Look what I found today when I cleaned out my closet.
I thought I had donated it, but nope just moved it and then it got lost in the disorganization.
It works, we just don't have any film for it.
Ashley wants to get some so she can play around with it.
I think it is time to share with you the skeletons in my closet.
Look at this mess, I told you my organization missions are going to get scarier.
Wait until you see my laundry room, now that is embarrassing.
So anyway, I thought I would organize this closet.
It is suppose to house my vacuum. Do you see a vacuum?
Nooooo, that's because it can't fit.
This closet also holds games.....lots of games, Christmas decor, some cooking appliances.
Oh ya and plastic grocery bags......lots of plastic grocery bags.
So the first thing I had to do was take everything out.
Just know when you are doing this, don't do it before company comes.
And don't get discouraged as you are going to make an even bigger mess.
Looking pretty good and this is just from taking the plastic bags out, lol.
The bunny you see hanging on the door. That is a bunny bag holder I had made years ago.
You put or take the bags out from under her skirt. I guess we were just to lazy and threw them in the closet.
These are some of the bags that I recycled at my local grocery store....yes I said some.
I was to embarrassed to bring them all at once, so I would bring in a few at a time. I didn't want to look like a hoarder....okay to late, lol.
I think I brought in about 8 of these filled with plastic grocery bags.
Here is the closet all empty and clean.
I was thinking of painting the walls and adding some self liners. But then had to talk myself out of it.
I am trying to re organize and then if I want to come back and tweak it, I will.
I don't have a pantry of any kind.
Plus my knees are shot and they hurt every time I have to go down and search for something in my black hole I call my cupboards, so I was wanting to make this area my pantry.
It was either this closet or the linen closet. And hey I may change my mind on that once I get to my linen closet.
This is the only place for the vacuum to go, so I had to put it in here.
I was really fighting with myself on this one, as I didn't think the vacuum should go with food.
But most of the food is in cans so I think it should be okay.
The cereal is on the top shelf. My girls are taller then I am and I can reach them so we won't have a problem with that.
My cereal didn't fit on the shelf as the box was to high. so I put it in one of my Tupperware containers and labeled it. I think I will be doing this with the other packages as well.
Now doesn't that look so much better. It isn't wasted space and I can get to my canned foods so much easier.
I haven't done my black hole of cupboards yet, so I still have a bit of room for more stuff in here.
Plus I still need to label. I LOVE to label ;)
Now I just have to get the girls to go through all their games to see which ones to donate.
Some tips to organizing your closet.
1. Remove-Take everything out of your closet
2. Clean- use some cleaner and wipe the shelves down.
3. Sort- Put all like items together.
4. Purge- Get rid of anything you no longer love, or need.
5- Organize- Put away and organize the remaining items.
Is your desk area still looking organized?
Now go and clean out a closet :)
If you want to check out part 3 of Defunkifying my Life just click here.
I hope you all had a creative Friday :)