Thursday, November 02, 2006

Summer Dress 1 (All Her Winter Clothes)

If there's one thing I have a lot of, it's clothes.

Unfortunately, that statement is a bit misleading because clothes are not the only thing I own a lot of. Adding to the list would be CDs, DVDs, and books. And all four of those things I can not bring myself to get rid of. OK, so I own a Dave Matthews CD I haven't listened to for 10 years and I hate that band now. But give it away? I think not! And books? Why would I have purchased it if I didn't want to own it? I own so many Sweet Valley University books and there is NO way I'm giving those babies up.

Anyway, the point of all of this is that, in my new unemployed* status, I have taken to getting some things organized. I had planned on heading to Ikea this morning for shelves and clothes racks, but since I have class tonight**, I decided not to 'waste' my day in the car (it takes about an hour to get there for me.) So I won't finish my big overhaul plan today, but I, at least, am starting on it. Basically, when I am done I'll have made a room into a walk-in closet. I'm excited! If there's one thing I love*** it's organizing. My Richmond apartment closets were immaculate:

What's kind of funny, is that this photo**** is not indicative of what the clothes I wear look like. That's from 2003 and even in the past three years I think my style as evolved. And I must have been doing a load of dark-clothing laundry because 70% of my clothes are dark and it's not apparent from that photo.

Just a few things about how I organize my clothes. I like to have everything hanging up. I HATE folding clothes (maybe blame my short stint of working at Old Navy one Christmas season) and hate ironing clothes even more. I like to organize my shirts in this order: sleeveless, short sleeved, button-up (going from sleeveless, to short, to long-sleeved), long-sleeved, sweaters, cardigans, sweatshirts, and then jackets. If I get really bored then I also put them in color order, but that was more something I did when I really was unemployed in RVA;)

So that's what I'm up to for some of today before headed to class later (*vomit*). I'm headed out to Wal Mart in a minute for more clothes-hangers***** and a mirror.


*I'm not really unemployed. I technically still have two jobs. It's just that neither are making me feel very comfortable about the near future...
**I shouldn't complain since the other two were cancelled this week, but I'm going to anyway. I hate class.
***I always fear this is hard to believe for people who are close to me. My car doesn't count. That's often a shit-hole of clothes I've shed while driving (it's called layers, people, not nekkid) and a gazillion water bottles in the back. I am also not organized when it comes to my bags or school, but that's bc off **.
****You can totally see my knickers in this photo!
*****Wish I could afford nice hangers, but I so can't.


veeda said...

How funny, because I'm not much of a Dave Matthews Band fan anymore either. I loved them in high school, but not so much anymore.

I find it somewhat sad that once a band was such a part of me and now I find nauseating. Have fun organizing!

lala said...

we are so the same person. my closets are immaculate, too. i LOVE organizing them. everything hangs in the same direction, size and color and season order...i used to know when a roommate had tampered with my clothes. i know where everything goes.

i am so jealous you have a whole room to play around the best give ever was when nick gave jessica the closet room. sigh.

Senor Beavis said...

Is that a pair of oversized handcuffs on the bottom shelf of that orange thing, or just the angle it's shot at? And why did my mind conjure up that?

I think my closet is the only thing in my apartment that is organized? Anyone want to come organize for me? I'll cook for you. :)

Miss Scarlet said...

Veeda- Yeah, I still hold on to some past favorites:)

Lala- Haha, i LOVE organizing clothes:) Just not folding them...

Senor Beavis- Probably a belt...although saying they're handcuffs makes me sound more exciting. And what are you making?

DC Celine said...

Jealous of your "unemployed" ability to organized things - especially closets. H & I are coming up on the 1 year anniversary of our first Joint Closet Purge, and while we've kept it in relatively good shape, we're overdue (by the way things aren't fitting on the rack anymore)

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