Yesterday I decided that something had to change.
This closet is in our playroom/school room/craft room/pool table room. Can you tell this is a very multi purpose room? And as for the crafting and pool table part...I have layed a big sheet over the pool table and it doubles as my crafting table. It is used way more for crafting than for pool so it works well for me.
This little closet holds lots of school related things, games, dress up clothes and much much more. All of it is mostly my seven year olds stuff. Can you say TOO MUCH STUFF with me real loud so she can hear you?
You will cringe when you see the before...Are you ready?
I know...you don't have to say it.
That is dress up clothes, my friends, and they were everywhere.
I know, it's awful!!!
Are you wondering how the poor child even got in here to get anything? I guess it was like PE to her just climbing over stuff.
This is the side that was really horrible. (okay, it's all really horrible) It has all of her craft supplies, play doh and such.
So this is what I did first. My oldest daughter made me some signs so that I could start making piles...
This was the first thing to get tossed. Do you blame me?
I actually ended up tossing this bag full of garbage and boy it felt good.
I took these...
and made these...
It's getting better already.
I just pulled everything out and went through each item.
And then this started happening...
I could see the floor!!
I could easily get to any game now.
And all of her art supplies and such were all in order.
Isn't this amazing?
And, these things are in our sell pile. It's not a lot, but I am still excited. It is HARD for my little one to part with anything. This is huge for her. We will put these things in a local consignment sale and make some money to buy more STUFF with.
Doesn't this closet look so much better? Boy, it's amazing how out of control things can get when we can just shut the door on them. I think that probably goes with some of our lives as well. Hmmm...something to think about.
Do you enjoy cleaning out closets and cabinets and just getting organized? I actually enjoyed every minute of this job today. I enjoy getting organized and being organized. It's the staying that way part that gets tough sometimes.