Organizing – Task 4

5 Jan 2011 by admin, 5 Comments »

Today’s challenge is the linen closet. I decided to do this one right off the bat even before I drove my son to school today. I made him help me adjust the shelves. What a way to start the day, eh?

Here is the before:

One reason I was able to do this task so quickly was because I was preparing for it. John bought me the bins last week and I had been thinking about where I was going to stash some of the stuff in there. For the first time ever (we’ve lived here 10 years), I adjusted the shelves. It was no biggie so why did I wait so long?

Here is the after:

I purged a bunch of towels, sheets and a comforter. I stashed kid sheets and pillowcases in the fabric bins. Fans went into this closet since there was room. They have been hiding in the bathroom closet but I have a feeling that task is coming soon. There are still a few things I’d like to do before I declare this closet complete, such as:

-Remove everything and paint the closet
-Replace those ugly contact paper shelves with white melamine ones
-Get more bins

But that job can wait for now. I suspect as I hit other rooms (and closets) around this house, there will be more stuff moved in here. My plan is to revisit this space after I’ve hit all the others. For today, I am D-O-N-E with organizing. And on to cleaning. My house is getting scrubbed from top to bottom. Time for me to prepare to battle dust bunnies (monsters?).

Inspired by A Bowl Full of Lemons.

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  1. Tia says:

    That looks great! I realized I want to paint my closet too. I’ll just add it to the loooong list of things I want to do. 🙂

  2. Catherine says:

    Incredible transformation! It doesn’t even look like the same closet.

  3. sally says:

    Great work! It looks awesome.

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