I am in love with my decluttered bedroom and closet. Last week I followed my getting organized 2012 and my master bedroom plans. I was able to clean out my night table, purge a ton of clothes (5 bags!!), wipe down my blinds, vacuum my
drapes and dust my baseboards. I even got the items to donate out of the house. My bedroom looks fabulous! It wasn't very exciting so I didn't get any before or after photos. I wish I had taken photos of the bags I donated but I forgot. I'll try to do better as I go through the other areas of the house.
Yesterday (Sunday) morning was spent on the master closet. I thought it was mostly cleaned out but then I remembered all the blog advice out there to remove everything and then put it back. There were a lot more items that I initially thought. I was also able to do a very thorough vacuum, baseboard cleaning and dusting overall. My main goal was to clear items from the floor. It turned out great!
I pulled out the items that I could (I didn't bother for the hanging clothes as they were easy to access, just the items on the floor or the shelves.
I dare not purge hubby's items but I did colour code his clothes (white to dark, left to right) and sorted the shirts by long sleeve and short sleeve. He wasn't as happy as I thought he'd be since I found out after my organizing that he had a "system" of his own. But I think it looks prettier. He should thank me because I didn't purge any of his 40 tee shirts, right?!
|I mainly took the pants off the wire hangers and put sturdier plastic ones on.|
|Tell me this doesn't look like getting dressed in the morning would be easier and more fun!|
Here are my shoes. I am happy to report that I actually got rid of 3 pairs! I was able to put my summer ones on the bottom shelf and winter ones on the top shelf. I found that if I put them sideways I was able to gain more space.
And here are the items I donated today.
And the items I removed from the closet but need to recycle, toss or move elsewhere in the house.
I keep walking in my bedroom and looking at my closet and it is so wonderful I take a big breath with pride and relax whenever I look in the rooms. I am excited to go through more rooms and reveal them also!
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