Day eleven was all about putting an inspirational page into my control journal. Since I was a bit busy decluttering my closet with clothes and shoes I’ll get to that today. I did however managed to delete all the flylady mail. Which is supposed to be today’s Baby Step.
So far I like the 31 days Baby Steps, although I must admit it is going way to slow for me. I must really hold back to not do more steps in one day. Maybe it’s because my mind is set to decluttering and getting rid of “stuff.” I have held actions like yesterday before, actually it was the follow up on an major clean out earlier this year.
In February or March I took everything out of my closet and hung the hangers al “backwards.” I guess you heard of the trick before: hang your cloths backwards. When you are going to wear an item, take it out, with hanger and after the laundry you automatically hang it back the “right” way in your closet. After an amount of time: a year, 6 months, whatever, check to see what’s still hanging backwards and get rid of it. It hasn’t been out of the closet for that period and you probably wont wear it anytime soon.
The last time dan_e and me went to IKEA we also got some white wooden clothes hangers. So yesterday I decided it was going to be D-day. First I took out my Artis sweater and fleece and put them on a white hanger. These are my volunteer job clothes and I have to wear them when I give a guided tour at our local zoo, so I keep them for sure.
Before I go any further, let me show you what it looked like:
Pretty messy and cramped up right? Well after my “zoo-clothes” I checked out my pants. There was stil 3 pairs I some day hoped to be able to wear again, and they were hanging backwards. So they went out. I had some more sweaters a vest and some other shirts hanging backwards and except for a little black dress they all went. I still fit in the dress and I think any woman should own a little black dress. Just in case I have to go to some fancy party.
Then I put pretty much what I wanted to keep on the rest of the white hangers and put 3 very long dresses in clothes sleeves. These are my Viking re-enactment dresses I made myself and my wine red goth-like dress. I keep these in case I might want go to a Castlefest again or another dressed up party. I might not be going to a Viking re-enactment event again, but I can’t part with my dresses (or my iron age leather shoes) yet so they stay.
And this is what it looks like right now:
Neat huh? The rest of my clothes that are still wearable and some of my shoes I wont wear anymore are ready to go to the recycling station in my neighbourhood. I am sure they find a nice new home.
Day 13 will be: Today I want you to find one of Kelly’s Missions and go and do it. They are fast and easy! This is going to introduce you to how we break our home into zones so that we never have to spring clean again.