I have this thing about color coordinating.
Growing up, my sister and I shared a room, and each of us had half the closet. We used to organize our closet by season and color, we even made up a chart of what outfits to wear so we wouldn’t be wearing the same thing twice within a two-week period. I carefully planned what I was going to wear, making sure everything matched or colors were coordinated, right down to my shoes.
At the time it would have been nice to have had color hangers to color coordinate even more effectively, like I found on the internet:
That would have taken our color coordination to a whole new level.
Fast forward to now, our house was built in 1817 which means it was built without closets. Back then no one had the amount of clothing we do now, and the number of shoes I currently own was unheard of. They had their ‘work’ clothes whether it be working in the fields, in a household or otherwise, and one ‘Sunday best’ outfit for dressing up. Much simpler times.
So the lack of closets in our house has put a major crimp in my clothing organization, forget about keeping things organized by color. Instead, I have the one and only closet stuffed too full of equal amounts of clothes that are too small and too big, and the ones I wear regularly reside hanging on hooks of doors in the bedroom and bathroom.
It’s driving me crazy.
I’ve passed on my color coordination mode to the Princess Nagger, too – I help her pick out her school clothes each day (mostly because she’s not a morning person, and doesn’t want to exert any creative energy at that hour, it’s exertion enough just to get out of bed).
The color coordination also includes her shoes – I’ve also passed on my shoe obsession to her, mostly because if I see cute shoes for her on sale I’ll buy them (and sometimes even if they’re too big, because she’ll eventually grow into them but the price can’t be beat) and think of specific outfits those shoes will coordinate well with.
I might need some serious professional help. But at least I’m coordinated.
Which brings me to this week’s question:
Are you color coordinated? How does your closet stack up?
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