My closets are bulging, overflowing, piled up with too much stuff. So, I tackled several of them and got rid of some stuff, so that I could make room to store everything where it should be.
I started with our upstairs hall closet. It’s a great closet with lots of shelves. We use the shelves for games and toys. However, the bottom of the closet was full with sheets, blankets and who knows what. I emptied everything out and got rid of most of it (I mean, I don’t really need crib sheets anymore since I don’t have a crib).
I have a nice-sized linen closet in my bathroom. I use the shelves for towels and other things that belong there, but once again, the bottom of the closet was stuffed with bags and old towels and rags and all sorts of stuff, so I took everything out.
I still didn’t have room to store everything that had been in that hall closet, so that led me to my cedar chest. It was full of sheets and blankets, so again I took everything out. I’m not sure that I put anything back in! I might have put everything into the giveaway pile.
I loaded everything into my SUV, and yesterday I took it to Goodwill (along with dropping off some recycling tucked there in the back).
That’s it. No pretty before and after pictures, because hauling away several unused sets of sheets, towels, and blankets is my success story!
I reclaimed my closets and put everything where it should go.
What are you tackling this week?
Join Us For Tackle It Tuesday
We’re making housework blog-able!
Each week on Tuesday, we are posting before and after pictures of a project or trouble area that we tackled this week.
The project can be little or big – whatever you want. Basically, Tackle It Tuesday is about giving ourselves incentive, deadlines and satisfaction in getting our household tasks done. (It doesn’t even have to be housework… just whatever is on your To Do list.)
If you tackled a project this week, just add a comment and add your link below.