The first “extra” cleaning chore on my list for 2012 was cleaning out closets. After having a pretty productive purge less than 6 months ago, I really didn’t think it would be such a chore. I was wrong! It took two weeks and 3 more trips to Goodwill (I’ve taken 6 van loads since Christmas) to finish! But I am so glad to be done and have this happy and satisfied feeling every time I hang up my coat or get a box of cereal from the pantry… If only I could be assured that it would last! ;o)
Since I know it can’t last forever, I’m going to enjoy it while I can. So here’s a look at how they turned out. I would post before/after pictures for a more dramatic effect, but I wasn’t sure I wanted to be that candid and honest. LOL
I love the shoe holder idea I found on Pinterest! (of course!)
I also love my dry-erase labels I made from removable dry-erase locker stickers and my label punch.
I turned the storage closet under the stairs into a photo studio for my youngest son. He does have to share it with all of the holiday decorations though.
All the stuff from under the stairs got relocated to the furnace closet along with all of my fabric…
The linen closet got a majority of the keepsake boxes but a few had to go into my son’s closet…
Geez! We have a lot of games!!!
Even my craft closet ended up with a few keepsake boxes. Believe it or not, we went from 30 to 20 boxes of keepsake stuff!
I have mixed feelings about the newly found space in my closet… I was able to get all my clothes for each season into one box each. How? I got rid of a whole lot of clothes that I outgrew… :o/
Please let it last… Please let it last… Please let it last…