Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Completely unneccesary yet utterly satisfying

On Sunday, I attacked the clean and dirty clothes piles in the bedrooms and closets, and Shaun did laundry.  This only happens once a week or so because Shaun will only fold laundry while football is on because I really hate doing it.  Weekend mornings are ideal because I need at least a few hours to putz around and fold, put away clothes and 'prettify' my closet areas.  Last Sunday was also 'get the sweaters out of the attic and fall/winter work clothes out of the guest room closet' time.  When I pulled out my fall colored dress shirts in shades of dark purple, pumpkin, emerald green and brown, I was inspired to take the next step and do this with my button-down shirts and jackets:
          
Yes - I organized by color, folks.  And while it's unneccesary and more 'Bree Van de Kamp' than I will ever be, for some reason it kind of makes getting dressed more fun.  Like I'm shopping for an outfit in Cher's amazing closet from Clueless.  Except this is a two foot section of clothes rod, not a revolving department store. 

But you get the idea.  I may have to do a weekly 'check out the status of my closet' feature on the blog to keep it this way, otherwise I give it a week, tops.  And yowsa, I have a lot of dress shirts.  I blame YOU, Express!
Note to self: stop buying pink and white dress shirts. 

6 comments:

Kasey at Thrifty Little Blog said...

It's so neat and tidy!! I'm not sure what I'm more jealous of... the organization or the selection :).

Sharon said...

Colour coding … way to organized for me. Good luck with keeping it that way… we’ll need weekly updates :-)

Kim @ NewlyWoodwards said...

This looks so great. Something I would never have the patience to do it, but it's great.

I just organized my closets last weekend, too. It's so nice to have a neat closet. For the week it lasts. =) Are those the huggable hangers? I have those, too, and love them.

Oonafey said...

Hi! I just followed you from Kim's comment page and I really like your blog - can't wait to see more!

Sara @ Russet Street Reno said...

Thanks everyone, I love the way it looks and hope it lasts! They are the huggable hangers, aren't those the best invention?? I seriously have to stop buying shirts.

Oonafey - so glad you checked me out! I will do the same.

Maggie@Okay, now what? said...

Hey finally someone else who organizes there clothes by colour. I have been doing it for 18 years. It looks like a lot of work but once you do it the first time you know where to put your stuff back. It really takes no effort.