A while back I shared with you this horrifically, embarrassing photo of the closet at the end of my hall. I use this closet to store a variety of different things. Mostly crafty stuff, but also wrapping stuff and of course my vacuum cleaner :).
I finally got up the nerve to clean. it. out. Because it was ridiculous people. I could barely open the door without fear of something tumbling out (except that I am pretty good at piling stacking things). After an entire day, that may or may not have included a moment or two of despair and wanting to give up, this is what I now see when I open the door…
Do you hear the angels singing?? I do!!
I know it might not look like much – but let me remind you again where we started.
So, here’s how this thing went down. First, as with all organizing/purging projects, I emptied all of the contents from the closet…into my hallway.
Wow. That’s a. lot. of. stuff people. This was when I had a brief fit of despair and desperately wanted to run away screaming. (But, I knew my hubby would not be pleased if he came home to see all of this all over the hall.) So…I dove in.
I sat right there in the corner and sorted through it all.
I was not really interested in purchasing any new storage for this closet at this time (no spend September), so I just used what I had on hand. Some of it I was already using in there, and some things got switched around. When we finished our garage project, I inherited the small drawers to use in here and they are perfect for my sewing tools and notions.
When it was all clean and pretty, I again pulled out my go to chalkboard vinyl and started cutting labels. I decided to just keep it simple and cut rectangles, since I had a variety of shapes and sizes to label. I labeled most everything – even some of the obvious stuff ;).
There are still a few things I would like to tweak, and I still would like to add another shelf or two up high, but for now it is definitely a breath of fresh air when I open the door.
This was my pile for donation and trash when I was finished 🙂
Cross another project off the list!! Blessings to you and happy organizing!!
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