This week's assignment was the closet. I haven't really done anything in my closet for about 1.5 years. So I knew it would be a big job. Here's the before:
There's a chair in there, that I put there to rock sick babies. Only I never use it. Instead, I sleep on the couch with them. My sewing stuff is in a huge pile beside it. There's sewing machines strewn about, and the baskets on the shelf are overflowing.
I started with the clothes. That took a whole evening, and I stuffed two medium-sized boxes with stuff for a friend's garage sale.
Then I tackled the sewing stuff. I decided to get rid of one serger that never worked right, and to put all the sewing machines together on the floor. And that's really as far as I got. Here's the after.
No chair, sewing machines all together, only about 1/2 of the clothes, and a nice space over on the right for my wonderful husband to add a couple of hooks for my clothes that I've worn but aren't dirty enough to be washed yet.
A few things that I noticed:
- Almost everything that I have is either dark red or dark blue. I'll have to keep my eyes open for other colors. (I have one light green cardigan, which I recently rescued from my "sweaters to cut up" bin and started wearing.
- I have a lot of cardigans (I wear them all the time), but none in chocolate brown, which would be a very useful color for a cardigan.
- I need to figure out which brighter and lighter colors look good on me.