Spring in the closet...
First thing to do is pull out all the sweaters.
I keep mine on the shelf above the hanging bar.
Then go through the sweaters and either
wash or have cleaned the ones that require such.
I put all of the sweaters through the dryer on "air" setting
with a few drops of cedar oil on the wool dryer balls.
Also, when the sweaters are off the shelf,
I wipe it and the hanging bar with cedar oil as well.
I just got a little spritz bottle and keep the oil in it.
I use an old sock so if I feel like the oil won't wash out very well, I can just throw it away.
The other thing that happens during this time, is that I 'make a run'
through my clothes and pull what I haven't worn, what might not fit well, and what is so uncomfortable I cringe at the thought of wearing it.
I have pulled all of those items and
hung them on one end. A couple of the items, I have decided to keep, but at least 95% of them have gone to the bargain counter. I do still have a few things to try on. I have come to the point that 'if I don't wear it, I don't want to store it.
My sweaters are now all organized and folded nicely awaiting next fall.
The closet smells fresh and clean when we enter - don't you love the smell of cedar?
I also have an abundance of hangers now; whereas before,
we were always searching for an empty one.
Doing this each spring keeps things in good repair
and keeps me from 'acquiring' too many items I don't wear.
It's a reminder every time I consider bringing home more clothes.
I think, "Will I have to try it on and pass it on in the spring?"
My reply to myself is usually, "Ugh," so I pass.
I would also like to apologize for my absence.
My computer did a sorta crash.
I was able to back-up my information,
but it was taking about 30-45 minutes
just to turn it on.
I am now working with my little Acer that was not intended
for the work load of a 'real' computer.
It doesn't have the same programs or functions,
but until I save enough for a new computer,
I will attempt to limp along.
Until next time,
Nimble Fingers and Even Stitches