Quick Drawer Makeover

Sometimes our inspiration for a blog comes while we are doing something simple. I was simply doing laundry, and was frustrated with one drawer. It was literally too packed to keep things neat and wrinkle free. I had not gone through the articles in it for quite some time, so it really was time to do a purge. And with it being only one drawer, it didn't take long at all. Probably 10 minutes, maybe 15 tops.

Most of what is in this drawer were camisoles, fitted t-shirts, and shells. Things that don't need to be hung up in the closet. Since my weight has fluctuated so much over the past three years, the contents were quite varied, and even included items that dated back to the 90's. 

It was kind of funny to go through what was in there. Some items were so old that the material was quite frail and no longer wearable.

It only took less than 5 minutes to really go through all of the tops in the drawer. To be honest, in a situation like this, it is best to not keep an item in your hands for very long, as the longer the hesitation, the longer you keep things you don't need or want. 

I wound up putting half of what was in the drawer in a pile to be either discarded or given away. The other half was divided into two piles: one I can wear, the other I can't. 

Here is where I will diverge from other bloggers. Other bloggers will tell you to part with the items you cannot wear. Right now, I am not. Because I gained my weight due to inactivity and depression from a debilitating injury, and have recently regained the ability to exercise and move more freely, I know that those clothes will be more cost effective for me in the near future. Especially when you factor in the cost of a whole new wardrobe as you lose weight. 

Once I finished, I was surprised by just how little I wanted to keep. In fact, I kind of chuckled as I was putting the two piles (can wear and can't wear) back into the drawer. You see, I honestly could have turned the tops in a different direction and had three rows of tops, but instead, I turned them in length-wise way in order to access them better. The drawer is now able to open and close without catching on any of the tops, causing them to bunch up and wrinkle.

I guess you can say I'm quite "pleased" with this little project. It actually would have taken right at 10 minutes or less for me if I had not stopped to take the photos for this blog (that include my model, Boots). That just it with organizing and minimizing your spaces: it doesn't have to take up a lot of time. Just do it in small chunks, and you'll feel better with each small bit.