Sorry if I just scared you. I'm happy to say that it currently looks like this and still does to this day! Pinky swear!
Woo to the hoo! Why am I mentioning a closet that I already organized rather than just showing you the coat closet that I tackled over the weekend? Well, because you might remember that when we de-cluttered we made 3 piles - trash, goodwill, consignment. The consignment pile went to a store here in the L-E-X called Apres Vous. This was our first time ever consigning our clothes. We just received our second consignment check the other day! The first check was for about $80 and the second was $87.24 to be exact. We've earned almost $170 for getting rid of things that we were no longer wearing (or didn't fit anymore)! So, I just wanted to give you a little update on the consignment front. It's seriously worth the effort, which really isn't much. Apres Vous requires the clothes to be on hangers (just use wire ones- the cleaners will give them to you for free) and ironed. Every consignment store works differently, but I think it's definitely worth checking into in your area.
Ok, so on to the coat closet that I tackled this weekend. I don't have any scary before pics to show you because I was on a roll. Just imagine shoes thrown in there and an assortment of different hangers with items just basically here, there, and everywhere. We had already pulled all of the unwanted items out of there back in January, but we had never taken the time to get things organized. I decided to separate each area into sections - the kid's coats, our coats, and the hubs shirts. He keeps his casual shirts down there (this closet is in the basement right next to the garage door) because he only really needs them on the weekends. I also pulled all random hangers out of there and decided to only use white plastic hangers. Luckily (again with the luck! :) we had enough! I think using all of the same color/type of hanger really makes things look more organized (just my opinion).
|Sorry these aren't the greatest pics. It's a narrow hallway without any windows.|
I even pulled everything out and vacuumed inside the closet, wiped down the baseboards, and used a handy dandy Mr. Clean Magic Eraser to remove all the scuff marks!