I like to spend most of the summer in flip flops or sandals. There is something very invigorating about getting your toes out in the fresh air especially when they spent the rest of the seasons inside boots. Despite my best intentions to free my feet from the restrains of shoes, the weather doesn’t always comply and sometimes it rains. Imagine that! So inconsiderate, don’t you think?
I usually have a pair of canvas shoes that I have for those days where sandals are not an option, but I don’t like laces. I actually resent them. You need to tie them, they get wet, they become untied, tangled… they are just messy so I decided to get rid of them.
This “no lace” solution is also great to use for children’s runners, especially when they are at an age where they don’t know how to tie them up properly just yet. It allows them to wear the shoes that they want without the hassle of the laces (no more dirty looks from teachers!)
Remove the laces from the shoes (isn’t it liberating?) and replace them with an elastic band tying a knot at the top and at the bottom. That is it.
No wet laces. No more knotted laces. No more laces. Easy to slip them in and out. Hurray for small victories!
What do you think? You like laces?
When we first moved into our house, about 5 years ago, we were delighted with all the build-in wardrobes in every room. It wasn’t only the fact that we didn’t have to spend loads of money that we didn’t have in storage.
In all these years, we have been very good at organising the wardrobes in our room. Ok, maybe good is an overstatement but we have been ok – there are still a couple of drawers that could be purged but the rest is acceptable. The wardrobes in the other rooms on the other hand, it is a whole different story.
I can’t actually tell you what is in the spare-room and craft-room wardrobes. We throw in there anything and everything – Out of sight out of mind. From craft supplies, to winter and summer clothes, to air mattresses and anything in between. It is only when it comes to look for something that becomes frustrating and infuriating.
I am now a woman in a mission, and that mission is to organise and de-clutter every wardrobe in the house. I am aware that this task will take longer than a day, or even a week and I am determined to make some changes to my approach to wardrobes (so I never have to do it ever again!).
These tips are wonderful and they should help me to keep my wardrobes organised long-term
1. FACE YOUR HANGERS ONE WAY
The hardest part about getting rid of clothes that I don’t use is to decide what has to go. I always seem to find a reason to keep certain items of clothes around, even if I have not worn them in ages. This time around I have decided to be ruthless.
Arrange your hangers so they are facing the same direction. Each time you wear something, flip the hanger when you put it away. At the end of a few weeks, anything that hasn’t been turned, you haven’t used it and it can go. No excuses
2. TIE YOUR SCARVES TO A HANGER
I never know how to organise scarves. I tend to put everything in boxes but I never have enough scarves to fill a box and once in a box I forget that they are there so I never use them.
By tying the scarves to a hanger you will be able to see exactly what you have and they will be nicely tidied up in your wardrobe.
5. USE YOUR WALL TO ORGANISE YOUR JEWELLERY
It’s a lovely way to free up some much-needed space on counters and display all your beautiful bits and pieces
I am looking forward to seeing my organised wardrobes and to see how much I get to donate to charity.
Wish me luck!