1 year full of home improvement projects
+ hosting several events and guests
= a closet stuffed from last-minute stash and dash efforts to make this home look respectable.
As I’m working my way through some of the messy places in my house, we put away the pile of clothes next to the bed and uncovered the kitchen counters. (They’re a work space, not a storage space.) Another place that stuff can pile is a storage closet. I think every home has at least one pile of things that have been tossed in the closet at the last minute. Here’s mine.
All of these things were shoved in the closet in a quick attempt to clean up, but now that the party’s over and the guests have left, it’s time to uncover the pile, put things away properly, and see what can be found.
If your closet is full to the point that it’s hard to get things out or you just want to close the door, I recommend pulling everything out. That’s how I cleaned out my Monica’s closet a couple of years ago, and I couldn’t have done it otherwise. There was never going to be a weekend when I felt like cleaning it out, so I just had to get started and do it.
Under all the blue fabric that will one day be my new living room curtains, I found my summer hat. I’ve been looking for it for days.
p.s. I’m also doing some housekeeping behind the scenes on this blog, so post frequency is rather light as I get ready for good things to come.