I'm back with another one of my epic "how to" posts.
Last time we tackled the tricky "how to get stuff done." (seen here)
This time, it's the dreaded laundry/hanging clothes/purging your closet chore.
As always, music is a must. Pop in your favorite cd. Click on your favorite Pandora station. Set the mood. And don't be afraid if you start dancing. That's totally normal.
An audience makes any mundane chore seem like a performance. I prefer two, small, non-talking, covered in fur, onlookers. They don't criticize your methods or dancing.
Wash your clothes. Dry your clothes. Pile them on to your bed. This works best when you've waited entirely too long and have about 10 loads of laundry to go through.
Be prepared for sock-nappers.
...and their adorable mugshots.
Back to the laundry.
Brand new, bright red hangers always make things happier. You can buy about 1,000 for 50cent at Walmart. Something like that.
You need a closet, clearly. This is pre-decluttering, so excuse the broken shelves and lack of organization.
The best way to force yourself to stay inside and do chores is schedule a cold, rainy day. These days are my favorite, so it cheers me on even more.
Rule number one: get comfy. Husband's oversized pajama pants are my first pick.
As you are hanging up your clothes, go through your closet and get rid of all the wire hangers. Replace them with your new colorful ones.
Keep hangers in a neat pile (is that even possible?) because you just know you're going to use them for one of your Pinterest projects. Yeah right.
Don't forget to break frequently. This is not easy stuff. Do not overexert your body. Drink lots of water. Take cute pictures.
Enough break, back to work.
Tshirts take up so much needed space in my closet. So, I choose this crammed, stuffed, guarantee-to-wrinkle-your-clothes way to organize my shirts. I guess if you incorporate tshirts into your everyday wardrobe, this is not the most optimal choice for you. I wear mine at home mostly, so I don't put much into what I look like (sorry, Husband.)
Make a pile of clothes you are ready to give away. I give away anything that a) doesn't fit right b) I never wear c) I just flat out don't like and never understand why I bought it in the first place.
I did this last week and between Husband and I, we got rid of three large boxes full of clothes/shoes.
Took forever. Felt so good.
I hope this motivated you to stop putting the dryer on it's third round of drying, buy some new hangers, and get your closet organized.
Don't forget the music.
Love the bright red hangers...and the pile of wire ones for future pinterest projects =)ReplyDelete
Yes! I'm hoping they will motivate me to do something with them!Delete
Laundry becomes much more tricky once you have a toddler. For one, you have way more of it, and when you finally get around to doing the laundry they want to unfold everything!ReplyDelete
Oh man, I can imagine! I'll have to come up with new ways to motivate me then. I hate laundry as it is. I always said if I could have one useless superhero power, it would be to do laundry/fold/hang clothes in a snap!Delete
Your puppies are so darn adorable! this post really isn't helping my very serious puppy-fever though.ReplyDelete