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Swimming Suit Organization

Dear friends, I’m going to break it to you.  Swimming suit season is almost upon us.  If you’ve been putting off those toning exercises, now is the time to ramp it up.

As for me, those days are way behind me and I accept who I am when I wear a swimming suit. 

And.  I live in Arizona. 

And.  It gets HOT here.  Thus, the true need to spend time in a bathing suit.

So, while I’m not spending time fretting my appearance in a suit, I do need to at least find what I have in my drawers.

A mess. 

So I spent a bit of time on swimming suit organization and here is what I did.

Dump it Out

I dumped out two drawers that hold all my swimming necessaries.  That includes:

  • One and two-piece suits
  • Cover skirts
  • Board shorts
  • Rash guards

That is a lot of stuff wadded up.

Divide the Drawers

I searched high and low for the best way to organize this stuff and the easiest and most reasonably priced solution I came up with was Grid Drawer Dividers from Amazon.

They are super easy to adjust to size, but honestly, there aren’t really enough of them.  But I’ll worry about that later.

Fold the Suits

My normal suit handling is to take them from the washing machine, let them air dry and then wad them up and stick them in the drawer or in a beach bag.

Is that what you do? 

I’m sure it’s totally disrespectful because suits can cost a lot of do-re-mi.  Am I right?  It seems like no matter how I fold them they still look wadded up.

But since I’m organizing them, I came up with this method. 

  • Lay suit flat
  • Fold in thirds
  • Take the top and the bottom and fold them to the center
  • Roll

This method means the rolls aren’t fat and allows the suits to sit better in the drawer.  Rolling allows me to get several in a drawer and see them all at once.

I followed a similar process for the rash guards and skirts.  I’ll need more dividers but everything looks much better and will be easier to manager.

What I’m Eating

Pizza!  Okay I am not recommending eating homemade pizza because it’s way too easy to eat the whole thing and magically gain three pounds.

I purchased some highly recommended Italian gluten-free flour and we decided to try our hand at homemade dough.

It also gave us an opportunity to use our stovetop pizza oven that doesn’t get used much.

The pizza came out tasty, but the dough never browned up or got fluffy.  And such is the way it goes when eating gluten-free.  Darn it.

For reference we used this flour and this recipe from Natasha’s Kitchen.

I topped mine with fresh tomatoes, microgreens and lots of Hatch red pepper flakes.

What I’m Reading

Well, I finished Orphan X, Lone Wolf, loved it and promptly got on the wait list for the audio version.  I am so hooked.  A junkie.

From Peter Heller, I read The River.  It gets really great reviews and my sister recommended it, but I felt like there was a ton of detail (read:  tedious) and then a rushed ending.

Just my opinion.  Heller is a good writer though.

On audio I listened to a fantasy called Fate of the Fallen by Kel Kade.  It’s not my usual genre, but the narrator was quite good and it was probably a three out of five star.

In Memoriam

DF Denisse said goodbye to sweet, sweet Olivia.  She had a wonderful life and was a good family member.  I know she is missed every day and I’m sending prayers for peace and love to Denisse and her family.

Wrap Up

I hope your week was a good one.  I feel like a lot of people are wrapping up their taxes and taking care of financial tasks.

That is so stressful.

I hope you’re getting a bit of time to celebrate the good things about spring!