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So you have a closet and you have drawers and clothing to go in both, but what is the best way to care for clothing?  The first thing to do is clean out your closet.  If you're like most women and men you have clothing that hasn't been worn in a year. Besides overstuffed closets mean wrinkled clothing. If you can say "yes" to this you need to do some gleaning.  We all have more clothing than we can wear in a month's time and there are people who don't have more than one change of clothing.  Gluttony isn't necessarily just about food.  We as American believers are surrounded with plenty and it's easy to tune out the poor with a gift here and an offering there.  But if we were to be honest with ourselves we'd realize that stuff can become idols and we need to kill our idols.  So venture into those closets and fill a few black garbage bags with items that are over a year old.  Also, get rid of clothes that are more than one size different from where you are.  If the clothes are bigger definitely get rid of them (unless you're underweight).  No need to plan for failure.  Now let's sort what is left.  Here are some categories of clothing to help you make a sort:

  • Shirts & Blouses
    • Short sleeves & Long
    • Sort Rainbow (red, orange, yellow, green, blue, purple, black, brown, white)
  • Skirts
    • From short to long
    • Sort Rainbow
  • Slacks
    • From Capris to long
    • Sort Rainbow
  • Sweaters & Jackets
    • Sort Rainbow
  • Dresses
    • Sort Rainbow
  • Suits & Sets
    • Sort business to pleasure
  • Formal attire
  • Shoes (sort by color)
  • Purses (sort by color)
  • Belts (sort by color)
  • Scarves (sort by color)

 

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  • Lightweight garments-camisoles and fine blouses
  • Bathrobes-consider installing a heavyweight hanger behind your bathroom door
  • Outdoor jackets and coats
  • Dresses
  • Pleated items
  • Suits with jackets
  • Woven shirts and blouses
  • Silks, velvets, chiffons and taffetas
  • Anything made of rayon, cotton,  or linen (why iron twice)
  • Things with spandex in them
  • Workout clothing like sweatshirts, warm-ups
  • Bras, undies, slips and socks
  • Scarves or shawls
  • Jeans & skorts
  • Cotton t-shirts, folded neatly
  • Long beaded evening wear
  • Sweaters
  • Knitwear