SEASONS & STORAGE
When the seasons change, I try my hardest to move out the tanks, short sleeves and running skirts while moving in the long sleeves and long pants but then will miss certain pieces and go digging through all the piles to locate them again. Which really means everything ends up out of the drawers and in a mountain on the floor in the middle of our bedroom. Hubby LOVES IT when that happens.
I have a 4-drawer dresser and have commandeered most of the closet space for my clothing- also to Hubby’s delight- but the work out clothing takes up the majority of the space. 2 drawers of the dresser are dedicated to tanks and short sleeves (yes, the drawers I broke) and 2 shelves in the closet are dedicated to bottoms and long sleeves (while all run jackets are on hangers). I believe I need double that to really organize my gear by seasons and to, at least, be able to find the piece I want when I want it.
Stupid day-to-day clothes all getting in the way! I NEED MORE SPACE!!!
STINK & STRETCH
I’ll wash a shirt once, even twice, and it will still stink and have yellow armpits so I’ll scrub it with a round of Oxiclean in an attempt to remedy. Sometimes that works, sometimes it doesn’t but no matter what, that shirt STILL goes right back in the drawer!
Not only does my running gear get it’s own hamper to stink up, it also gets washed alone. On delicate. And anything I don’t want to shrink- bras, capris, skirts, some tops- gets hung over any free space left in the house (including towel racks, over the shower, over the bath tub, over the couch, over doors, on door knobs, and/or on a towel on the bed) and air-dried. I can do 3 loads of regular laundry in the time it takes me to wash & dry my technical apparel- seems like a REALLY good way to spend my time. Right?
With all this workout clothing, I should be in better shape.
SUMMARY & SHOPPING
As it happens, I am fundraising again for The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society and, along with my good buddy Kate , am hosting a shopping party here in Oakland at See Jane Run on March 3rd to benefit LLS- champagne, chocolate, and a 10% discount on shoes and apparel! We have tons of great raffle prizes too, so check out our Facebook event page for more details, save the date, invite all your friends, and COME ON BY!
As if I really needed an excuse to buy more gear…