It's official...it's Fall!! I have to say that this is one of my favorite times of year, especially living in New England. As every season comes and goes I like to organize and purge my life whether it be my trunk, filing cabinet at work, closet or freezer. Last Spring Kristin shared some cues for a clean closet, and this Fall I want to focus in on the clothing trick as a refresher for everyone.
For me, donation trips to Goodwill are bittersweet because on one hand I love to purge, but on the other I hate to say goodbye to clothes "just in case" I need them for something, someday. Here's what I do to keep track of the clothes I actually use, so that ripping the Goodwill band-aid is a little easier and reassuring.
Once a year, put your clothes on a hanger the wrong way. If folding clothes, fold them in a way you wouldn't normally fold them. This allows them to go through each season. If you're really attached to your clothes, give it two years (2 cycles of each season).
|The "right" way I hang my clothes|
|The "wrong" way (or opposite way) I hang my clothes|
|The "right" way my clothes face|
|With the items on the hanger the wrong way, they|
will also face the wrong way.
So after a year (or two), you've got an easy way to determine which clothes need to go by simply looking at the way they're in the closet and/or folded in your drawer. Happy Fall!!!