I am just beginning the planning phase for 2014’s Life: Simplified project. I have had a super busy break (a very un-breaky break) and am exhausted and mentally drained and haven’t had the time to sit and listen to the Lord’s direction for me for the whole year. BUT there is one place I have to start, no matter what comes after.
Simplifying the Clothes
In my focus of Simplifying Home and Health this year, my first stop is the clothes. We have 2 tiny closets and 4 small dressers and the clothes have gradually gotten out of control. The task this week is to pare down to the basics.
My girls are all adults and, so long as they can keep their room tidy and they do their own laundry, they are let off the purge project. But my boys are rapidly outgrowing clothes and we haven’t gotten rid of the ones we no longer need to make room for the basics of what we do need. Today I’ll be (blushingly) posting photos of closets and dressers and next week I’ll show the progress we’ve made. This may actually take us more than 1 week. But we will be taking inventory and (for the boys, anyway) cutting down so that:
- laundry is simplified
- bedroom cleaning is simplified
- planning is simplified
One thing I would love is ideas on how to organize our clothes in ways that take into account our lack of closets, our lack of dressers and that cost NO money!! Talk about a challenge!!
If you are jumping into the Life: Simplified challenge and you have a post you’ve written, please link it below! I’m excited that the group of bloggers I’m joining with are doing a united link-up so we can all share our posts and can invite others to join in as they are led. We all get to read the adventures and learning and progress of others, and hopefully glean from their insights.
Let God be magnified as we look to simplify for His glory!
Linking to any number of these lovely blogs.