Oh yes, I can smell it in the air. Here in the Northern Hemisphere the days are slowly getting longer, and the snowdrops are just about starting to make an appearance. I do realise we are a few months away yet, but it's getting nearer. You don't only have to look outside to notice these things... generally I can feel my energy levels slowly rising and that feeling to sort out the house is thawing.
On Saturday I was meant to do nothing, just take a day to relax, read and do a bit of quilting. Instead I had the slightest urge to sort something out in the house. In the end I spent the entire Saturday unpacking my drawers and re-folding my clothes neatly. Now, I know some of you must think that I've wasted a chance to do nothing - a chance to have some 'me' time. But actually folding and re-organising things can be very therapeutic. I also realise that at this point I am sounding like I may suffer from an Obsessive Compulsive Disorder for organisation. But truthfully I am a born 'untidy person'. If you don't believe me, go ask my mum on her MammaLalla blog - she had years of trying to get me to not step out of my clothes, leave wet towels on the bed and simply rummage through my wardrobe as if it was a big laundry bin. So that is how I know Spring is approaching, because in the Spring even us 'born untidies' have the urge to straighten things out.
Drawers have always been my downfall. I can never see what are in the stacks of folded clothing, and as a result my impatience gets the better of me and I mess up the folded items. So this time I thought I need a different solution. I did a bit of 'folding clothes' research again, and decided that side-by-side stacking of all my tops and jumpers (the ones that don't need hanging) is the solution. Unfortunately I forgot (on purpose) to take a 'before' shot. But here you can see how I've folded and lined up my 'tops' drawer. And yes, I would like to point out that if I was Obsessive, I would arrange things by colour - but I'm too much of a realist, and know that that system won't last long. But I didn't stop there, I continued until all the drawers that belong to me were sorted out... including my underwear drawers. There is however no way that I am going to post photos of my nickers drawer on a blog, but I will show you a peek of how I've stacked my bra's in an IKEA wardrobe organising box (yes, I wear flesh coloured bras when the occasion arises and that is a 'shock absorber' at the front, now lets move on please). Phew, so after all that folding, I have become veryfamiliar with various folding techniques. Coincidentally, Ivy from Little Ivy Cakes left me a comment asking about folding socks. So for all you Spring organisers, and for Ivy, I will be posting at the weekend about different folding techniques (not just t-shirt) for drawer and wardrobe organisation, including socks, trousers, underwear etc. All of that just in time for a bit of early Spring Cleaning.
Many of the posts featured on this blog are about doing household chores the correct, or so to say perfect way. My intention is not to make readers feel that the way they are running their households are wrong. So if making the bed, or ironing shirts in a certain way doesn't fit your lifestyle, do not feel guilty about it. But by learning the correct way of doing things it might just come in handy for those times when special guests are staying, or when you need to iron that shirt perfectly for a job interview. So enjoy the learning, but skip the guilt and LOVE your homes. x