That sounds like a sound bite going around the media these days Community Organizer. I swear this has nothing to do with politics. I am just frankly amused at myself.
Yes I am completely amused. I don't spend a lot of time or money on cloths. It is a task I just try to deal with in one big swoop on a seasonal basis. Usually in one day I purchase what I need for the upcoming season. I hit the sales and a few stores and I am done! It may be prolonged for a day or two, if when I come home and retry on my purchases I decide something was a bad decision. I will trudge out another day with my returns and pounce on something else and be done with it. Unless a special occasion arises or I have overlooked a particular need. I do not like to shop especially at the mall for any prolonged time periods. Cloths shopping for entertainment value is just not my thing. My daughters how ever have spent their teenage lives trying to drag me around and around the malls to simply buy one shirt or one dress or one pair of pants or their fall wardrobe. I finally made them do all the trudging and put things on hold. Then in one big swoop I would go with them to make their purchases and pay the bill :) Shopping is just not entertainment for me.
I am leading into something here....the closet. Just as I have not paid much attention to my wardrobe I have not paid much attention to my closet. I just kind of pick and chose from a current section of my closet usually where my new seasonal purchases are hung in the middle. While non current clothing gets shoved to the sides. Once in a while...maybe twice a year I go through stuff and pitch. Well this year as I was switching from summer to fall, I had this obsession come over me to color coordinate my closet. Once I saw a closet that was color coordinated by a young man in the youth group. When we were invited over for a party. All the other room mates were anxious to show off this guy's closet. It looked like this!!! Only it was three times the size. I was completely stunned. I thought it was very obsessive compulsive behavior. Who does this????
Well here I am 50 something and just figuring out that this is really the most practical time saving way to deal with the whole clothing thing. I cannot believe it took me this long to catch on! One thing I discovered after I completed this task sometime around two in the morning (ha, when true genius moments hit ) was all the cloths I didn't realize I had. Especially when they were grouped by color. How many white shirts do I own? Hehe more than I knew.
Our closet looks something like this with my cloths on the top rack and my DH on the bottom. We have one side with shelves, and another side for long items and hanging shoe holders.
The first thing my husband said when he viewed my amazing task of organization was that was easy, you only have white, black, brown and blue in your closet. Another light switched on, I am such a neutral lover! So easy to deal with. It is now actually fun to go to my closet to dress for the day. And pretty easy to figure out if I need to go shopping for anything. Maybe I should add some color...hmmmm
Yes I am amused!
Whoops....ladies these are not my closets...but this one is. I apparently do have a few pinks and one burgundy top haha...DH :) Notice he has a lot of blue and his half is not color organized lol!