Wellllll, my weekend project list was kind of long. I suppose it was unrealistic to think that someone with project ADD could start and finish all of them in two very short days.
The good news is that I did finish a project that has been on my to-do list since before Christmas. My closet.
I mentioned in my last post that I had piles and baskets of clean clothes everywhere and that instead of putting them away I've been rummaging through them (and making a giant mess) for months.
So here is the dreaded before shot. Please don't judge me. I like to paint stuff and read blogs instead of fulfilling my domestic duties.
|Why fold your clean clothes when you can just jam them into various baskets and hampers?|
Annnnnnd that's why I've been avoiding this project for the last 8 weeks. Ba-rutal. The sad part about it was that most of those clothes were at some point folded. Until I flung them around in a whirlwind trying to get out of the house in time for work. New Years Resolution #34: Don't hit the snooze button 10 times every morning and then rush around late for work.
Important Organization Tip: While you're
dilly dallying around almost in slow-motion efficiently organizing your clothes, set up your laptop and watch three episodes of 90210 all the while drinking an ice-cold pepsi. It will make putting your clothes away somewhat bearable.
Three hours later:
Dreamy, isn't it? The brilliant part about the whole thing is that I found multiple clothing items that I completely forgot I had. On the downside, I found several items that I don't fit into anymore (boooo). I also made a giant pile of clothes that I never wear because of whatever reason (missing a button, shrunk in dryer, ugly-what-was-I-thinking, etc.).
I used my little hanger-thingy from Homesense to store all of my pants. I'm a visual person. If I stick them in a dresser I'll forget all about them. I have them sorted into jeans, khakis, and dress pants. I got rid of a whole bunch that were getting
tight old. I may have to go shopping for some more work pants. Hanging up I have dresses on the left and blouses on the right.
On the other side of the closet I have another one of those hangy-things but this one is supposed to be for shoes. I use it to store all of my tank tops and t-shirts. Yeah, I'm a t-shirt, jeans, and sneaker kinda girl.
On the top shelf I've got all of my sweaters and cardigans. On the lower shelf I've got my hoodies. Other girls collect shoes or purses, I'm all about the hoodies.
Down below I use three wire baskets to store some frequently used items: work-out gear (I went on the elliptical twice last week and it almost killed me), comfy joggers to throw on after work, and some slippers and my collection of knitted socks (I'm pretty sure my mom puts a pair in my stocking every year).
On the right hand side, I've got four small hooks to hang some belts. I don't know why I have any since I never wear them. I prefer the plumber's butt look most of the time.
On the left hand side I've got three hooks that are..... empty! Oh the possibilities.......
And so that ends this installment of share-your-embarrasingly-disorganized-closet-on-the-internet. I thought I'd clear up a few things before I sign off.
If you're wondering where Alex keeps his clothes, he's got an identical closet right next to mine. Very unusual for an older house but I love it. Obviously.
If you're wondering why I have no closet door, it's because the old one was another louvered bi-fold door and we need to custom order a new 5-panel bi-fold door that will match the ones downstairs. It's on the list.
If you're wondering why I have curtain rods but no curtains it's because I shopped the house for one of my "photo shoots" and put the curtains that were in here in the living room.
Oh yeah, and if you want to leave me a comment telling me that you have a closet that looks just like mine did, it would really make me feel better about myself. ;)