I’m Finally Out of the Closet
Okay, I have yesterday’s promised closet makeover pictures for you. I apologize that this is pretty anticlimactic because, while I’m thrilled with the new sense of peace and organization this brings me, in the end, it’s still just a closet.
Except now it’s clean and painted and oh yeah there’s no taffy stuck to the inside wall covered with scotch tape.
All of the scratches and general dinginess have been smoothed out and painted over. Justin hung the new shelf using some old 2×4’s we had in the garage, and I primed and painted them to match the shelf.
The really inexpensive hangars are from Bed, Bath and Beyond:
And both types of bronze hooks are from Target:
By hanging the hooks, taking out a few of the winter coats (umm, Katie? Do you really need 4 winter coats hanging in a main hall closet in North Carolina for 4 years?), digging out some storage baskets I had hiding in another closet, and throwing out some of the junk, I was actually able to fit more stuff in here.
The dog leashes and car harnesses came in from the garage, Justin’s baseball hats finally came down from the top of the television in the bedroom, and everything is now much more accessible.
We can even still fit the vacuum in there, and we have some extra space for guest coats. Apparently people appreciate that as opposed to flinging them over the back of a dog-hair covered sofa.
In the end, it really was worth the hassle.
Even though it might not look much different to you, cleaning out this closet helped clean me out a little, too.
Not in a literal enema sort of way, but in a figurative mind clutter sort of way.
Getting rid of crap you don’t need – both physically and mentally – is therapeutic.
Who knew you could get so much from a tiny little closet?
I can’t wait to see what happens when I move on to the walk-in…
After seeing the weather forecast for this weekend and reading this post I’ll be cleaning out closets, drawers, and kitchen cabinets this weekend. You inspire me turd.
Woohoo! (Except for the turd part.) ;)
Send me pics and I’ll make you internet famous!
Cleaning out closets gives me a sense of peace, too. I just wish everyone in the house felt that way. Or maybe, they just crap things up so I can get that sense of inner peace so often. Love the wood hangers. We really need to switch out our coat closet hangers to nicer ones. Thanks for sharing.
Yes, no kidding!! I find that it’s not working to go to the sink and let out a huge sigh every time I realize someone left tons of crumbs and food sticking in the bottom when I just cleaned it out! I mean, how difficult is it to just rinse after you wash a dish?!
(I suppose I should be grateful the dishes even get washed, huh?)
And these aren’t the nice wood hangers – they were super inexpensive and came in packs of 6 at BB&B, but they look better than our assorted plastic ones from before!
Washed? Bwaahaahaa. I’d be doing cartwheels if dirty dishes made it to the sink, instead of pushed under a certain teenager’s bed, or left on the entertainment center next to the tv to grow unnecessary science experiments. At least you’re lucky enough to know who left the crumbs. Everybody claims, “that wasn’t my yogurt cup, that was _____”
Wow, that sounded whiny. I do love my hubs & kids, and playing Suzy Homemaker.
Of course you love them! But we’re all allowed to whine every now and then. :)
Congrats on finleeg settled! I, too, am dreaming of the day when I get to look at all of my books at one time, instead of having half of them in boxes in the attic.
Props to you on cleaning out and organizing your closet! I love the feeling after organizing anything…it’s a satisfied happiness similar to finishing a long run. I wish I had the same motivation you have to clean out my old clothes and high school mementos…alas I’m too busy enjoying the art of doing nothing! :)
Maybe tomorrow since it’s supposed to rain/snow all day (why isn’t spring here yet?!).
The art of doing nothing is pretty admirable, too!
I just stumbled across your Valentines Day post and I laughed out loud…literally, not in just the lol sense. I couldn’t decide which photo was funnier: the baboon butt, the t-shirt, or the dead cupid. hahaha
Janie, this just made my day. :) Thank you!
You’ve inspired me from lazy planning to actual action…and I mentioned your blog and this post on my blog today.
Thanks for the link! And good luck with those closets – I have a hard enough time keeping up with stuff for 2 of us – I can’t imagine how you do it for 10! I can’t wait to see how they turn out. :)
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