Nothing quite gets me eating healthy again after too many holiday indulgences than trying on ALL my jeans.
So, while I admit that I did stare lovingly at my sweater collection while thinking of all the chocolate I’d consumed in the past few weeks and knowing, without a doubt, that trying on sweaters would be safer, I decided to bite the organizing bullet and go forward with the Closet Edition assignment that I had planned.
Are you ready to dive into the New Year by purging your jeans collection?
Good. Here are the steps…
Step One: Take out all of your jeans from your closet and dresser and pile them on your bed. Yes, that’s right. ALL of them.
Step Two: Bravely try on all pairs, getting rid of any that don’t fit, that don’t make you feel great or that have rips and holes (unless of course, they’re the “cool” rips and holes that are supposed to be there. Those you can keep.) Oh and the ones you can’t breathe in? Those GO.
Step Three: Get folding. Like with my t-shirts, I have a specific way that I like to fold my jeans. As with folding any clothing, it’s a personal preference. Just make sure you pick one way and stick with it. This makes your folded items look uniform and neat and oh so pretty.
Here’s a little step-by-step of the way I like to fold jeans.
I like this method because it makes the jeans easy to “flip” through when I’m looking for a particular pair. With the pockets facing out, I can easily identify which pair is which.
Once you’ve gone through and pared down your jeans collection and folded all the pairs you are keeping, you can stack them neatly, folded side facing out.
Or if you don’t have shelves, you can put them in your dresser. Again, folded as such, it will be very easy to find the pair you are looking for, even in a dresser drawer.
Let me know how it goes…and good luck!
P.S. If you’re looking for previous Clutter-Buster Boot Camp: The Closet Edition assignments, here they are:
Week One: Let’s Get Rolling: The T-Shirt Drawer
Week Four: It’s A Shoe Thing
Week Five: Hanging Tops Boot Camp Style