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Organizing TIP!

My first tip was birthed out of sheer desperation.  I share a closet with my four little girls, ages 9, 7, 4, and 1.  My reason for sharing my closet is so that I can keep things picked up and on hangers daily since I already go in daily to dress.  This may or may not be as effective for me as I had hoped, being that I often have a floor full of clothes.  In my mind, I think that this plan will keep us from accumulating too many clothes.

This system is supposed to work.

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My girlfriend Nikki has a fabulous family closet that stays NCO (Neat Clean and Organized) on a daily basis.  I wasn’t gifted with that talent.  In the world of “cleanies” and “messies”, I am blessed with the later label.

I went into our shared closet and there were literally mountains of clothing on the floor.  I can never believe how fast our clothes multiply since I NEVER shop for clothing.

On one particular day,  I had had it!!!.

I was DONE with all these clothes.  I didn’t even care if they were clean or dirty, designer or disgusting.  I had to clear out the closet and see it clean and empty.  I took giant garbage bags and just started stuffing everything in the bags.  No sorting,  no sniffing, just stuffing.

This took me about 20 minutes and ten garbage bags.  Pitiful, I know.

Then I called the girls to come, one by one, and had them rummage through the bags and pick out 7 outfits, one for each day of the week.  Experience has taught me that if THEY chose their clothing, they are more likely to wear it than if I picked it out for them. After being handed the stack, I made minor additions and adjustments: no we don’t wear flannel in summer, no you can’t wear your one year old sisters pants, etc.

Then with Sharpie marker in hand, I created hang tags for each daughter, one per day of the week, and VOILA!!  28 outfits all hung up neatly in a row.  With Sunday clothes labeled, and Tuesday PACES outfits ironed and hung up.

The ENTIRE process took me just over an hour.

I know what you are thinking

What did you do with all those bags of clothes?

Well, I did NOT throw them away, or give them away YET.  But I DID toss them on the top of my closet to sort through for another day.



Laundry Mom~Erin♥



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