|Guess my closet has gotten a little out of hand in the last few years...|
|The view from the bedroom.|
|Inside the closet wasn't much better...|
|Can you spot the kitty?|
The next step was getting a nice clean slate, aka Benjamin Moore's Moonshine. I didn't bother removing the boards from the cabinet that used to exist here because my new storage solution would cover everything up well enough.
Speaking of the new storage solution ...
|Can you spot Shadow again?|
Next, I hauled the shelves upstairs and tucked them into the closet, which I had measured to make sure they would fit. But when I got them in the hall, I was sure I had screwed up because the shelves looked huge. But sure enough, they fit with room to spare. Guess I have a bigger closet than it appears.
I weeded through my clothes, shoes, purses and scarves and managed to get everything (minus the clothes on hangers) down to this:
Next, I sorted through all my hang-up clothes and pulled out a bunch I don't wear much and hung the rest back up.
And it's super easy to get to the shelves because I have lots of extra space on the clothing rod now. See?
Now that I have these shelves in there, I can't believe I went so long without them. Those 2 cloth bins and the cloth shelves just weren't cutting it. But I guess I didn't know that when I put them in. Some times I guess you just have to live with things until you can identify your own habits, like tossing shoes on the closet floor if they don't have a dedicated spot, stuffing shirts in the cloth shelves because they always looked messy even if I folded them, etc. etc. But this solution definitely feels more organized and dare I say it, more grown up, to me. And once I get a curtain or door, it'll really polish things off.