Mom came up on Monday to the boonies to take a little “staycation” from the city. The first thing we did was go shopping, one of her favorite passtimes. When I shop, I usually have to have something in mind I am looking for, and that day I was on a mission to organize my closet.
I hate clutter in the house. It makes me feel unsettled- things on the counters, things on the tables, things thrown over the stair rail or the back of chairs. Don’t get me wrong, I am far from a neat-freak. I just don’t like a lot of STUFF everywhere. But then, that’s why the closet was invented in my humble opinion. So day after day, I put stuff in there: sweaters crammed in the built-in cubbies, jewelry laid out on the shelves usually in tangles, too many shoes jammed on the shoe shelves and often not even with their mates, missed attempts to chuck clothes in hampers littering the floor.
So on Monday, I was looking for ways to make it easier to store the STUFF in my closet. Important stuff- stuff I use every day and need access to without much effort (“Can’t find my other shoe; looked everywhere, gonna be late for work…” Who needs that??) We wound up at Bed, Bath and Beyond, and it was almost fun (remember I am not a huge fan of shopping). I found tie racks and cap racks and scarf racks and necklace racks and belt racks. Who knew there were so many types of racks out there?! I guess I am not the only one out there working on this issue. Any other suggestions are welcome…
I forgot to add the pants hangers I also bought for my husband, whose response to all of the racks was, “I have this many caps?? (pants?? ties?? belts??).
Thank you, Elena…I’ll let you know how it goes in the long run. Getting organized and staying organized= two very different things in my life. 🙂