Today I thought I’d introduce you to my closet. Why not? I’ve already talked about knockin boots…aired my dirty laundry…let you rummage through my drawers…and played in my bed sheets with you. I figured we’ve moved from friendly to intimate…there’s nothing to hide anymore!!!
Ok seriously, all kidding aside, I really do want to show you some pictures of my closet that I just reorganized last week. I talked in the past about the process of organizing. One of the most important aspects is the maintenance of your systems. After you’ve done a big organizing session, you’ll need to maintain your space with mini-organizing sessions that I call organizing tune-ups. Basically, it’s a process of going through a particular space and doing a quick 4-Step organizing session:
1. Determine if the space is still fulfilling your NEEDS.
2. Quickly ASSESS the space to make sure it is still functioning for you and if you need to make some tweaks.
3. Do a quick PURGE…edit anything you don’t need, never wear, never use or is expired.
4. Then ORGANIZE…fine-tune your space to make if function again for you.
Depending on the size of the space and how much you need to tweak, these organizing tune-ups should only take 1-3 hours to accomplish. For example, I frequently conduct tune-ups in my dresser drawers, kitchen cabinets, pantry, laundry room, toy bins and bathroom closets. Bigger tune ups, like my annual review of my personal files or our spring clean up of the garage, may take about 2-3 hours…but nothing close to the time (days) it took to initially organize these areas!
So, my most recent tune-up was in my master bedroom closet. It was functioning pretty well but I wanted to change out the hangers, move some of the clothes around and contain some of the loose items. I also wanted to add a little personality to it. Here’s how it went:
So there you have it. A simple closet tune-up that took me about 2 hours to do. I also got rid of a 30 gallon bag of clothes, shoes and white plastic hangers to donate to the Goodwill. I’m very please with how it turned out. My favorite part is the pictures and the rug. My husband was surprised and asked, “Pictures? Who hangs pictures in their closet?” We do!!! Why not decorate and personalize a space that you have to be in and see everyday, right!
Now…are you inspired to do your own tune-up? Your pantry, a junk drawer, your vanity sink? Write us and let us know!!!