Mission #3 Complete!

Mission #3 is completed, and, quite frankly, not a moment too soon. I can't believe how good it feels to walk into my bedroom and see six closed dresser drawers. Yes, for a normal person, this always happens. But for me, my drawers were all stuffed and overflowing so they couldn't be closed (Don't believe me? Check out my before pics.). I had no idea that this was a big deal until they were all closed. That, and the fact that I probably have shown my husband my neatly organized drawers about twelve times today (that will teach him to work from home on a Wednesday). So what that he isn't impressed - I'M excited.

A couple of the drawers were easy - the pajama drawer was fine (and the only one that closed), and once I weeded out the older bras (ladies - if the underwire pokes you, throw it away), that one looked good too. My t-shirt drawer didn't need any weeding - it just needed to have some of the shirts re-folded and put back neatly. The other drawers were more of a challenge.

As I wrote before, I only work out of the house a few days a week, so short sleeve shirts are a staple of my wardrobe. I have a drawer that just has short sleeve shirts (and my tshirts - anything with print on it, like Red Sox shirts, W&M shirts, souvenir shirts, etc. - have a drawer of their own), and it was overstuffed. I ended up pulling out an entire bag of shirts to be donated to our local thrift store - some that don't fit right, others that are just not my style any more, and one that would look great on an 18 year old...I am 33. And I threw away a couple of favorites away that were just too worn out to wear anymore (a side note: please do not donate clothing that you don't wear anymore because it is worn out - donate the stuff that would look good on someone other than you).

The drawer with the exercise/sports clothes was also crazy. I couldn't figure out why I never had space for my sports stuff - turns out it's because all of my old sorority shirts were at the bottom of the drawer. I don't know why. I can't even make up a reason. So they are all neatly put in the back of my closet, waiting to be made into a memory quilt, and there is plenty of space for the exercise stuff I wear. And once I weeded out my pajama pant collection, that drawer was easy to close.

So, what am I left with? A super organized dresser with drawers that close, two bags of clothes to donate to the thrift store, and a serious feeling of accomplishment.


Rosario said...

Excellent job. Now reward yourself. Remember that we work hard. And we deserve rewards too.

Melinda said...

Awesome job, Mara!! I need to do that badly! I want my drawers to look like yours! And yes, I understand about the husbands not getting excited. He always tells me to talk to a girlfriend about it. But a girlfriend isn't there at that moment and I want to show someone!!

Well, I'M impressed even if he isn't!!!

dawn said...

Way to go Mara! Looks great!

Lil' Ms. P said...

I am very excited about your clean drawers! :) They look so pretty! Great job!

Diane said...

Way to go. I did a post on my blog about dresser drawers last summer. I found on a blog how to be able to see all your t-shirts when you open the drawer by folding them again in half and then instead of piling them ontop of each other pile them in rows. I have done this to all my daughter's drawers sure makes mornings easier.
I have subscribed to your blog because I too am have a blog on trying to get organized and any hints or tricks could help .
Look forward to reading more.

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