Yep….maybe it was the New Year, or Emily Ley’s book “A Simplified Life”, or Marie Kondo’s netflix series on tidying that fired me up to purge and organize my closet. But whatever the reason friends, I did it!! And I LOVE it! What is it about organizing and purging that makes your feel so good?!?
I also do really think that besides feeling really good, there are so many positives to having an organized space. I now can find everything I own instead of it being buried at the bottom of a drawer. It is also helps with time efficiency when you are picking out your clothes, socks, or PJ’s. For one, they are all easily seen and accessible for a quick grab, and two you are only going through things you actually wear instead of sifting through many clothes or shoes (or whatever) that you won’t use.
Lets take a peek at the before. Now, honestly it is not horrible. But its amazing what a couple hours and purging did to make this closet 1. cleaner and 2. more efficiently used.
Tips for Keep it vs. Get rid of it
- Does it fit right?
- Have you worn it in the last year?
- Do you love it?
If you do not answer yes to all 3 of these questions….get rid of it! I make 2 or 3 piles when I am doing something like this. One for goodwill and one for maybe a resale shop or to sell online. Some stuff is nice and brand new but it ended up not fitting like you imagined and now it just sits collecting dust! Those are great items to resell.
I used this method for everything in our closet from shoes, to jewelry, to purses, to socks, underwear and bras. It is crazy how much stuff you end up with that you didn’t need! Decluttering helps free your mind for other areas that are more important! I personally need a clean, organized home because it feels good. We are so busy with work, activities, kids sports, etc. that when you are home it’s so important to feel at peace.
After I had read the book by Emily Ley and was ready to tackle my closet I happened to come across an amazing instagram account @lifewithjeneral. She has an amazing feed all about organizing. What I took away was the folding method she uses. Oh my goodness guys, I am LOVING my new drawers! It is a file folder method and it is so good. You can see everything!! There were leggings at the bottom of my drawer I forgot I owned!
When things are organized, your days just run smoother. And friends, who doesn’t love that??!! Especially if you have kids. We all know life can get chaotic with kids, so why not make one thing in your life easy and stress free!!
Now enjoy the afters of the whole closet!!!
Now who is ready now to tackle their closet? Pease leave a comment below if you are taking on that challenge. Or even better, send me a finished picture! I would love to see what you have done and celebrate with you!!