It’s cold out. It’s grey out. The Weather Channel is calling for another foot of snow. Yuck. So what to do during this frigid winter season? Let’s stay indoors and… organize !!
If you’re like me, then you know exactly what I see when I look at my closet and drawers.
I wouldn’t necessarily say that I’m a pack rat or a hoarder, but I tend to hold on to things for a long time. A VERY long time. Example: a shiny black velvet mini tube top worn to nightclubs 20 years ago, a winter cotillion dress from my first freshman year high school dance, summer flip-flops, winter boots, seemingly more shoes than Imelda Marcos ever owned, and clothes in a wide size range from size 4 to size 16, small to extra-large (my never-ending weight-loss wishes haven’t exactly manifested themselves into a successful physical form …yet!).
For some of the items, there is obviously a sentimental attachment (as I don’t think I’ll be baring my midriff – especially in this weather – any time in the near future) :) However, considering I live in a teeny tiny Manhattan studio.. well, sometimes it’s good to purge, to donate, to try to organize.
Here, ahead of the annual “Spring Cleaning” (way ahead … because you know the 15th snowstorm of 2014 is on the way!) is this great article I wanted to share. We may as well organize now .. this way we can emerge in the spring, with the nice weather, purged of all the things we no longer use .. and then be ready to enjoy the summer!
Have a great week everyone!
NYC where to donate: http://www.nyc.gov/html/stuffex/html/donate/where_to_donate.shtml