7.18.2008

If You've Been Worried...

For Those of You Who Have Been Super Worried About Me and My Closet (uh-hum...Leanne!) ...

It is now CLEAN and TIDY!!!

Nine trash bags later...yes, I said NINE! I feel so successful! Oh my goodness, let me just tell you some of the horrifying stuff I found in that pit of junk...

  • old CDs from when I was in high school and college (n'Sync, Rickey Martin, and even Brittney Spears' "Oops, I Did It Again!" just to name a few...I'm not kidding!)
  • boxes from every pair of tennis shoes and boots that Kirk has bought in the past five years. They were all empty...why did we keep those? (And there were only his boxes...strange...)
  • old workout/aerobic VHS tapes...the leotards the girls are wearing on the front covers are enough for me to never use those again!!
  • all these hand-painted wooden signs and decorations from when the country look was in. Way too much mauve and country blue -- even for a junk closet. I'm shuddering as I think about it.
After discovering a few more ancient and ridiculous treasures/trash...I got busy cleaning. I started by just throwing everything out into the floor of my dining room and then started putting it back in (if I was going to keep it). IT TOOK FOREVER!!!!

But, I'm so happy now. It is still pretty crowded in there, just because it is a small closet and we don't have much storage space in the house, but at least everything is put in its place and is organized. It also isn't so much of a fire hazard anymore, which will make Stephanie feel better!! :)

Here is a picture of my success! Still crowded, but come on...nothing like before!!! The picture is a little dark, but I promise...it is clean!


In addition to my hall closet triumph, I cleaned out my closet and chest-of-drawers. Talk about another ridiculous undertaking...I cleaned out 5 trash bags full of clothes and 2 full of shoes. And my closet is still full. But, it is much better and I can at least get all my clothes in my closet now without having to leave some of them hanging in the laundry room. Why in the world did I ever say I never had anything to wear!?!?!


So, now I get to move on to the boys' rooms and closets...ugh...

4 comments:

mich said...

so proud! Now that you are the expert, you can come and clean my junk room :)

Jennifer said...

Way to go Amber! Makes you feel so good, doesn't it?! I need to tackle all of our closets...

Hartley Family said...

Hi, Amber!
Thanks for stopping by our blog and commenting! We're looking forward to seeing you sometime down the road...Right now we're in MN! (Yes! Out of the humidity for a while!)

Stephanie said...

I'm impressed! I notice you didn't show up pics of your closet...hehe. I think you have inspired me...I guess I'll have to work some tomorrow on my closet.

Now is all that for the yard sale? We may have to find some more tables :) and you may make you enough money to get that trip to Mexico or pay for the batting cages....oops did I just say that.