Have you ever pulled out a shirt to wear for the day only to discover it is stained? Have you ever gone to dress for a nice dinner out or an event, only to realize you have nothing to wear?
One of the aspects of being a stay at home mommy is that you often end up with a blur between your “good” clothes and your everyday clothes. The real tragedy here is that when this happens everything you own turns into everyday clothes and soon you have nothing nice to wear out of the house.
When we moved to this new house, I suddenly had 2 closets in every room, including the master bedroom. Folks, I just don’t have that many clothes! But, I decided to make good use of the second (much smaller) closet in our bedroom and create two separate areas for my clothing…one for good and one for everyday.
The photo at the top of this post is my “good” closet and the one directly above is my everyday closet (it is a walk-in I share with my husband).
My everyday closet isn’t full of ratty, stained clothing by any means (remember, I’m trying to move away from living in junky clothes 😉 ), but it does contain items I feel most comfortable wearing around the house and not things I would wear to a convention or a dinner. And yes, it does include its fair share of house-cleaning, chore-friendly clothes.
I really wish I had done this years ago because having that separation between the going out clothes and the everyday mom-around-the-house clothes has made it much easier on me when it comes to finding something to wear out for that special occasion or even for a nice dinner out with friends. The items in my good closet are not all super fancy holiday wear, some are just shirts I really, really like and want to save for those special date nights or doctor’s appointments (like today).
So, while not all of you are going to have the luxury of 2 closets to separate out your clothes, I’d highly encourage you to separate out your own closet into two different kinds of clothes. And don’t forget to throw in those favorite casual outfits! Create a Mommy Closet that works for you and makes it easier on you to get up and get dressed!