The first step is realizing you have problem. As you all know, there are so many positives to living a healthy active life but with that comes a few challenges as well. If you are anything like me, you have amassed a
ridiculous amount of clothes a nice wardrobe to go along with your active lifestyle. The challenge becomes how to hide it all from your husband how to store it all. I consider myself a pretty organized person, but things were getting out of control in my closet and armoire. I discovered some easy ways to get it all under control.
About a year ago, I took over this old armoire to store my hoodies and jackets. After a while, it just became a huge heap and I found myself wearing the same ones over and over again. Sound familiar?
I picked up a few of these stackable crates from the Container Store and miracles happened! I now have 4 distinct storage areas:
-Water resistant wear
I can now easily see what jacket and vests I have available and no longer have to dig through a heap of clothes everyday.
I put narrower, smaller containers on side to hold gloves, headbands, and race belts.
My closet had become even more of a disaster with running shirts, tanks, skirts, shorts and capris. When I became an Ambassador for Skirt Sports a few months ago, things really got out of control. I couldn’t find anything in there.
First, I went through my drawers and got rid of stuff. Here are my rules for that:
-If I haven’t worn it in a year, it’s gone.
-If it doesn’t fit me now, it’s gone.
-If it is a race shirt I know I won’t wear, it’s gone.
I realized I could fit so much more in my drawers if I rolled up the clothes. I found these plastic “Mens shoe boxes” were the perfect size to fit into my drawers. They come in all sizes and shapes to fit inside the drawers.
I then divided my shirts into categories:
Rolled each set up and placed it into it’s own box
Moving on, I did the same for my bottoms.
Having them in easy to see boxes, I can easily move them around as the seasons change. I am embarrassed to say that I found clothes with tags still on them that I had totally forgotten I bought. You can easily find plastic container similar to these at Container Store, Target or Walmart. You may even have some lying around your house as well.
I am so happy that I took the time to organize all of my workout clothes in a way that I can actually see them and appreciate them. Just in time too because the new spring line of Skirt Sports is coming out next month and now I have lots of room for them! 🙂 Next up: tackling the shoes.