"What should I do with the clothes that I have worn, but they are not "dirty" enough to throw in the wash and they are not "clean" either. I will wear them again before I wash them, but I do not want to mix them in my closet next to freshly laundered items."
Do a little thinking about the project to help you find the right solution:
- Identify how many pieces of clothes in limbo you will have to accommodate. The solution here could be very different depending on if you have 3 items or 30 items that fit into this limbo category.
- Are the clothes folded or hanging?
- Where have you been putting these clothes? Are they currently piled high on a chair in your bedroom, top of a dresser, or closet floor?
- What is not working about your current process? Do you not like the visual scene with clothes on a chair in your room, are the clothes getting wrinkled?
- Identify other logical spaces where they could be stored. Start by looking where you get dressed and undressed. Remember that keeping organized is easiest when you create systems near where the activities take place.
Everyone will have unique circumstances. After you have thought about what you have to work with and the space that makes the most sense, decide if you will need any organizing helpers to get the job done. This might include:
- Wall hooks to put up inside or outside the closet to keep items separate.
- Different colored hangers so you know which ones are on the second wear and headed to the wash.