I’m not sure about you, but when it comes time to get dressed in the morning, I’m only about half awake. In the closet, everything is a blur. And OK, I’ll admit I’m not winning any awards for putting clothes away. And my family, bless them, tries to also help by putting away my clothes when helping with laundry. So here is it, let me air my (not so dirty) laundry. Here is a peek at my closet getting at it’s worst!
But I’m already a grumpy morning person and it makes me more grumpy to search and hunt for the pair of pants or jeans I want to wear. So I had to come up with something that made it easier for putting away my pants so I could easily find them before my morning coffee. And secretly, to help my family when they put away my jeans that I can find them every time I go to the closet, even if I wasn’t the one to put them away.
Probably like you, I have several different pairs of similar colored jeans. When hanging in the closet, they all look the same. Problem is, one is skinny, one is crop and one boot cut. (Or whatever the current fashion that is coming back that I swore I wouldn’t succumb too). I never seem to guess right when selecting the dark denim. Then for some reason, it doesn’t set my mood right for my day. So this system works smoothly to make my morning brighter so I can be a better person to the people I get to encounter and be with the rest of the day. Seems like a little thing, but it’s amazing taking a little simple task and making it more organized can make 0r break a mood.
So I had to make a plan. Off to the craft store I went. On my list was tags, twine and most definitely new hangers. I found just what I was looking for at Michaels. I really like their Recollections Line. (Go to Michaels and search Recollections)
Here is how I organized my pants in my closet.
First, I had to make a list of all my jeans. This also allowed time for me to go through each pair of jeans, try them on, deicide if these are still my fit and style or if they needed to be donated or altered. You can’t tell, from the photo, but I had to bring my phone back for some tunes! I turned on my favorite Spotify playlist for the task. (ahh, ya, I took it back to the early 90’s for this one).
After my list was complete, I wrote the names of each pair of jeans on each tag. Make sure the tags are all facing the same way so when you’re scanning your closet, you can easily read each tag.
This system works! Like all things getting organized, this takes time in the beginning to get there. But once this simple system is in place, it just works all on it’s own. Looking to put away that pair of jeans from the wash? No need hunt down that random hanger. It’s the one right there. The empty one that you properly labeled. This is an inexpensive and simple solution. And it lends itself into the saying “loving what you have & having what you love”.