Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Works For Me Wednesday: Less Clothing ,More Organized!

Today, I thought I'd share about how I keep my clothing organized and easy to pick out and use! This simplified wardrobe has really helped during these last few weeks of hectic traveling with only a day or less between trips!

I have really pared down my wardrobe in the last while. This not only helps with storage and decisions about what to wear, but also is a big help to always have outfits that I know fit and that are my favorites!

I admit that I'm not the most exciting dresser around. I have mostly very basic outfits that I can mix and match, my favorites being a couple of khaki pants which roll up and snap to become capris and two black skirts. I also have a couple other skirts and shorts that I wear regularly. I have a top to go with each of these bottoms as well as a few extra shirts in case of spots and stains.

I wear very little jewelry and have a few pairs of shoes that go with just about everything. I really like boring, ok?!:-)

My very simple tip today is to hang or fold clothes together in outfits. I like to wear certain tops with certain bottoms so this just makes sense to me! Everything is ready to pull out and wear or in my case the last few weeks, ready to place in the suitcase.

I can be packed in only a few minutes by doing this.

Of course, having fewer clothes means more laundry! But I don't mind this. It's easier having fewer clothes to care for and organize!

Clothes organized and ready- this works for me!


Carol said...

Your wardrobe habits sound a lot like mine. Less is more. And so much easier!

RaesMom said...

I so need to get rid of some of our clothing. Most of it I haven't worn in months. It would certainly help with organizing it. My husband has started laying out his clothes the night before for work. It makes the morning a little less stressful for sure.

RainyPM said...

I fold my daughter's clothes up in outfits but never thought of doing that for myself. Great tip, thanks!

Anonymous said...

Even when I had more clothes, I seemed to wear the same things over and over again. Thanks for the tip!

mindi said...

I have such issues with clothes it's not even funny!!
Thanks for the tip :)

Audra Krell said...

This is a really great idea. I have put all my clothes together by color, but am often tearing through the closet trying to find the black pants, which turn out to be in the laundry anyway. Where do you travel to?

Wani said...

I've just re-organized the kids drawers and put stuff together by outfit (at least some of them). It'll be helpful for dad who doesn't always pick the greatest outfits on his own!