Friday, March 11, 2011

Project Simplify Week 1: Master Closet

I managed to put Week 1 of  Project Simplify off until today -- not because I wanted to, but because I had to. I picked up a cold last week that has really thrown me for a loop. (I figured it was only a matter of time before I came down with a really bad cold considering all the children are in school this year. Surprisingly even though we homeschooled for five years the kids as of yet have not missed a day of school due to illness. We'll see if we can hold on to that record until June :o)). Anyways, I'm on a gradual upswing again now, thankfully.

So between my cold and some addition/reno house stuff, I finally got at our master closet today. Funny thing is, it really didn't take long. The Engineer and I are in the little girls room right now while we wait for our new master bedroom to be (re)built. It got gutted yesterday and is yet awaiting its new window, and then mudding and sanding and mudding and lather, rinse, repeat. So in the meantime, "our room" is filled with our stuff, pictures from all over the house, stuff from the living room (because that is what our (new) master bedroom was before it was gutted), and the girls' stuff too. Good thing it's a large room :o).

So here's the master closet before I attacked it:

The floor and the shelf were the biggest disaster. As you can tell, I am a little freaky in that I already colour code my clothing. (Yep, I'm a little obsessive). My stuff is on the left and the Engineer's is on the right -- not that you can tell in the photo :oS.


You'll have to take my word for the closet floor, but it is definitely visible again. If you're wondering about all the suitcases, yes they're mostly packed for our trip to the Philippines. (I'm obsessive like that)! Still just waiting for THE CALL.

It's very motivational to be participating in Project Simplify. I'm not too particularly fond of having to post our closet, but oh well everyone has one. Besides all the clothes visible are all clothes I wear anyway. In the end, there is one bag sitting on the floor that is going to the thrift store.

Well, I'm off to curl up for a nap (the cold meds are taking their toll again) in my tidy bedroom. Maybe I'll open the closet doors and admire my handiwork as I doze off :oD.

Happy Friday, everyone!


  1. You're right--everyone DOES have one! :)

  2. Wow, nice job mama! Feel better soon!!! HUGS!

  3. I like your organized closet!
    Get well my friend!

  4. First of all, let me just say dear friend, congratulations for the amazingly organized closet WHILE suffering from a nasty cold. You deserve a big metal!
    Second, I know it must feel good to have this first project completed.
    I hope that you continue to get better as the weekend progresses. I know rest is most important.

  5. You are taking this renovation project with the right spirit! But I know how taxing living with things out of place can be on a daily basis. Yet you appear to be that sort of remarkable woman.

    I should join in on your project simplify, but it tires me out to even think about it...closets!!!!

    Hope you will be feeling much better today.

  6. Awesome!!!! Inspired by your previous link about the project, I too joined in! My mom came over this past Monday and we organized my closet together. No kidding but every single day it has made me smile when I open my closet and can FIND my clothes. I also organized by color, LOL, and I also sprang for new hangers that were all identical. I should do a picture, but I didn't take a "before". Oh well!

  7. Awesome, Emily! I'm so glad you joined in too!


  8. My closet wants to look like your before picture. It has little hope of ever reaching the after status. On the plus side, I have organised my clothes drawers recently and now have lots of extra space for more clothes if I choose to buy them!


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