Winter wardrobe prep

I know it’s only October, and you don’t want to be reminded of the cold winter days ahead. But they’re coming. Soon we’ll be dressing in layers, wearing wool socks and sweaters, and pulling on winter boots. A bit of winter wardrobe prep can make the transition easier.

Preparation steps:

  1. Wash tank tops, shorts, bathing suites, and summer dresses, before packing them away until next summer.
  2. Evaluate the items you’re packing away to determine if they’re worth keeping
  3. Swap out summer hats, scarves, leggings, footwear, pocketbooks, and jewelry for winter options.
  4. Add fall layering pieces to your wardrobe. This includes turtlenecks, slippers, bathrobes, and warmer Pjs.
  5. Once it gets colder add winter coats, gloves, and boots.

Make it habitual

Habits by definition are memory enhancement tools, because when something is habitual it requires less of our memory. A habit is something we do almost without thought. Work towards making daily organizing tasks habitual. Here are a few that I practice:Chart of Organizng Flow

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Feel happy while Organizing

I read about a study from Gretchen Rubin’s book Happier at Home that indicated, “interrupting a pleasant experience with something less pleasant can intensify a person’s overall pleasure.” Let’s use this while organizing. While doing something you enjoy, pause that activity to perform an organizing task.

Here are 3 examples:

  1. While watching a favorite tv show, podcast, or YouTuber, pause and organize the surface of your desk.
  2. While baking cookies, pause and organize your pantry.
  3. While chatting with your BBF, pause and organize your dresser.

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Motivation to buy less

Would any of these concerns motivate you to buy less?globe

    • Waste of time, money, energy
    • Depletion of natural and global resources
    • Pollution
    • Work conditions around the world
    • Human hardship
    • Negative impact on environment
    •  Eventual impact of disposal
    • Less to organize, maintain, and manage.

Please consider buying less.

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I can’t get rid of that!

Organizing tipone dollar billsHave you ever declared, “I can’t get rid of that, it cost too much!” If you don’t use it or wear it, why does it matter how much it cost? It won’t cost any less if you hold onto it for another year or two. Let it go now! This way someone, other than you, can get some use out of it before it depreciates in value.