Friday, April 2, 2010

Friday Fail - Out of Control Closet

I am a closet failure. In our very tiny house, you would think that I would organize (and keep organized) our precious few small closets to make for a comfy, tidy, clean home. Well, here it is. My biggest continual closet failure in my house...take a deep matter how embarrassing it may be....I give you (drumroll please...) - our entryway/dining room closet:

About once a year, I clean this horrendous thing out and organize it a little bit. Throw out old shoes and mismatched gloves. Give away coats that no longer fit or are not being used. But then, inevitably, after a month or so, it looks like this again. A total "stuff it away for later day" hellhole. Yes, those are not only my daughter's snowboots, but also the kids' trick-or-treating pumpkins and kites all shoved into the bottom of the closet. (Apparently I like to cover all seasons). And I literally mean "shove." That is how I store stuff in this closet - by throwing it in the bottom and shoving the door closed until the doorknob clicks. Awesome, right? Well, I'm all about honesty today.

This is my failure that I hope to turn into an organizational triumph this month. I was completely inspired by this post at Virtually Organized. While I don't have the space or the budget to do everything she did in her closet, I hope to utilize some of the same concepts in my upcoming closet makeover.

Stay tuned! I hope to have some successful "after" photos posted in a couple of weeks.

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  1. Awh I can so relate to this!! You should see my closet in the guest bedroom. I spent a whole day organizing it and it's STILL a mess. It's just one of those areas that I can't get a hold on. I feel your pain. :~) Thanks for stopping by my blog.

  2. I understand only to well. Looking forward to how you get it under control.

  3. You go girl! My hubby and I just recently cleaned out all our closets. It's such a good feeling.

    My closets tend to pile up too. Thanks for linking up to Friday Fails!