The winter blues really took hold last week and between the rain and cold weather, the only thing getting me through it was dreaming about warmer days ahead. It rained for days here in Atlanta so instead of running out and about in the yuck, I found myself staying home which meant I had no excuse to keep avoiding my closet. This wonderful space had been stressing me out since the holiday craze. Every time I walked in, I wanted to walk right back out because there were boxes and bags and piles and stashes EVERYWHERE. Two falls ago, I gave this space a huge makeover (only spending $100!) and I remember that amazing feeling I had once it was done. That peaceful feeling where I just wanted to come in here and sit down and it felt like a retreat.
So using my 2020 goal of organizing 20 spots using a 20-minute organizing method, I was happy to give this room it’s 20 minutes of organizing fame. To find the motivation, I told myself I just needed to swoop in for 20 minutes and get rid of at least 25 things. I mean, that isn’t so bad, right?
WANT TO KNOW WHAT HAPPENED?
Once I got on a roll, I found myself purging even more than 25 things. In fact, I lost count after 50.
WANT TO KNOW THE BEST PART?
Once I purged and and got rid of the clutter, I was able to do a spring closet inventory.
AND GUESS WHAT?
I have so many spring goodies hanging right in my very own closet!
One thing I have added in this space since it’s original makeover is a rolling wardrobe rack. I bought this to float around in here to use when packing for trips. I find it super helpful to have a spot to help me get organized, and apparently it’s also great for planning for seasons.
This clothes rack is the Ikea RIGGA and is a whopping $12.99. (If you don’t have an Ikea nearby- Amazon sells it here) I have been using it since September and it is holding up well. It is sturdy (just a little wobble if it gets overloaded) and has wheels which is nice to roll in and out of here when packing or steaming clothes. I love that it has a shelf down below for holding shoes and bags as well.
I know I am fortunate to have a spot to be able to keep this in my closet. In our old house (think 50’s ranch) I kept one in my basement laundry room and would just pull it up from time to time when I needed it.
I had fun pulling out some spring clothes that I hope to wear come March and April. Before I buy any more new spring clothes, I want to edit and refine what I have to make sure I am only buying things that will work hard for me and really help my existing clothes become more wearable. I want smart shopping and less impulse buying. My plan over the next couple weeks is to try everything on that is hanging on this rack and put together some “go-to” outfits that I can easily grab and wear. I have already noticed a few skirts that I need to find a top for, and a few tops that need the perfect bottoms. And there are probably some things on here that I will purge because I will find I don’t like the way it fits. It has been awhile since I shared some wearable wardrobe looks so hopefully I will be able to share some ideas here for you once I land on a few of my faves.
(and yes, I know, I know- I have this thing with blue)
I hope this helps motivate you to zhush up your own closet. Purge the winter clutter you haven’t worn and start planning your spring wardrobe. It will be here soon….
It feels great to have 3/20 spots organized of my 20 in 2020!
20 SPOTS in 2020 | 20 MINUTE ORGANIZING