Now, before I show you some more photos, I want to defend myself in regards to that HUGE mess. My closet is not a "typical" closet. First of all, I was moving around tons of furniture this past month, which caused many things to become homeless. Secondly, one of the drawbacks to our home, is that it has very little storage space. We don't have a basement. We don't have an attic. (I do have a small storage closet in the school room, where I save baby clothes... I'm so thankful for the school room!). Our garage isn't the greatest... It is detached from the house, and it is filled with lizards, black widows, rattlesnakes and bats, so I am totally scared of going out there. (We hope to finish it off and seal it up, but in the meantime, I only store our Christmas items and camping gear--carefully sealed up--and that's it!) Then to make matters worse, none of my children's bedrooms have closets. We were given my sisters old armoire for the girls room, and my hubby put closet organizers along one wall of the boys room, but it just isn't the same. So, basically my closet has become the storage place for everything that doesn't have a home in our house.
So, that said, I am very excited about my progress, even if I'm not quite done.
Here is a quick look in the door, and behind the door. Ah! So nice to be able to open and shut the door without anything in the way. There is still quite a bit of stuff that I wish I didn't have to store in my closet, but there really isn't any where else for it. For example, that big plastic tub has all the kids snow gear in it. Where else can I put it??
And the top shelf is where I keep serving dishes that just won't fit in my kitchen cupboards. Peter Walsh would disagree with this probably, since he says to keep everything in it's zone, but our house was built in the 50's and our kitchen is small. Some day we will remodel it, and add on a Dining room, but in the meantime they will stay there for now...
Here is a closer look at the shelves:
Looking at them all together like that, they still look cluttered, and I am sure there is even more stuff that I can get rid of, but I am SO EXCITED to actually have a couple EMPTY shelves!
Alright, now my clothes... A couple weekends ago I tried most everything in my closet on for hubby, and ended up getting rid of half of my clothes. I still have too much... at least too much that doesn't fit! So, I hope to go through it again soon. It's just so hard to know what to keep and what to get rid--especially when I have worn about 6 different sizes in the last few years! ;)
And last of all... Here is a quick glimpse at what I still need to find homes for:
The photo on the left is mostly all pictures. We need to go through them and decide what we want to hang up, and the rest will have to go. The pile on the right belongs mostly in the school room. I don't have a file cabinet, so today I picked up a file crate, and I hope to begin implementing Dawn's file crate system.
OH. I'm tired now! It was quite a workout running up and down the hall all day putting things away!
I'm so glad that I am almost done, and THANKFUL that tomorrow is Sunday. A day of rest!! :)