No matter how often I clean and organize it always goes back to this!Next up clothes, I really have no desire to have a closet full of clothes. I try to keep everything paired down to nothing more than what I need. Usually when I switch seasons I go through my closet and get rid of everything that I don't particularly like and is not necessary. I keep four pairs of jeans, two that can be worn with flats and two more that I have to wear a bit of a heal. With dress pants I keep about four pairs as well that cover the basic colors, including gray, black, brown and usually one additional color. I keep a small variety of dresses and skirts along with shirts and sweaters that can be worn interchangeably . Being a stay at home wife and mom and the fact that our weather is mild to hot with very few cold days allows me to maintain a scaled down wardrobe. When something comes in, usually something goes out. Although it isn't quite time to change seasons, which in Houston is adding in capri pants and sandals, although I could, 70s today, I am feeling motivated to go ahead and clean the master closet and purge the things that I don't love or enjoy wearing or need to keep until I find a replacement!
All of this is on my January to do list, I am almost finished with the paper! I have also cleaned the guest room closet. It seems to be a bit of a dumping ground and during Christmas it really got bad! When my son called at the last minute over the weekend to say that a friend needed to spend the night to catch an early flight out, I was embarrassed by that closet, just thankful the room itself was in good shape. That was all of the motivation I needed on Monday morning to jump in and get the closet cleaned. I am ready for the next guest, closet and all!
All of this is part of my ongoing desire to simplify. I have really found that the less I have, the less I have to clean and maintain and therefore is less stressful. I continue to desire a simple life as inspired by I Thessalonians 4:11 "........ that you also aspire to lead a quiet life, to mind your own business, and to work with your own hands..........".
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