Monday, October 4, 2010

Finally ... THE CLOSET!

So ... cleaning and organizing the Closet of Doom and Despair was Numero Uno on my big deployment goal list. Then I tried for several months to put The Closet out of my mind ... because, well, it sucked. And then, one day in February, I started pulling things out of The Closet. And it looked like this. Please note how the photo below is not actually of The Closet but, instead, the guest room. The Closet had spilled out. Everywhere.

The closet didn't look so bad then ... cough cough.

The problem was that ... people came to visit before I could actually do any work on The Closet, so instead of doing anything to fix the problem, I just threw everything back in The Closet.
So anyway, it took until September to start working on The Closet. I took some photos after I had taken almost everything out and, well, basically just piled it around the guest room. It looked scary. Like this.
But The Closet looked a little better ... like this.
I had a huge trash/recycling pile. It looked like this.
I sent these "in the process of cleaning The Closet" photos to Matt so he could see that I was really working on it. He told his mom afterwards that he saw the photos and was upset - had he known I was in Iraq, he would have tried to meet up to say hi.

Ha ha. Very funny.

Anyway, it took around a month, but I am happy to say that The Closet of Doom and Despair is now The Closet of Peace, Love, Happiness and Organization! Voila!

I know, I know. You're impressed. I am, too. Sometimes I just go in the guest room and walk in the closet for the sake of, well, walking in the closet. Yay!

So ... cleaning out The Closet? CHECK!


Jackie said...

Yay! Our back bedroom is starting to look like the closet. I need to tackle it before it gets to the point of no return. Wishful thinking!!

Becky said...

Hahaha the Iraq comment was too much!

Is it bad/weird that I'm super excited about your closet? Because I am.

Kyle said...

hehe, and you show it off to all your visitors. Do you and Oscar have tea parties in there? :)

Bailey@ peppermintbliss said...

Oh.My.God. The first pics gave me hives, not in a judgey way...In a knowing "this will be me in 6 months if I don't get my situation in check NOW"...Ok, you've inspired me, I just need to get to it!

Lucy Marie said...

I cant' really tell the difference ...

Lucky in Love said...

Looks amazing! I know you've been wanting to get to it for a I'm glad you got to check it off your list :)

Perfectly Imperfect said...

I just died laughing at Lucy's comment!

I think it looks much better. Kudos for being able to walk in there!

d.a.r. said...

I want to take you to the Container store and do even more housekeeping. I love it!!