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Don’t Hate Me Because I’m Organized

To be totally honest with you guys, I’m not the most organized person on the planet.  I’m probably not the most organized person. If let’s say there are 6 billion people in the world, I probably don’t even fall into the top 5,999,999,000. Did you notice that I gave myself a hundred people leeway? Yeah, cause I’m not a hoarder or anything, just really disorganized. But lately, I’ve been trying to improve things a bit.

When you have three kids things pile up faster than you can clear them away.  Forget vacuuming, I need to create drawer space, room on shelves and give myself a place to store the things that I don’t use every day especially things I don’t use for an entire season.

I will get to the shelf space in my next post (suffice it to say it’s been a hot mess) about this but for now let’s discuss the truly ambitious, yet surprisingly simple thing I did that sort of changed my life. It didn’t put me any closer to the top 5 billion but it made me feel a lot better. I sorted through the dresser drawers of the twins and Elby, clearing out every piece of clothing that they’ve grown out of or that they aren’t going to be wearing until winter. The problem is that Matilda isn’t wearing girls clothes, Sadie hasn’t grown out of anything and Elby has just a lot of stuff.

Drawers were stuffed with cold weather items (jackets, sweaters, long pants, hats, mittens etc.) plus lots of clothes that are too small for Matilda but won’t fit Sadie for at least another year or two.

Here’s what I did: I drank two cups of coffee and then I dumped everything from every drawer onto the floor. I divided it all into piles which I reduced to just what the girls would be wearing for the next few months. The rest I put into Sterilite containers shown here.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Next I put the Sterilites onto wire shelving we bought for the garage.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Now it is like we have a whole new dresser in the twins’ room and Elby can actually put her clothes away at the end of the day and find what she needs the next day. I’m like 2-percent more organized y’all!

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