Posse! Saaaave me! We’re in the midst of one of those Midwestern Winters, where it snows like a lima bean, then freezes, then thaws…juuust enough for the freezing flipping RAIN to come in and make everything about as lethal as you can get – short of getting hit by lightning or having a tornado whisk me away I can’t think of anything more dangerous – y’all might remember, a few years ago, how a vicious fall in my driveway put me on a walker for a month … and a similar fall killed a client of mine. So I am no fan of ice. Tell me again why I still live here? Okay, don’t. I don’t wanna cry.
So it’s Inside for me. And I suck at sitting still so I decided this would be a perfect time to try to perfect my closet. I started with relatively good bones – once El O moved out I had the entire closet so I immediately reconfigured (One side with longer stuff, color coordinated, etc) – but … well, you know how it goes… all of a sudden you look in there and…WTH? How did 4 totes full of …what are they full of? .. how did they get in the middle of the closet so I have to crab sideways to get to the back… uh… yeah. That one.
I got to work early this morning, leaving the bulk of the hanging stuff alone (see Color Coordinated, et al) and focusing on …omg. The. Dumbest. Stuff.
- A gorgeous embroidered box full of gorgeous, embroidered scarves. I cannot divest because it would break my heart – so I put a Post-it on that box that says ‘WEAR ME’! (n.b.: I probably won’t – but it can’t hurt to try, can it?)
- Boots. Cuuuute boots. I’m doing little drawings on the boxes that let me know what’s inside. I mean… really? I have 7 (SEVEN) pairs of short black biker boots for my biker feet. Why am I not wearing them? Ditto cuteAF Winter boots that I didn’t remember I had. My goal is to change out my boots as often as fashion and the weather will allow and wear ALL The Things. We’ll see… (now watch: I’ll stay in the same fleece-lined pull on boots because it’s like an ice rink out there and those are the ones with the ice cleats. Watch. Sigh. It’s demoralizing, to know that I am governed by common sense. Sensible. But demoralizing.
- All of those little samples. omg. I have 230,000 skincare samples. It’s challenging because I hate the idea of throwing them out (and I don’t see giving them to thrift because they are ridiculously tiny, those little packets. Perhaps I’ll just use them for hands and feet…..? I don’t have the stones to change up my facial skincare on a whim. Thoughts?
- Organize Those Totes. My closet space upstairs is compromised (ceiling fell in, etc) so I only use them for suitcases and… why do I have 5 motorcycle jackets and 3 sets of chaps. Eh. I am not giving them up – because I don’t wanna! LOL!
So it’s mostly done – I feel way better about it, even though I’m still wearing the same 6 things…. Winter makes it difficult for fashion. -10F? Fleece. All fleece. all the time. But at least it looks nice.
Are any of you in the midst of reorg/redo/culling/??? Closet? Kitchen? Office? Whatever – let me know what y’all are tidying – I’ll have Rudy throw some ballistics at a winner!