Saturday, June 12, 2010

Operation Closet

I thought I would be honest and show you where I started so you can be seriously impressed with me when I am all done. The following picture is not for the super-organized and faint-at-heart. Seriously, Jen and Mel, look away!




This is what two years of chaos has led to. . .



For the record, I do know what a good closet should look like. This is Emma's (still in progress):



M and Will just left for the graduation. I have at least four solid hours to work some serious organizational miracles, my friends.

Edited: Like all projects of this nature, it took a lot longer than I would have thought to get the closet clean and organized . . . about six hours altogether. The good news is that I got it all done, including his dresser/changing table, which was also a MESS. I was able to sort all of his old clothes by size and put them in totes, which are going to a friend of ours who is expecting a little boy in November. I am so glad they can be put to good use, though I will admit to getting teary eyed as I packed them away. She is going to give them back to me, but I am pretty sure that our family is complete, so I will probably never see them on one of my babies again. It made me a bit wistful, even though I know I am going to have my hands full with these two. But at least his closet will be organized while I am dealing with the transition!

Oh, and because I finally found the adapter, I also have recent belly shots and the nursery update slated for later on this week. I know you are hanging on the edge of your keyboards.

3 comments:

HereWeGoAJen said...

Oh, but those are exciting pictures to look at, as the after picture is so much fun.

Searching said...

Good luck! Will's looks like my closets around here! I am quite impressed by Emma's. :)

Mel said...

I totally agree with Jen. The before and after photos are TOTALLY drool-a-rific! And Emma's closet is so beautiful! L's closet always stays beautiful, but that is because we have a spare bedroom upstairs where I manage all her extra clothes. I keep all the upcoming sizes in bins in her closet, but I feel like she grows out of stuff every week and I have to organize by what is going to the resale shop, what is getting saved (why? I don't know, we will probably not even have another baby, but I am wistful yet) and what might be handed down to other friends. I keep only the best, expensive type stuff that I maybe splurged on or found a really good deal on... generally Baby Gap stuff that I got at an outlet or sale. Is it sad that I consider Baby Gap stuff to be the "good" stuff? I cannot imagine spending more than that on her clothes... and even then I consider their sale prices to be too high! LOL

Good work on getting Will's stuff all organized! That is TOTALLY the kind of birthday present I would have given myself as well. :)
xoxo