Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Closet #3 - Decluttering/Organizing

Finished cleaning/organizing/decluttering closet #3 today. This closet is in my office/craft room and holds my extra scrapbooking supplies, cold storage photos and memorabilia, projects that I have started or want to work on, and gift wrapping essentials.

Here's the before photo:

Honestly, I didn't think this closet was in bad shape other than being a little disorganized with too much stuff on the floor making it impossible to walk in to the closet. Of course, I just moved my office/craft room into this room and closet six months ago, so it hasn't had much time to accumulate clutter. Most everything that was in the closet really belonged there. However, I do have to confess that as I was cleaning out this closet, I moved several small storage boxes into closet #4 which I will be tackling next. I will now, of course, have to handle those boxes again, but I felt that it was the best way to get this closet in shape in the shortest amount of time. (I certainly can't have a mess in my office/craft room - what if a sudden inspiration to scrap strikes me!) Not much true decluttering was done in the sense of moving clutter out of the house. I did put one glass vase (what was it doing in here?) in the donation pile.

Here's the end result:

I'm going to take a break on closets for a few weeks then I'll tackle closet #4 - the hallway closet. It's a small closet but it is jammed full of stuff. It will be a pretty involved job deciding what to keep, what to donate, and where it all really belongs. And then there's closet #5 where Robbie stores his extra stuff, packed floor to ceiling and in great need of an overhaul. :>)

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