Ok, so there are probably no skeletons in there, but there is certainly some CHAOS GOING ON.
I like to think that J and I keep our house picked up. Admittedly some things have a strange home…(crock pot in the hallway closet, china in the spare bedroom, J’s dress shirts in a spare bedroom, luggage crammed behind K’s dresser, canned green beans in the laundry room.) But they do in fact HAVE a home, and I can generally tell you where that home is, including which drawer most kitchen gadgets are in.
But I have a confession…my name is M and my closet is a disaster. I had it nice and organized when we moved in last spring. Then I went on a diet and a few things got shifted around. Then I got pregnant and bought a few early maternity clothes. Then I got largely pregnant, and had to exclusively wear maternity items, but refused to clear a spot for them, so it got ugly fast. Pants weren’t on hangers, but draped over top of my “skinny” pants. Maternity, large non maternity, and clothes I borrowed from J were all mixed in where ever they would fit, and if they didn’t fit, I semi folded them and crammed them in the corner.
Even our dirty laundry, which was usually organized by “load” in one of four white baskets got hectic when I started using two of those for K’s room without replacing them. Add in some bathrobes, a vacuum cleaner, and a jewelry cabinet, and I’ve got a mess on my hands.
Want to see?
Better yet, DO judge, that’s partially why I’m showing you.
There. I did it.
And yes, those neatly organized polos belong to J. Annoying. 🙂
Anyway, my hope is that by showing you a “before”, I’ll certainly have to be motivated to show you an “after”!
The reason I keep putting it off is aside from straightening it up, I need to completely go through everything in there. There are maternity clothes, clothes that were too small BEFORE I got pregnant, worn out shoes, and things that may fit but I never where them. In fact, among this mess is one pair of jeans that fit, a handful of favorite work shirts, and a pile of t-shirts that I wear all the time. I don’t even know what the rest is!
My reward for going through the mess?
A shopping spree! I have Christmas money, Birthday money, and gift cards that I’ve been saving for when I lose the baby weight.
Which means…there’s another “before” shot we need to acknowledge as I take on this journey…
Josh+Angie Holcomb said:
Girl I'm just happy you have a big closet! That thing rocks! We have 3…count em….3 little baby closets in our house. Yeah. 3. And you can only hang stuff in two of them. Organization will come. And yipee!!! what motivation! woohoo!!
I am just glad to know that there are other moms out there with the organization promblems I face in my own house as well!! LOL! I too LOVE the big closets…1950's house's just don't come with big closets at all! Boo! 🙂