Clothes clutter - how do you keep your room neat? Very HR!
For those of you who have horses at home especially, how do you keep it all organized?
I have "feeding/mucking clothes" that I usually wear in the am when it is still chilly, then I might change into riding clothes and ride a couple of horses. If it gets hot, I switch to shorts and tank top to do a few barn chores, I might go work another horse later - another change of clothes...
All those clothes don't usually get dirty enough to warrant immediate washing, yet they are no longer nice and fresh, so I would not put them back in the closet. What happens is that they usually end up on the floor of the bedroom in a messy pile and I want to try to fix that. Any ideas?
In my room is a set of plastic sliding drawers one on top of another like a chest of drawers. I use mine for paperwork. You could find something like it and put riding clothes in one drawer, shorts/tops in another, warm clothes in a 3rd. You could keep it at the barn or in your room. Walmart has them but I dunno if their out your way or not.
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Well, we do have a little of the same problem. There are clothes hooks in the laundry/mud room as well as a chair to drape things on, and more clothes hooks (one of those over the door jobs) in the master bath. We also have a "garden tub" which gets a fair amount of stuff hanging over the edge of it, and during chigger season is where we change out of anything that might be infested. If you have room a ladderback chair with the knobs will serve nicely as an interim storage spot, rather than the floor.
I keep a whole passle of baskets in my room(s). Obviously dirty non horsey laundry goes in one, horse and vehicle dirty clothes in another, re wearable but used items in a third, and there is usually at LEAST one basket of clean clothes too. Actually got one of those big rubber buckets - the semi soft ones, for the re wearable clothes. Works as well as a laundry basket IMO.
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What is this neatness concept of which you speak??????
I have one of those under the bed "tupperware" type storage containers for barn clothes. I really try to keep barn clothes separate from clothes for the rest of my life. I have resigned myself to the fact that, between the 3 cats and the horses, my clothes will never be free of furry animal hair. Even the special occasion clothes kept in my walk-in closet, where no cats are allowed, somehow manage to pick up hair.
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I have a closet for non-horse clothes and a tack closet where all my horse clothes are. I change in the tack closet. It has wire shelving in it and a row of hooks. Things that can be worn again, like breeches or a layer shirt, get put back on the wire shelves; if they're sweaty or really dirty I take them with me down to my regular closet and throw them in my laundry hampers.
I second the plastic "chests of drawers". I got mine at Target. Bought the biggest ones and stacked one on top of the other. I also bought a cloth laundry bin on a wooden rack that's foldable--got that at Walmart. The really dirty stuff goes in that till I find time to throw them in the washer. Shoes go in the closet in hanging shoe racks--they Velcro over the hanger rail. My boots have a special place in one corner of the closet.
I also bought really, really cute stackable bookshelves at Cost Plus World Market and put my books and other things on them. My room's now so tidy I hardly recognize it!
The way our house is set up, I go to/from the barn via the garage, which means I pass the laundry room. I neatly fold the "OK for another round" barn clothes on a shelf in there. When they reach "filthy" status, they are tossed into the laundry basket.
During our hot & humid summers here, I am often tossing several changes of barn/riding/yardwork clothes directly into the basket every day and the shelf for the still-wearable stuff goes largely unused!
Mine go on hooks in the bathroom or in a plastic bin. I have the nice over-the-door rack with six hooks on the outside of the door and a smaller one on the inside with three hooks, re-wearable clothes outside and anything else on the inside.
For storage of off season clothes I love Space Bags. I can still see whats in them and put stuff for fall where its easy to grab the hoodies when it starts to get chilly.