Welcome to my own project 333 challenge! See post number one HERE.
I’m not a newcomer to Courtney’s methods.
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In fact, I’ve been cleaning, sorting, organizing with the “empty everything” out of the drawer/cupboard/box/closet ever since I read Sink Reflections years ago by Marla Cilley. One drawer, bathroom cupboard, under the bed at a time.
Everything comes out. The space gets vacuumed or wiped down. I used baby wipes for everything…they pick up things that a wet cloth won’t. Crumbs and all.
I only put back in what I want in there. For the rest of the stuff, I create three bags or boxes.
- Belongs in another room
Whatever doesn’t go back in the space HAS TO go in one of the boxes.
How to decide? If you don’t love it or don’t use it, get rid of it.
As I’m deciding what goes back in my closet, I have a problem. Because I wear support stockings, I always wear long skirts or dresses in the summer. The rest of the year I can wear knee length with tights or leggings, and it’s simply too hot to wear tights in the warm months. There are a few things in my closet that I love, but just don’t wear in the spring and summer. So when the weather gets warm, there are about eight items I’ll be swapping out, to adapt to skirt/dress lengths, and winter coat for summer coat.
Also, I was fussing about shoes and formal wear. I don’t wear jewelry or accessories, really, except an occasional scarf. Shoes are my one accessory that I really love. So I decided to leave heels out of the equation, and use my everyday shoes in the equation. I have peace about it. So I’ve packed away several shoes and boots, and left the favourites for this three month period.
Except heels. I’ve got about eight pairs of heels, four of which are ballroom dance shoes (because we do that…), so technically I don’t think I need to count them. Just trying to be transparent, here, folks.
And, for the sake of transparency, my pink blazer which is at the cleaner’s presently…did get included. See? So honest.
My other area of struggle. Formal clothes. I have about four dresses that would be funeral, wedding, dance or special occasion worthy. They stay. Happily in my spare closet where I keep travel items and seasonal clothing.
Purses? I love purses. But, for the purpose of this project, I’ll have one. I’m going to swap from my leather purse to a summer, cotton bag that I love.
The dump, the sorting and the good Kicking Horse coffee that aided progress: