Sunday, February 21, 2010

Storage Solution!

I am a messy person. My whole life I've always wanted to be a clean person. One of my favorite things is to organize. I'm just really bad at keeping it that way.

I've had show racks that are metal bars in plastic holders since middle school-ish. Most of Kevin's shoes went in those, along with my shoes that I didn't wear much. The shoes I did wear went in an over the door plastic thingy that we actually bought for our cruise (a cruise lifesaver- btw- a place for key cards, sunglasses, lip balm, all organized at your finger tips.) But we have accordian doors- so it had to hang on the outside. Not pretty.

I think I mentioned we are taking all the carpet out upstairs- along with painting all the rooms (will post pictures when we are done). So everything is getting emptied out and I am being very picky about what gets put back. In addition to having multiple goodwill bags of clothes (how did I get so fat?) Kevin told me he hates the racks because his shoes barely fit. I went to target and found a hanging shoe organzier for me, and a sweater organizer for his shoes (much larger than mine!). All his shoes fit in his, although 2 of the places will have to be shared once they are all in, and all my regular wear shoes fit in mine. My boots and shoes that rarely get worn are in an under the bed organizer.

In the end, I think it takes up a bit more space, but it looks SO much nicer. And we really have never used all of our hanging space in our main closet, since we also have a second closet in the guest room for all our non-regular wear clothes- suits, formal dresses (most of which are going to goodwill), skating dresses, and biking/skiing clothes

What do you think? The best part- both were on sale $9.99 each. I've seen similar things for $25, though these are normally only $15.

Olympic knitting update: I don't think I'll make it. I lost a full day yesterday due to horrible headaches, and for length I'm adding an extra repeat. That's like asking Apolo Ohno to do an extra lap :)


The Asker said...

I love the organizatio. I picked up some of those for my shoes and sweater and I, too, feel so much better about my closet.

I need to get some organizing done on our main rooms

SuzyQ01 said...

Organization is awesome...too bad I'm HORRIBLE at it! Those hanging organizers look like they fit the bill perfectly for Kevin's shoes - good call :)
I can't wait to see your place once you have it all done.

IASoupMama said...

That looks super! Is that the new floor, if so it looks great!

Skittl1321 said...

That is the new floor- a sneak peak, as the baseboards aren't back on yet, and we didn't paint the closet, so you can't see the room colors yet.

Linda said...

They look great! I'd love to hear how it works for you long-term. Let me second the nice floor comments--they look great.