I’m still working on cleaning out the house. Dan says it’s all the benefits of moving without all the work. It’s true. I’ve cleaned out and organized so many little areas in the house. I’ve taken so many loads to Goodwill. I feel like it’s so much easier to find stuff in the house now.
My latest conquest was my clothes closet. Well, the shoes area of my closet, to be exact.
The first step of any organization project is to access what you have. That means I had to pull out all the stuff. All the shoes, all the boxes, all the broken crates. I even found some shirts that had fallen onto the floor. All that stuff had to come out of the closet.
Some of the shoes went directly into the trash (well, the recycle any way; I’m lucky that my city recycles shoes and fabrics as well as the normal stuff). Some of the shoes went to Goodwill. I think I got rid of 10 pairs of shoes. All of the boxes went into the recycle bin.
Clean everything well. Scrub and clean.
Next, I bought shelves. What you see at the bottom of my reorganized closet are two stacked shelves. They’re made to stack neatly. I had to put them together, but they were really easy. Originally I thought I wanted to install one of those closet organizer systems. But, after looking at them I decided that the simple white shelf was easier and much cheaper to do.
I’m so happy with how this project looks. I can find my shoes. I know what I have. And, it looks nice if anyone comes over and sees it.
And, here’s a Bonus organizing tip for all those plastic grocery sacks.
What projects have you tackled? Don’t you feel great making progress in your house?