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SUPER SIMPLE ORGANIZING SOLUTION FOR SCARVES

By November 8, 2016 12 Comments

Who doesn’t love wearing a pretty scarf?

Who has trouble remembering which ones you have?

Who has scarves scattered all around your bedroom or closet?  

Just last week I decided to dump all of my scarves onto the top of my bed, aka Marie Kondo style. I had been reading her book and visiting her website in preparation for the Organized by Olive Book Club. I decided to try her sorting method with my abundant collection of scarves.

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It became immediately apparent that I had too many scarves! Seeing them all together in one place helped me realize that my collection had gradually grown past what I could reasonably use or wear.  

It was definitely time to make some decisions!

DECISION #1

Store my scarves in an over-the-door shoe organizer on my closet door.

DECISION #2

Accept the limit of 16 pockets for storing scarves.

DECISION #3

Choose to keep only the scarves that actually go with my current assortment of clothes.

DECISION #4

Return scarves to the pockets after wearing and washing them.

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These decisions generated some pleasant consequences!

 

CONSEQUENCE #1

I see the scarves whenever I am getting dressed and remember to actually wear them!

CONSEQUENCE #2

I don’t feel the need for buying more because I know I have enough.

CONSEQUENCE #3

I can easily select the scarf that matches my outfit for the day.

CONSEQUENCE #4

I can easily put each scarf away when I am finished with it.

BONUS CONSEQUENCE

The storage solution makes the scarves more accessible while using less space.

So I consider this an organizing victory! And it makes me smile when I see and use such a simple solution. Give it a try and tell me how it works for you!

 

How many scarves do you have?

   

Olive Wagar

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