Happy Monday! I hope everyone had a blessed weekend. Over the weekend, while I was attempting to go to sleep one night, I was thinking about blog topics for the week and this challenge popped into my head. I forgot to fill y’all in on how this idea came to be. In my first post, I stated I was using it as my motivation to get my new closets in shape, but that is not what initially started the idea.
One of my not-so-fun weekend tasks is laundry. Have I mentioned how much I hate doing laundry? That stuff seriously multiplies every minute, I feel. I think I was folding my next to last basket of clothing and putting it away when I realized I had ran out of hangers for my clothes.
Side note: My husband and I use different hangers in our closet. More on that later.
After looking through my side of the closet piece-by-piece, I realized I had definitely ran out of hangers. No hangers meant I had to pile my clothes over a chair until I found more hangers or wore more clothes, so it freed up a hanger. I HATE having to do this!
As I am walking through my house looking for a black slim hanger, I tell myself…
I guess I need to purchase some more hangers!
Ummm…. Then, I stopped dead in my tracks and did a mental rewind.
Buy more hangers? That is not the solution to this problem. Instead, I need to free up hangers that I already have.
There are clothes in my closet that I never wear. Clothes that I pass every morning and say, “maybe tomorrow.” Clothes that I keep around because I swear I am going to wear them underneath a top or that I am scared I will want once they are gone.
Well, that mindset is going out the window. If I haven’t wore it in over a year, don’t like the way it looks on me, or just straight do not like the item…
It is going!
I really need to develop the one-in one-out idea that a few people I know use to help control their closets. You buy a shirt, then you must get rid of another one. I have tried it in the past, but I guess I had trouble parting with some of my clothes.
So, I am going to tackle every closet with that mindset. Buying new storage bins and hangers is not always the solution to the problem. Sometimes, we have to re-evaluate our spaces and determine what is worth keeping and what is worth letting go.