Sunday, February 21, 2010
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 :)