Welcome back to The Memo: Spring Series!
If you didn't get a chance to read the last post you can scroll back through The Memo, or click here to read about how to Organize Your TO-DO List. I shared a simple 4-step method on getting ahead on your task list & getting organized for Spring.
Organizing and prioritizing our items shouldn't have to feel daunting or seem like an extra project to take on. You can take it at your own pace, spread out the tasks, or bring in the family to join in on the fun! Part 2 of the Spring Series is all about how to Re-org the CLOTHES.
If you're between sizes, keep what you think might feel comfortable on your body for another 2-3 months. Your size may fluctuate, and that's OK. Nothing is worse than not having a pair of pants that don't fit, or look/feel unflattering, which for Mamas takes us down the rabbit hole of "I have nothing to wear" & a whole bunch of unnecessary self-destruction. It's not a bad idea to even have a few pairs of pants in a different sizes just in case you're feeling a little bloated, lost a few LBS or even gained a few pounds. Just be comfortable, Mama! You are gorgeous with all your curves.
If you're pregnant, keep what you LOVE from pre-pregnancy.
There's no need to get rid of things you know you're planning on wearing in a few months. For the items that you don't love anymore, donate or sell. Maybe another Mom Friend could use a wardrobe re-fresh. Ask your gal pals what they might like to have from your stash, then the remaining items can go to the donation center - OR do an exchange with a girlfriend who might have swapped sizes with you. Who doesn't love Free99?
My Overall Thoughts:
If you have a pair of COMFORTABLE pants on hand + 1-2 plain Tees + a cardigan/jacket you love...then you can mix and match these items with the rest of your wardrobe pretty easily. Heck, repeat the same outfit as you wish, there are no rules. If you're in between sizes, don't feel pressured to purge all the clothes that no longer fit. Keep what you love!
Come on back next week for part 3 of my Spring Organizing Series where I chat about tackling the garage & storage!
The transition from Winter to Spring is far more than warmer temps & sunny days (granted that's really all Minnesotans have asked for).
In the Persian culture, we spend some time right before the Persian New Year (which is the 1st Day of Spring) doing what's called "khooneh takooni" aka Home Cleaning. We dive in to de-cluttering and really deep clean the whole house. It's a way for Persians to rid their environment & atmosphere of the "old & toxic" and make room for the new & bright endeavors of the year ahead.
Persian or not, there is quite a bit that many of us have accumulated over the past few months between the Fall, Winter gear, holiday decor, gifts, and for some of us who are lucky we've even accumulated a few pounds, too! :) #ILovePie
Today, I'm kicking off the FIRST of my 3-part Spring Organizing Series by sharing some tips on how to get ahead on the never ending list of tasks and TO-DOs.