Has your underwear lost its elastic?

Getting Organized:
In your Home and Homeschool 
 

      

Dear Friends,
Today’s Zone Mission had me thinking about the state of my underwear drawer. There is nothing worse than putting on a garment with elastic, and the elastic is shot. When we declutter, we tend to skip over the underwear drawer.
The mission today is to declutter from your drawer that has your pantyhose and socks, but I also want you to take a look in the drawer where you store your bras and underwear. All of these items have elastic or stretchy properties, and it is annoying (and embarrassing) if you try to wear something that is past its use.
Have you ever put on a pair of underwear only to have them fall back down? That happens when the elastic is shot. But we hold onto underwear for some reason. Today, I want you to toss the pairs that don’t fit you properly or have lost their elastic.
If you have a collection of bras that are not comfortable, you have a free pass to toss them as well. A good-fitting bra is an essential part of your wardrobe. If your bras do not fit properly or comfortably, go to a store that specializes in measuring you and helping you pick out a proper fit. You don’t have to buy a lot of bras. You can get by with one or two well-fitting bras.
Do any of you still wear pantyhose? For most of us, these are a thing of the past. I do have a few pair in my drawer for a situation where I would need to dress formally down to the pantyhose. I need to check them to make sure they still have their elasticity. Pantyhose do not stay up when their elastic is shot.
Socks that do not fit well and have lost their stretch slide down into your shoes. It’s annoying, and it can cause blisters. So let go of those socks that are worn out. Generations ago, ladies darned socks. They also knitted socks. Most of us don’t do that anymore. You can re-purpose old socks as rags, but you don’t need a lot of them.
Speaking of socks, do you have a basket or bag of mismatched socks? This is your week to deal with them. Have a sock matching party. Offer prizes or watch a movie while you do this. When you have gone through the whole basket, toss the ones that do not have mates. You need to do this periodically.
July is a great time of year to get a handle on the underwear situation in your drawers. In August, you will see back-to-school specials on socks and underwear. Start a list now for each person and their current size. Then you will be ready when the sales start.
If any of you are currently wearing your maternity undergarments and are not pregnant or nursing, it’s time to let them go. I know they are comfortable, but it’s time.
Your Home Blessing for today is to dust and vacuum.
Your Zone Mission for today is to declutter items from your sock and pantyhose drawer.
My menu plan for Tuesday is soup and sandwiches. Veggies and salad for me.
Have a blessed day!

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About Tami

Tami Fox is a homeschool mom of 6, who in age from 26 to 11. She and her husband have homeschooled for 17 years and have graduated three of their children from their homeschool. They are currently homeschooling 3 boys who are in grades 11, 9, and 6. They use hands-on learning and unit studies to ignite the fire of learning in their children. Tami is a homeschool author and conference speaker. You can contact her by email at Tami@TamiFox.com. Buy her book, Giving Your Children Wings at http://www.tamifox.net/giving-your-children-wings/.

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