Thursday, July 10, 2008

Closet Chaos

Okay. First of all, how do I go from 20 comments to 6? What constitutes a lot of comments as opposed to, like, none? Well, I don't have anything fancy for you today. As a matter of fact, I can't believe I'm showing you this, but I thought it would motivate me to get the job done. Prepare yourself. Here is my closet.

I promise you this is not how it always looks. I swear there are just certain times of the year where parts of my house simply explode while I'm not looking. It usually happens at the end of the school year and around Christmas. Go figure.
Please don't ask how it got this way. I really don't know. One thing is for sure--I haven't purged any of my clothes in a looooooong time. Don't you worry, though. By tomorrow, I plan on it looking like this.
Amazing how getting rid of some clothes makes a room look so much bigger. I'm getting there. Right now I'm just trying to figure out how to get that lady to leave, so it's slowing my progress down. It's been awkward between us, to say the least.

I'll be back when I'm done, and all 6 of my readers (for you, Marie) can encourage me by telling me their closets look horrible, too.

22 comments:

veryberrynice said...

Okay, if you get your closet to look like the pic with the lady - I will pay you loads of money to do my closet. Some how I believe you will accomplish it!

I'm still working on my pillows. In fact I did my bed pillows like yours. They came out close but not as perfect. I'm sure it takes practice. ;-)

Brandee

At Home Redesigns said...

It is tough when a stranger moves in...unless she straightens...

Looks like you've got great components in your closet...I bet it'll look great when you are done.

Chris is *Refining Life* said...

Hi Chris! Thanks for visiting me and leaving a comment!

I have seen closets that look far worse than yours. I think I might just have to post mine, if that's what it takes to get to work on it!*Ü*

I'm off to explore your blog!
Chris (too)

Stephanie said...

This was actually how my closet looked up until about 6 weeks ago. I finally got tired of it and went through it. All of it. I came out with about 10 bags for Goodwill. Insane. And luckily for me, I've been able to keep it super clean!! I only wish I had taken before/after pictures like you did!

Krystyn said...

Mine is in fact horrible...and it's much smaller than yours, and I have to share it with my hubby!

Northern Michigan Mom said...

Okay Chris, I'm so glad to see something in your house that looks this way! All the pictures you post makes me sit here and drool. Everything is always so perfect and beautiful!!! Thanks for sharing your not so perfect spots. Good luck cleaning!

emily said...

My closet looks just like this. Minus about 15 square feet. Yeah. The people in 1964 who built this house evidently only had 2 outfits that they alternated between. So there is only room for the one in the actual closet.

I love your blog design, btw. Have I told you that already?

Laura said...

I am jealous of the space you have in your closet! I have to share with my husband and he is not allowed to hang anything up because he always leaves an arm just dangling there! It surprises me because my MIL is such a perfectionist at those sort of things. Maybe he wasn't allowed to hang anything up at her house either! Men, they do it on purpose!
Laura :)

Shannon said...

Ok, I am totally freaking out with all your great deals and great bedding!! Love it!! I love cleaning out my closet. Have fun!

Susie Harris said...

I so need a closet makeover....When you get yours lookin good come on over to my house! Susie H~

Marilyn said...

Count me in as one of your "readers" I crack up every time I read your blog - you are so fun!! Good luck with your closet - even though it looks good to me!! Wish I had it in my house!

Amy Jo said...

I've been thinking my closet needs a good cleaning out, painting and re-organizing too. Maybe you'll give me the push I need to get it started!!!

Good luck!

aj said...

Well, I hope you feel better now cause I'm your 13th commenter:) If that lady doesn't leave your closet soon I can come over and bitch-slap her. K? Just let me know;)

Kris said...

I am an odd girl who loves cleaning her closet. Short sleeved, white to dark, etc. I'm searching for cute storage bins to put odds and ends in while I dream of a larger closet. Good thing Lauren still lets me use 1/2 of hers! Happy cleaning - be brutal so there is room to shop for new!

Marie said...

A ha! You have 15 comments today! You must be on fire! :o)

When I saw that closet picture...I have to say... I felt RELIEF. Whew. My closet is even worse than that. Which kind of drives me nuts, since I just cleaned it up like a month ago! (ha ha) I literally have balls of yarn rolling around on the floor in my closet. Overalls hanging on the legs of an ironing board. It ain't pretty.

Layla said...

"It's been awkward between us, to say the least".....HA HA HA HA HA HA HA! I'm am laughing out loud over here!

montacoo said...

Hi...I can so relate to this closet..LOL..My closet is about this same size and I have to share it with my husband..LOL..It seems like I have to clean it every week..LOL..Your picture of the BIG closet is also my dreammmmm closet...anyways, great blog.. monta :))

chriskauf said...

Your blog is so pretty , mine is so bare bones ugly,blech,
your dog pains I share I have a brat dog , who messes and tortures my other dog, I won't go into the depths of his flaws but I am hoping he will mature sometime soon.
Your house is so lovely , love your caddy I have the same one, it looks so messy when you use it though , some day it will b in my office too.
My closet disaster makes yours look like a dream , I really need to work on that , and our basement storage/dumping ground , I hate wasting summer doing those sorts of things.
Chris

mommy2gabby said...

Please come help me with mine! It is so darn small, but you are able to walk in though. We got a closet cabinet and drawers off of free cycle. Now we have to redo the whole set of closet bars to fit it in.

Hubby has taken it to the garage to store somethings in until we have time to work on this.

Can't wait to see the final project!

Jody

Lori said...

Haha, yes, that lady need to go....
Good luck, your new closet will look gorgeous!! :)

deepfriedapplepies said...

Wow! What a great job! LOL! I came here from Marie's corner of the world~
Seriously, your closet doesn't look bad, I have to SHARE one with my hubs!

Melissa @ The Inspired Room said...

Chris,

Your house and blog are lovely, comments are not a reliable source on the great blog post scale!

Enjoying all of your recent projects, you are doing a great job!

xoxox

Happy day,
Melissa

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