From Chaos to Calm: Day 71
Scripture Memory: “For so is the will of God, that with well doing ye may put to silence the ignorance of foolish men…” 1 Peter 2:15
Cleaning out closets is not on my Top 10 list of fun things to do. In fact, I’d have to say it’s not even on my Top 100 list. Unfortunately, closets wouldn’t need to be cleaned out if everyone just naturally kept their closets neat and organized right?
So, that should be the goal. Keep the closets neat and organized once and for all so that at the most in the future the closets will only need to be purged or straightened up to maintain them.
As with other areas of the house, if you are cleaning out a closet and there is a lot of stuff to be sorted, it is good to have boxes and/ or large garbage bags labeled for: Giveaway, Throw Away, and Keep.
If you are trying to reduce clutter in your life, make quick decisions and ask yourself those tough questions and answer them honestly. Here are some questions you might want to ask:
- Am I currently using this?
- Has this item worn out it’s usefulness?
- Would this item be more of a blessing to someone else than me?
- Is this item broken, ugly, stained, etc.?
- Have I worn this garment in the last 6 months or year?
- Am I saving this item for “someday” that may never come?
Before putting anything back into the closet, make a plan! Group like items together. Do you need storage containers or boxes?
My favorite way to organize hanging garments in the closet is by color. For instance, in my own closet, moving from left to right: browns, beige/ tans, whites, yellows, pinks, blues, greens, etc. This way, I can easily find clothes that match or coordinate together.
However you organize your closet, be sure to make it appealing to you! A closet that is well organized is much easier to keep that way!
Homemaking is so much more than cleaning a house, cooking food, and making sure your family has clothes to wear. Homemaking is about nurturing a spirit of warmth, comfort, and love in your home.