Monday, February 7, 2011

Day 6 ~ Dresser Drawers

Day: 6
Challenge: Dresser Drawers

I am taking direction for the next 21 days from A Bowl Full of Lemons.

Some of you may already have this tackled, but some may not.  So if you do, we would love to see your system for keeping clothing organized, clean, folded, and in place!  I am getting better... but still have days when I just want to throw whatever is in the clean pile, in any drawer.  

This challenge will be a refreshing one... The primary purpose is to purge what you no longer need, making space for the "new, trendy you". Once the challenge is done, go to Target and pick yourself out a cute new outfit! You deserve it after all you have been through.

 You get to go through all of you clothes, weeding out the ones that you no longer wear, ones that don't flatter you, if you bought them when you were in high school,  aka... "out of style pieces" or any that just doesn't fit anymore.  Those will go in your donation box.  ONLY KEEP WHAT FITS YOU NOW!   I hope we can inspire each other to get our clothing neatly in order! 

My challenge for you

1. Take a "before" picture of the contents of your dresser, exactly as it is now.  (We don't have to see the booty drawer, if you dont feel comfy about it!) If you dont have a dresser, find a set of "drawers" somewhere in the house.

2.  Now, empty it all onto your bed.  

3. Get your 3 boxes (keep, toss, donate) and start separating. Try them on if you have to.

4. Okay, now neatly fold all of the clothes and put them back in an organized fashion

5. While you are at it,  you can clear the clutter on the top of your dresser too... in the same fashion as the clothing sort.  Remove everything, give it a good cleaning, and toss what you don't need on there.

5. Easy,peasy... Your done!  It was a simple challenge, but gives a great feeling of satisfaction that it was done!  Take your "after" picture and come back & share with us!    

Imagine 6 drawers like this one.  Today I am focusing on my boys dresser drawers.  I have tried to straighten these countless times and they always end up looking like this.  Not sure what to do to break that habit.  But maybe they have too much stuff in there and purging some will eliminate this mess.

Good luck and I can't wait to see your pictures!

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