Yesterday after running a couple of miles, getting groceries, and doing 3 load of laundry, I tackled something that really needed to be done.
I cleaned out my husband's armoire. Every time I put away a pair of his socks or a pair of his boxers I would think to myself, I really should straighten out these drawers. And every time I folded up a sweatshirt or a sweater, I would think to myself, What a mess!
This weekend, my husband asked if I knew where a certain shirt was. "Um, I think it's in there," I cautiously replied as I pointed toward the armoire.
"Oh," he sullenly respond, "I'll never find it then."
"Well, if you had a wife that didn't have a job and stayed home so she could take care of the kids and the house, then maybe she would clean it out."
I got a good laugh at myself as I said that because, ha! That wife is me!
So, yesterday, with nowhere else to be and no reason not to do it, I cleaned out my husband's armoire.
And you know what? It took me less than 20 minutes.
20 minutes! Why had I not done this before?
Well, other than I am extremely lazy, but really. Why had I been putting this off for so long? I guess I thought it would take a lot more time than 20 minutes.
I would love to show you a before photo, but I wasn't planning to do this, I just sort of jumped in after putting away the laundry.
So here's the best before I can show you. I'm funny, aren't I?
Here is the top of the armoire after I took out a lot of unworn items and refolded everything. I am not a good folder so don't take off points for that. If only I had worked at the Gap in college instead of a copy shop I might know how to fold like a pro. I can make a mean double-sided copy though!
Here's the sock drawer. I even arranged the socks by color - athletic, grays, blacks, browns!
And here's the underwear drawer - boxers on one side, tee shirts on the other.
Here is the pile of clothes that will be going to Goodwill after my husband goes through them. I learned a long time ago not to send anything of his to the GW without his approval.
I'm so pleased with this quick clean-up that I am going to go find another drawer or cabinet that needs organizing or some other task that I've been ignoring.
Let's see what else I can accomplish in 20 minutes!