December 30, 2010
My closet makeover
I must thank all of you dedicated readers, once again, for helping to make my blog so successful. As I did last year, I chose five of the most popular blogs as far as page views are concerned and will repost them during this week. I hope that your holidays were wonderful and I wish you all a very Happy New Year and hope that 2011 will be safe, healthy, and prosperous!
In yesterday's blog, I mentioned how I took the time to straighten my closets. I consider myself to be a rather organized individual, so I was a bit alarmed at the disarray I was faced with. I also had a strong motivator in Kevin Sharkey, who contributed the terrific A Dream Closet Makeover, in the February issue of Martha Stewart Living. It's worth looking at. You can also find many other wonderful home design ideas by reading his blog. Tackling a closet is always a much bigger job than anticipated and I suppose I have just been putting it off for too long. With that said, welcome to my closet!
1 As you can see, this closet is way out of control!
2 There were two big closets that needed attention - this is the coat closet.
3 This is where clothing, shoes, and hats are stored.
4 Many dry cleaner bags, diverse hangers, and mixed up categories - no organization at all!
5 So many things were being stored in acid-free boxes. My goal? Get rid of the boxes!!
6 So many shoes - how did so many get here?
7 Shirts, pants, suits, jackets - all confused - how did this happen?
8 Unlike Kevin's closet, there was very little color coordination!
9 Emptying out this closet, made the guest bedroom look as though a cyclone had gone through. It took two whole days of organizing and I'm still not done!
10 These tubs are full of older clothes, shoes, and oddities for donation.
11 The coat closet is looking better with garments hanging on standardized hangers.
12 Another view
13 Each closet cubby now has an identity and a semblance of organization.
14 The shoe shelves are certainly looking better.
15 As you can clearly see, I need a bit more patience to be as neat and organized as Kevin is.