Friday, July 31, 2009

Freedom Friday- The Elephant in the Room

We recently moved from a two bedroom, 1.5 bath townhome that had a big closet under the stairs, two hallway closets, and a small storage shed. We sized down to a one bedroom, one bath apartment with a HUGE walk-in closet, one tiny coat closet, and a laundry/storage closet. Essentially, we had to do some major downsizing. I was already pretty disorganized at the old house, but it was all hidden in our guest bedroom... Now this is what we are left with in what should be our dining room-

So, my goal for this next week is to get all of this in it's proper place. Most of it is going in our closet, but I'm not going to just throw it in there. I want to give everything it's own space. Quite a bit of this belongs in my filing cabinet which was moved over empty... That will be a project all in itself another week (or three). And some of that stuff is just plain not going to continue living with us.

This is our closet, which as you can see has a ton of possibilities and I'm trying to maximize our effective use of the space. If you have any suggestions, I need all the help I can get!


  1. It looks like you have some wrapping stuff. I bought one of those long, skinny clear plastic containers that fits under my bed and I put all of my wrapping stuff in there: rolls of wrapping paper, sacks, tissue paper, scissors, tape, stickers, etc. It's also easy to pull out when I need to wrap a present and then it just all slides back under the bed when I'm done. Just an idea!

  2. More bins! Look at your local thrift store or dollar store -- you'd be surprised what you can find there that you can simply organize things into and easily label!



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