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Storage Solutions

Hello again, Can you believe that it's Monday already? I am whistling Dixie right now, because I don't have to work today or tomorrow SWEET! Well I guess it's time to get down to business. For the last few weeks I have been taming clutter and getting organized. Whew! I wish someone would have warned me that getting  organized takes lots of discipline. But I have purposed in my heart to get my house totally organized and clutter free. Who's with me? So far..... I removed all the contents from the closet and gave it a fresh coat of paint. (secret passage/Olympic) Some of the existing shelving was rehung, but I still wasn't for sure about a few things. For instance, I wanted to add a chest of drawers, a shoe rack, and a few decorative items. How in the world could I make all this possible with limited space and a tight budget to boot? So I put my thinking cap on....... and here's what I came up with. I had a piece of wire shelving left (approxima

Master Closet Update

Hello all and Happy Monday, This week I have an update on my master closet. I didn't get as far as I had hoped, because my week didn't go as planned. This is how my closet looked before I started the makeover. YIKES! The first thing I did was removed everything from the closet. Then I sorted items into four categories keep , yard sale , donate, and throw away . Once I finished sorting I removed the shelving and gave the closet a fresh coat of paint. (secret passage by Olympic) I waited a couple of days before re-installing some of the shelving. I am still working out the kinks on this project, but my  goal is to have it finished by this weekend. I'm keeping my fingers crossed. Since I didn't finish my closet, I was determined to get at least one thing accomplished. So I uncluttered my night stand. Yes, I confess this is how my night stand looked before I declared war on clutter. But look at her now. isn't she lovely, isn't

No More Clutter.....

Hello all and Happy New Year!  This year I have made a conscience decision to "Take Clutter by the Horns" and organize every room in my house, thanks to the folks over at Better Homes and Gardens Magazine. Their article on "Simple Storage Solutions to Keep You Organized" inspired me to get the ball rolling, and boy do I need to get organized. So,with that being said, my first order of business is to whip my master bedroom closets into shape. I have been perusing the Internet and below are some inspirational photos that I plan to incorporate in my own closet.     HGTV I love the simplicity of these closets. A place for everything and everything in it's place. BHG I love, love, love, the colorful boxes, and how the storage cart was used as a shoe rack. The clear shoe boxes get a thumbs up.  I really like them too! BHG How adorable is this? If I were a shoe I'd want to be stored in a box that looks like this.  Now it's t