I have to admit, I let my closet go. It became a place where I threw stuff in and shut the door quickly.
Clothes were all over the floor.
It was beyond cluttered.
I wasn’t even sure what I had in there anymore.
I was embarrassed when I started cleaning, and I'm shocked (and mortified) that I’m even sharing these pictures with you. But hey, I’m being real with you here so this is just another part of me. Well let me correct myself, this is a FORMER part of me.
But, I still felt the need to write “before” on every picture so I don’t have to claim this as my reality anymore. I could offer a million excuses for my closet, but I’m not going to bother; it would be a waste of time. Bottom line: I hate putting clothes on a hanger. Does anyone else feel this way? I can't be the only one!
So here goes, my most embarrassing pictures I've ever posted:
This phrase could never be more true: I had to mess up to clean up!
While I was cleaning up I found clothes that were still in the packages and still had the tags on. If I was completely unaware of the clothes I owned (and had never even worn!), it was waaaaaay past time to donate them. I filled 10, 13 gallon trash bags with clothes, and donated over 30 pairs of shoes.
It was great to have a closet back and have things in order (i.e. so that I could find things). This is where my purses, belts, & hats are now:
I'm one of those crazy OCD people that have my clothes color coordinated. Here is where my shirts are, color and season coordinated.
The ultimate goal of the closet cleaning was to move my jewelry box from my room into my closet, so that all of my getting ready stuff would be in one room. So with all my purging, I now have my jewelry box in my closet :-)
Ok so I was completely real with you. You've now seen the good, the bad, and the nasty, horrible, & ugly. Sometimes cleaning and renovating is a process; I would be lying if I didn't include this part of the process. I am committed to not letting my closet get that bed, ever again! I promise!!!