Too much time on my hands?

June 1, 2017 | My Jottings

One of my sons-in-law helped me with a project recently, and as we passed my closet I showed him what I had recently done. Just on a quick whim, I hung my tops in colorful order. It took all of one minute.

When my son-in-law saw the rainbow, he raised his eyebrows, blinked a couple of times, smiled a little, and said, “You’ve got too much time on your hands.”

We laughed, but it’s not true. I have the same job, tasks, responsibilities I’ve always had, with the same 24 hours each day, but too much time? No.  🙂

If you were to take a look at my spice cabinet or my freezer or any number of other places in my home, you might think I needed some help. But for now, I’ve got my tops hung by color.

Do you have anything in your home creatively organized?


  1. Tauni says:

    I have all my clothes hung by type, sleeve length and color!! :). And I know when something is out of place!!

  2. Just Julie says:

    I don’t feel so alone now, Taun! xoxo 🙂

  3. Ginny says:

    Oh Jewel! I have closet envy!!! My closet in our bedroom was made for someone 4’5″ tall, only owns 3 outfits and has nocturnal vision… I also hang my clothes by sleeve length…so when I “guess” what I am grabbing, I at least have an idea if it is right for the temperature outside. Navy, brown and blacks are globs on a hanger that only come alive if I take them over by the window!!
    One thing I insist on is the felted hangers…tan (for white and light colored tops) and black for all others. A must!!! Nothing slips off those puppies!

  4. Just Julie says:

    Even reading about your closet made me want to read more of your words, Ginny. I’ve said this before, but I think you should write. A blog? xo

  5. Ganeida says:

    LOL I can’t even imagine doing this ~ ever. It helps though not even owning a dress or a skirt & all my shirts come in either blue or white. [Pants come in blue or black]

  6. Just Julie says:

    I’m getting close to not owning dresses, Ganeida. I have a couple, but the thought of wearing them makes me hope I never have to. You are organized in your own way! xoxo

  7. Nancy says:

    Just attended my husband’s college 50th reunion. His classmates (all men at his school) honored their deceased classmates by inviting their widows to their anniversary weekend free of charge. Wore some of my few formal dresses and enjoyed it a lot. My ideal wardrobe in retirement is tee-shirt, shorts or capris and sneakers.

  8. Just Julie says:

    How nice that you were able to attend free, Nancy! I like your ideal wardrobe. 🙂 Have a wonderful day… xoxo

  9. Ember says:

    Why do you have dresses if you don’t like wearing them? [Please read that in an interested, intrigued tone of voice, not a confrontational snarl] xx

  10. Just Julie says:

    I keep a couple of dresses for the infrequent times I feel I need to wear something other than a dressy top and some jeans. I don’t usually wear dress pants, so my dresses give me something to wear to weddings, funerals, times when I would stand out if I wore something else. Because heaven knows I don’t want to stand out. Gah. Not in that way anyway. 🙂 xoxo

  11. Carolyn says:

    The velvet hangers are amazing. I’d like to slowly switch completely over to only them. Nothing slips off of them and they are nice and thin.

  12. Just Julie says:

    Now I’m really going to have to look into these. 🙂 xo

  13. Su says:

    Dooley Baldwin – I too hang my blouses by color but sometimes my dear servant husband will hang up my clothes for me and I am so OCD that I immediately have to correct their placement. I do not recommend this idea for anyone with OCPD (Out of order Clothes Placement Disorder) Cynthia

  14. Just Julie says:

    I almost didn’t get to see your funny comment, Su, because it was stuck in spam for days and I needed help getting it out. I have no idea why spammers visit my blog and get through, and friends visit and don’t. Gah. I didn’t you hang your blouses by color! What else have you been keeping from me? Thank you for commenting, dearest Su. xoxo

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