Wednesday, October 19, 2011

My Closet

Our house is really great.  I've talked before about how much I love it and don't really care to move.  It's not perfect and there are a lot of things that frustrate me (like having no space to store shoes and coats on main floor).

But there are some nice features that you normally don't find in a house as old as ours.  One of those is the fact that we have 2 closets in our bedroom. They aren't huge walk ins, however, they are really spacious as compared to other homes of the same age.  We installed a closet organizer in Jeff's closet shortly after we moved in.  He really owns a ton more than me and it was nice to get his closet somewhat organized. I would like to replace it with something different, but it works for him right now.

My closet is just a rod and a couple of shelves above. I'm not a big shopper and so most of my summer and winter clothes will fit in this one closet. So does a lot of other junk!!

Full view of my closet- Jeff still needs to install the bamboo flooring in both closets.  It's
been almost 2 years since we did the floor- hahaha!

As you can see, I store a lot of my magazines on my shelf in the closet.  I need to go through them and get rid of most.  There are a good many that I do enjoy re-reading, but I think many got put there because of sheer laziness. My wedding album is in the big black box on the top shelf next to all my breast pump accessories.  I am just not sure what to do with my breast pump.  I haven't used it in 8 years, but it kind of grosses me out thinking that someone else would actually want to use it!  Any thoughts??

My floor was cleaned out earlier this year.  But then I began shoving things in it again.  The big white bag is all the things that used to be stored in our safe deposit.  I was suppose to get a new one at our credit union around 4 years ago.  Hmmmm....guess I can't complain about Jeff and those bamboo floors now can I?

I threw Paige's curtains in here as well when I started on her remodel -which is still at a standstill.  A bag of bags that I use when I need to bag things up for Goodwill or the consignment shop.  Extra hangers, my purse that is truly falling apart, our dvd player (no dresser or stand to store it for when we want to watch movies in our bedroom), and some 31 bags.  Oh and don't forget the free with purchase bear from PS Aeropostale from last year's Christmas online shopping for Paige. 

These are my summer/fall clothes.  Plus I keep my winter coats (far left) stored here.  I have a nice closet in my office (D$%# office!!) but I currently have all the coats that need to go to Goodwill/consignment shop taking up that precious space.  A few years ago, I purchased a huge supply of wooden hangers.  My hangers have to match.  In fact, my son has yellow ones, Paige has white ones, and Jeff and I have the wooden ones.  Though now I'm not loving them as much. 

These are my some of my most favorite books (non cleaning/organizing ones!).  I love Candace Bushnell and purchased her books in  hardback since I do re- read them a lot.  I used to be a fan of Kate Gosselin when she first was on tv, but then after the wedding vow renewal, I sort of stopped watching.  Now I'm not at all impressed with her and may actually sell/donate those books. 

The last thing about my closet is this dress.  It's Paige's First Holy Communion dress.  It's very similar to my wedding dress (minus the sheer jacket) and when she said it was the one she wanted I was thrilled!!

However, it's been hanging on this hook for about 4 years now.  I need to get it cleaned so I can box it up with her baptismal gown (which is probably in a pile of clothes in the attic!).  I'm just so afraid of it getting ruined.  So it's just hanging there collecting dust until I can get the courage to have it dry cleaned. 

Because I can easily shut the door, I tend to just ignore the mess.  But this morning, I decided it was time to really go through my clothes.  I took down all the containers so that I can pitch winter and summer things of mine.  I also need to see what winter clothes the kids have (or need) as well.  I may have some after pictures later today or tomorrow. 

Here I go!


Live Simply- Live Well said...

I just love organizing and getting rid of stuff. It makes me so happy! Can't wait to see the pics

Sarah said...

Good luck! That's so funny about the floors... we did the same thing. Our floors have been installed for years but we never finished the pantry or linen closets.