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. 


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.