I like to think I'm a very organized, put together woman. In some ways I really am, but you wouldn't believe that at all if you opened some of the closets in our house, and we have so many closets in this house that it's become an epidemic.
I'm not kidding either. The more hectic life becomes, the more I shove into the closets, pushing the doors shut with my entire body so everything won't fall out, at least until the next time someone opens the door.
There's just so much STUFF that doesn't have a place. STUFF. I've really come to despise STUFF.
So I attacked the closets with full force and it was not an easy job. It took me half a day just to go through 2 of them. I threw out bags of items I found in them, and found things I didn't even know we had.
And when I was finished, I felt liberated and proud. Because of a clean closet. Who would've thunk it?
This is our hall closet we use for hanging coats and scarves. Are you ready for the before? I'm not sure I want you to see....
Yikes, and that is just one of many! So first I cleaned it out and got rid of half of what was in there. The rest went into storage in the basement.
And because I'm sort of on a contact paper kick, I decided to line the closet with it to make me want to keep it organized. If it looks pretty, I take better care of it.
The contact paper was $2.50/per roll and I used almost 4 rolls. I put in some baskets for organizing and bought nice, white hangers (it looks much better when the hangers match).