I really, really wanted to run right out to Target and buy some cute closet organizers, but I had to reign myself in, and resolve to not spend any money on this project. I mean, I adore seeing all those fancy and loverly closets in all the blogland makeovers I gawk at, but the reality is, no one even sees my closet...like, practically ever...and there are plenty of other more important things I need to save for. So my determination was to use what I have and not spend ANY money. I accomplished that...until the very end.
I had taken the sliding doors off to make the clean-out easier...the doors are a pain, and prevent me from getting at the whole closet at once. And they are just on a track (which the pop off of all the time...grrr) so I just popped them off and went on my merry way. Til it was time to put them back on. I couldn't get them on at all...so my darling husband told me to just leave them for him. Let's just say, he had a little trouble too. While trying to hang the one door, he thought it might help to 'nudge' it from the bottom...while wearing steel-toed boots. AND....now we need a new closet door. Somehow the SIMPLEST of projects always leads to another project around here. *sigh*
Anyway, here's the big reveal. Remember...no mean comments about the before, okay?!?!
So here goes.... Before:
You're probably thinking, what IS all that crap??? Yeah, I know. That would be a bin of all my summer clothes, the 'spring' bedding for our room (there is literally no where else to keep it!), our overnight bags, and apparently some of the kids' overnight bags too (which I didn't even know had snuck in there!), a pile of my 'painting clothes' that aren't drawer worthy, and goodness knows what else. Oh, curlers. Lots and lots of curlers. Which I can't get rid of, because when we have a special occasion, like, twice a year...I actually do use them! But I needed to find a better way to organize it all. And I did!
And I didn't spend a dime! Well...not yet anyway. There is that little door thing... ;)
So, how 'bout you? Did you do the challenge with me? If so, let me know if the comments so I can come check it out! And you'll want to head over to Simple Mom and link it up there too!! I'm looking forward...ever so hesitantly...to next week's 'hot spot' challenge!!