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Are you ready? This challenge should only take you five minutes!

This month I am focusing on Simplifying my Closet. This week’s Five Minute Challenge is to tackle your underwear drawer! When was the last time you cleaned it out? How many ill-fitting pairs of underwear, ratty old bras and single socks are floating around in there? Get rid of them! Just like what we are doing in our closets, this challenge should make mornings a lot easier, and leave you with good fitting, flattering undergarments.

Here’s what you should do:

1. Set a timer for five minutes.
2. Open your drawer and dump out all of the contents onto your bed or flat surface.
3. Now, pick only the best, most comfortable, most flattering things to go back in it. You may keep twelve pairs of underwear, six bras and twelve pairs of matching socks. That’s it!
4. Throw away any undergarments left on your bed. You don’t need them any more!

Don’t spend a lot of time on this. If your undergarments are split into separate drawers, pick the worst one or two drawers and do them together. If you do laundry once a week, you don’t need more than a dozen pairs of socks or underwear. Don’t worry about if you’ve got “enough.” Just toss the extras! You won’t miss all that clutter in the mornings.

I’m specifically picking quick five minute challenges so that we can all declutter and simplify without being overwhelmed. The chaos monster wants us to believe that if we can’t get things done perfectly, if we don’t spend hours cleaning and sorting and sweating, then it isn’t worth doing because it won’t be done right. That’s such a lie! One I’ve fallen for time and time again. So let’s break these down into five minutes segments. We can do anything for five minutes, right? I think you’ll be amazed at how much you’ll get done in only five minutes!

Make sure to come back here and tell me how it went! Ready? Set? Go!

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