I finished my bedroom a week ago, and I have managed to keep it looking good. With the exception of one area – clothes! They are everywhere, on the floor, the desk, the bed. I have realized that even though my bedroom is in order my closet is not. The closet affects the bedroom. Therefore I have decided to take a week to re-evaluate, re-organize and “redecorate” my closet.
Up to now I have only had half a closet. The reason is that it is located in the hallway on the opposite side of my bedroom door. Half of it has been mine and the other half has been used as a shared closet. My parents were coming to visit last weekend. My sister and I were sitting at the living room table and making a list of everything that needed to be done. Suddenly we found ourselves moving half a row of drawers from the closet in the spare bedroom to my closet. So yes, now I have an entire closet space! (So excited!!). And this is another reason I have decided it needs a little bit of a make-over. My closet will not only room my clothes but also my other items such as my sewing cart.
If I was able to do what I wanted. I would paint the inside some funky colour, change the doors to folding doors and well by an entire new system. It would look so pretty. But that’s not happening. I would have to ask my parents (who we rent from) but I just do not see them saying yes. I will just have to make do with what I have now. Therefore this will be mostly re-organizing, labelling and purging (hopefully).
Here are the before pictures of my lovely closet:
As you can tell, it’s quite messy.The first two pictures are the left side of the closet – my newly acquired space. The drawers have become a dumping ground for my things when we were tidying before we got guests. On the floor is my sewing cart, boxes with stuff that was in my room, fire extinguisher (needs new home), yoga mat and picture frame. The last two pictures are the right side; shoes I never wear on the shelf on top and overfilled drawers with clothes.
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I have a question for everyone out there, what do you do with the clothes you no longer want in your closet? Store them somewhere else? Donate? Sell? Redesign????