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Strategies for a clean and organized home

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  • gaamy
    gaamy
    Participant

    i keep Gigi’s closet organized with a near religious zeal.i never have to look for anything, i have even man proofed it.

    the rest of the house not so much.

    TwoSapphires
    TwoSapphires
    Participant

    How *do* you man-proof a closet?? :)

    gaamy
    gaamy
    Participant

    i got tired of hubby taking my baby out in public looking like she was dressed by a color blind hobo so i take a 2 pronged approach.

    1. all “approved outfits” are hung as such. everything you need for the outfit (minus socks underware or outter wear) is on one hanger. if you have to go looking for something then you are in the wrong section. for jeans and a t-shirt it’s fairly easy but for some outfits, say one the has an undershirt tights and a dress, i keep those outfit and pants hangers you get from the store when you buy clothes.

    2. the closet is divided into 4 sections; (left to right) Pjs, school clothes, play clothes and other. other usually consists of coats and items that arent hung with an outfit at the moment. for example she might have a shirt that only matches one or two pairs of jeans, but those jeans are hung with other outfits atm, so the shirt has to wait until laundry gets done to go back into rotation.

    this is also great for making clothes last longer b/c i can look in and see that i have X number of outfits left so i dont need to do laundry right now. the same clothes dont get worn 3 times in a week, they get washed less often so they last longer.

    Magster
    Magster
    Keymaster

    That’s a great plan, gaamy! LMAO @ color-blind hobo. So glad I’m not the only one married to one of those! If Morgan didn’t have so much mix and match stuff I would so do that. Though I guess I still could, and then mix it up between washings. Hmmm. I do have it meticulously organized, otherwise, so it wouldn’t be too hard.

    gaamy
    gaamy
    Participant

    i find it has a lot of benefits, you have more space in your closet, it’s actaully EASIER to put up laundry b/c the only stuff that goes in drawers is socks and undies and as i mentioned before, the clothes last longer and i find it cuts down on how often i do laundry. for example if i’m running out of outfits but i have 7 loose shirts hanging in the “other” section i know all i have to wash is pants so i wash one load of pants instead of 3 loads of whatever is down there.

    TwoSapphires
    TwoSapphires
    Participant

    That does sound like a good strategy, Amy! Yeah, things get a little scary sometimes when DH picks out the boys’ clothes. I’m not sure why since he dresses himself fine … ;)

    yellowwatts
    yellowwatts
    Participant

    Good tips! We pretty much do all of that.

    gaamy
    gaamy
    Participant

    @twosaphires, be glad he dresses himself just fine. my hubby is a terrible dresser. last year he bought himself a pair of slightly SHINY black cargo pant-cut jeans. i told him he is no longer allowed to shop for himself by himself.

    it also took me years to convince him that it is NOT ok for the kid to run around with sticky hands and food on her face just b/c she’s a kid.

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