betweeners,” the things that are not quite clean, not quite dirty, but they are not fresh enough to put back in the drawer with the other clothes.
So what do we do with these things? Many of you have told me that you have a famous chair in your bedroom where everything piles up and feels overwhelming through the week. So let’s look at this with a fresh set of eyes and have some strategies and maintenance around these categories of clothes.
First of all, you can pick out your clothing the night before. If you’re in a hurry in the morning, you’re going to make these hasty decisions; you’re going to feel rushed; you’re going to forget that that shirt is too small, or that one’s missing a button, so you can figure that out the night before and it will streamline your morning. You will have fewer things in the daily reject pile. Secondly though, it would be better if you’d clean out your closet and make sure everything in your closet fits and flatters you today. No things that are too small, too big, all of those things are eliminated. Some of the things that need alterations can be fixed, and whatever doesn’t work for you, donate that to Goodwill so that people can get use out of it, it’ll make someone else happy, and it brings jobs and job training to your community.
So you can prevent a lot of this stuff by just having your clothing figured out in a more strategic way. With the “in-betweener” clothes, I’m standing here in my closet, I have a hook on the back of the door that has a T-shirt that I’m probably going to wear again around the house and some pajamas that I’m going to wear again before I wash them. I have whatever is “in-between” on this hook and then on laundry day, if I haven’t worn it again, I just go ahead and throw it in the laundry. The key is having a maintenance system like that that I just mentioned, so I have a rule for myself about what stays there and how long. If you have things that are “in-betweeners” that are on this chair in the pile with the daily rejects, you can have a rule about that too. If it’s every Saturday you want to clear the chair off, or if it’s every night you want to clear the chair off, decide what feels good to you and stick to that rule so that you’ll have a maintenance process in place for these categories.
So, if you want to organize your closet even better, you could use these simple division garment organizers. This is my own product; it’s for sale in The Container Store. You can also find it on Amazon, and it just helps you find and sort and put away your clothes more easily. You can put our labels on them or you could put your own labels on if that makes sense to you, and it just helps you keep your closet maintained in a more simple way.
If you’d like to find out more about that, there are links with the description here, and we will see you next time. May you always be happy and grateful for having more than enough.
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