And BOY HOWDY did it need it.
much cuter to just focus on something else, eh?
So then I hit the Container Store (they do not gave two shakes that I am writing this post, btw. I just like what they've got)
So my helpers are: 1 Garment Bag, ! package of (the wrong style) hangers, 1 actual doorstop, and shelf dividers. And a cement mixer. Gotta have that.
Into my poor son's closet (with the wrapping paper) goes the garment bag full of bridesmaid dresses, maternity, and nursing dresses. All of my pre-pg dresses that aren't dated but fit weird are also in there.
Then I attacked my shoes. My feet shrank during my pregnancy, so several pairs had already been passed to my sister, but a few remained...no longer. YES, i save the shoeboxes. Respect your shoes.
The view from the door - the cedar chest is accessible again!
I centered the shelf (from target for $5 a zillion years ago...it might get painted) and used the dividers - everything has a place now. To the left are pants and tops and to the right are skirst and dresses and the few pairs of shoes who have lost their boxes. I wear those Toms every day. I'm not kidding. Toms also doesn't care who I am. I love their shoes, though.
That bag just to the left is a Christmas present for my son. I am officially my mother.
Conundrum: I have 5 American Girl dolls + clothes, accessories and..yes...some furniture. I kept it out in the hopes that a daughter would come along to play with them. That hasn't happened yet and I'm starting to worry about moths and dust and etc....anyone have any genius storage tips?
In the meantime: clean your closet! You will thank me.