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Wednesday, February 24, 2010

28 Day Org Challenge ~ The Closet

Our closet SCREAMED at me to be the thing I picked to be made over. It was tired of being the abused space in the house and I took pity on it and decided to finally organize the space.
It's supposed to be a walk in closet but it was getting pretty hard to actually "walk" in!

I'll show the before and after pictures and then get to answering the 5 questions that Laura asked after that.

The closet floor!
The little space by the toilet paper is where we "walked in"!

The after.
You can do a happy dance in there now!
The before of the shelf and front view.

This is right against the wall on the left. Right as you walk in. Any guesses to what's underneath here?
My shoe rack was underneath there.
Now it's actually being used for that purpose and that purpose only!
Please tell me you saw a difference!! LOL!

Now for the question and answer segment of this post!

1. What was the hardest part of the challenge for you and were you able to overcome it?

The hardest part of this challenge was knowing that I was going to have to say goodbye to some things that I've been holding onto for WAY to long.

2. Tell us what kind of changes/habits you have put into place in order for your area/room to maintain its new order?

The new habits that I've put into place it to NOT make our closet a dump all. We are trying to sell our house and it seems that in the mad rush of getting it ready to show we end up throwing everything in our closet. Not any more. Now I'm not embarrassed for them to open the closet door!

3. What did you do with the “stuff” you were able to purge out of your newly organized space?

Actually I was able to re-purpose some things, like my old jeans. And then the other things went to either the garbage or the Salvation Army.

4. What creative storage solutions were you able to introduce in order to create additional space as well as establish some limits and boundaries?

Well by using my shoe rack for my actual shoes, it created more space on the floor and I could actually see what I had. I used the blue suitcase to hold things inside while it's not in use. You can't see them but shoe boxes stack nicely and helped me house some things that "needed" to be in there but now are contained and not creating an avalanche!

5. Why do you think you should win this challenge?

Hmmm... that's a tough one. I should win because I'm tall. I don't know! LOL! I love to organize. I think I purposely let a space go just so I can organize it and in doing so I usually come up with a better and more creative way to store my things. That and I'm the only person I know who wants office supplies for stocking stuffers at Christmas!

This was fun. Thanks for the encouragement along the way!


  1. This looks so great!I love your treasure chest!

  2. I am impressed...both with your organization and your courage in posting before and after pics. Yikes! I so need to makeover my closet too. Thanks for the inspiration!

  3. Wow, it looks great! Congratulations!

  4. I love your closet, could you come do mine. He He I admit I am a hoarder and hard to part with anything. I am trying to declutter by selling some things on ebay. And I have lived in my house for 26 years, boy does things accumulate. Love your new look!!!! way to go girl!!!!

  5. Kim,

    I love when a closet comes together and is super organized. It makes it so nice when you go to put anything away.

    Here is hoping that you win!

    Love and Hugs ~ Kat

  6. I wouldn't have guessed that a shoe rack was under there.


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