Are your clothes ready to wear? How organized is your closet?

closet - organized closet
@polachicago (19073)
United States
May 21, 2007 7:23pm CST
Any time I called my friend, she was busy ironing. She always complained about having nothing to wear. I visited her recently and she asked me to look in her closet. I told her that I wouldn’t find anything in her closet, because her closet is not organized. To make story short, I helped her to organized closet in about 2 hours. She agrees to donate some of her old clothes to charity, because she didn’t wear them for over 2 years. When we finished, she was very happy. I showed her frustration free system that always works for me. Clothes are organized by purpose and by colors. Some are set together the way she always wears them. On top of it, I showed her how to wash and dry her clothes to reduce or eliminate ironing time. Her comment was…”no wonder you can get ready in 2 minutes” How organized is your closet? Do you like folded clothes or all on hangers?
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26 responses
• United States
22 May 07
My closet!!!haha! My bf does laundry he's the one hanging clothes and all. I'm so disorganized! I admit it...I always have...sometimes when I'm looking for that one shirt or skirt I get so frustrated....Your right about feeling so happy donating clothes. Last Summer when I was pregnant I donated 13 trashbags full of clothes. Most of it I only wore a few times or never wore at all. I also feel accomplished when I fold all my clothes and hand everything......makes you feel good. I should do it more often!
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@polachicago (19073)
• United States
22 May 07
yes, you should, it makes you feel good. Donations are good, because you can help others....:)))
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@katkat3 (426)
22 May 07
Hi.. I'm not realy that organized when it comes to my wardrobe - although I do have one half of the wardrobe for tops and the other for trousers, skirts and dresses. My going out wear is on the outer side of the wardrobe so that all my work clothes are easily accessible! I very rarely iron at all, don't have an ironing bored so when something really needs ironing I do it on a towel on the floor! It's terrible really. People that iron everything - even their underwear make me laugh (no offense to anyone) but everyday wears aren't going to be seen!??? :0)
@polachicago (19073)
• United States
22 May 07
I don't iron underwear....I don't iron anything except business shirts...
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@dpk262006 (56764)
• Delhi, India
25 May 07
Good point made, it the clothes are organised, you can wear them within no time, if you are to leave somewhere in a hurry. Not only clothes, everything should be organised in our home and we should knwo...what is lying where. YOu appear to me a good organiser and a systematic person, who knows how to organise things. You really did great favour to your friend in imporving her habits. We should also take a leaf from you.
@polachicago (19073)
• United States
25 May 07
...ha, ha...I don't think you need it...
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@dpk262006 (56764)
• Delhi, India
30 May 07
POla, We can surely learn from you lot of tips for imporving ourselfves. I mean it. deepak
@polachicago (19073)
• United States
30 May 07
thank you..:)
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@LittleMel (14037)
• Canada
22 May 07
my husband doesn't like clothes hung while they're not dry. In any season other than winter, I always hang heavy laundry on the lines, under the sun. underwear and light laundry will dry in minutes in the dryer. now that you said this, I would get a closet organizer. we have 3 closets but most is full of my husband's clothes and I only use 1 closet for my formal clothes and other dresses. Most of my clothes are casuals, jeans and tank tops so they are folded. I wear them at home and in the shop.
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@polachicago (19073)
• United States
22 May 07
...I love to wear just jeans and tops...:)))
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@LittleMel (14037)
• Canada
22 May 07
hehe it's more practical to me. I have to work at the shop then go home and do the dishes and cook. In the weekend I do this too plus I have to do laundry. I don't feel like wearing anything formal everyday :)
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@Lakota12 (42681)
• United States
22 May 07
oh my ya had to ask! No my cloet is the pits but I do keep blouses or shirt together and pants together . my clothes are now mostly in a basket for I havent hung them up yet lol. I hate hanging up clothes and washing and I never Iron! If I have to Iron it I dont buy it! And the floor of my closet ya cant see the floor looks like if no one wants it in their closet it is in mine!
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@polachicago (19073)
• United States
22 May 07
...I used to have it this way years ago, till one day I saw my closet full of clothes and nothing to wear....and started my cleaning...I push myself everyday to stay orgenized....
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@Lakota12 (42681)
• United States
22 May 07
I just dont seem to have time or I am just lazy lol
@liranlgo (5748)
• Israel
24 May 07
I like that all of my cloths will be organized in my closet. But i can not say that it is always that way. Somtimes i have periods of my life that i am so busy, that my clothes do look like they are in a war with each other. And there are times that i freak out, if everything is not organized at a certain place in my closet. Ofcourse that makes my whole life more organized, but i can not say that i am a very organized person.
@polachicago (19073)
• United States
24 May 07
I know many people with clothes on the floor for weeks...and they walk around the mess...
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@jogie_bien (1103)
• Philippines
23 May 07
yes, my closet is always organized because i dont want to see my closet that all is messy.I always put in order so that its easily to get dress.
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@polachicago (19073)
• United States
24 May 07
it is nice to hear...:)))
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@maribea (2366)
• Italy
23 May 07
oh I have never thought before that having a tidy closet would be so uncommon or difficult...but now that you pointed out the matter, well I have a friend whose house, not only closet, is a complete mess!!! I am quite a tidy person and I am always putting things into order and I try to have good care of my clothes..as you already know I have a special attention for underwear and they have a special drawer, then there are places for everything..shirts, sweaters, belts, bags, socks and tights and of course I like having my winter and summer clothes separated so I can easily change my wardrobe according to the season!!!I like hangers, but I have my shirts and sweaters all folded:::and yes I am used to donating to charity clothes that I don't wear anymore and that are in good conditions
@polachicago (19073)
• United States
23 May 07
...agree, when donating..clothes need to be in good condition...being organized make life easier..:)
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• United States
22 May 07
Believe it or not, my closet is organized and my clothes are always ready to wear, but, I have two closets as well, one is for my cosplay clothes, the other for my "normal" clothes.
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@polachicago (19073)
• United States
23 May 07
nice to have 2 closets..:)
• India
22 May 07
My dresses will be kept in a rack after washing. I myself will iron my pants and shirts and hang it in the rack. I spent an hour for ironing my dresses for the whole week. I use to give my old clothes to the helpage homes. I keep the ironed pants in a separate rack and hang the shirts in the holders in the rack.
@polachicago (19073)
• United States
23 May 07
it looks like you are well organized....
@twoey68 (13651)
• United States
20 Mar 08
Yes and no. My clothes are all hung up and I have a drawer for just underclothes but that's it. I have a pair of play clothes I wear for the most part around the house and the rest are outdoor clothes for when I go out. !!HAPPY EASTER!! **AT PEACE WITHIN** ~~STAND STRONG IN YOUR BELIEFS~~
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@polachicago (19073)
• United States
21 Mar 08
I love my home clothes, the best I can wear. I am wearing pajama pants around the house...
@alienstar (5142)
• India
4 Jun 07
Hm....i have dresses in hanger a swell as ironed one's and i don't find any difficulty in getting ready on any dayMaybe to attend abig function or a casual party, my dresses will be there and i don't think much on dresses at that time as i know it is there
@polachicago (19073)
• United States
4 Jun 07
I think that you are well organized....
@Lydia1901 (16354)
• United States
25 May 07
Well, poor you. At least, her closet is more organized now than ever. My closet is very organized and I always make sure of that.
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@polachicago (19073)
• United States
25 May 07
good for you...it is the way to go...
@eaforeman6 (8983)
• United States
23 May 07
I keep my closet very organized and i dont keep too much. I used to have way too much and i just cleaned it all out. I really think you can have too much and not see what you have. It makes me fell better to have that sense of organization. I love it...
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@polachicago (19073)
• United States
23 May 07
yes, when you have to much...you don't know what you have....
@anabella (80)
• United States
22 May 07
i am very messy, my clothes are all over the place...maybe you can come over and help me. i need help, because no matter what I do, always looks the same.
@polachicago (19073)
• United States
23 May 07
I can be happy to help you...where are you?
@g1j3cut (77)
• Philippines
22 May 07
~ my closet is very orgnize from the shirt to the pants am i arranged it according to time i would wear it then on sundays change the arrangements...well i like to iron clothes first then hanger it, so when the time you need to wear it ,you just iron it a little...
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@polachicago (19073)
• United States
23 May 07
it looks like a lot ironing to me....
@emmanna (97)
• Egypt
22 May 07
well actually my closet is always not organized all the time we are 4 sisters and we all wearing together you know sisters ever one have clothes and all in one closet and you can imagine how is it like now
@polachicago (19073)
• United States
23 May 07
4 sisters and one closet? hard to deal with...:)))
@lingli_78 (12841)
• Australia
22 May 07
my closet is quite well-organised even though it is not perfect... but at least i can still find my clothes quite easily and i don't have to struggle to search through my whole closet to find the clothes that i want to wear... i think my folded and hang clothes are balance depending on the type of clothes... if they can be folded, then i will fold them... otherwise i will hang them...
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@polachicago (19073)
• United States
22 May 07
I try to hang them all for wrinkle free look including jeans....
@teison2 (5924)
• Norway
22 May 07
My closet is pretty well organized. Due to lack of space we do not have very big closets, so most of our clothes are folded. I would like more hanger-space. i really do not enjoy ironing at all - and i think a bigger closet would mean less ironing
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@polachicago (19073)
• United States
22 May 07
Most of my clothes are on hangers...my system makes my clothes iron free (most of the time)and ready to wear....I don't have many clothes, some I always put aside...like winter clothes...to free more space.
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@adidas7878 (2013)
• United States
31 May 07
want to come over to my place and help me clean out my room? my room is a mess, but i am always find my clothes, most of my clothes are hang up only some of them are fold, but i can get ready in about 5 minutes, but my room is very mess, how about that?
@polachicago (19073)
• United States
31 May 07
ok...I am on my way over...how about..just kidding...:)
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• United States
31 May 07
couldnt you teleport yourself? come on everyone can do it, just force your energey you can move though the air fast. :)
@polachicago (19073)
• United States
31 May 07
I would, but I still have huge headache after my my teleportation to China...lol
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