Thursday, October 12, 2006
The girl's gotta have it (a closet)
I wonder how many of us out there have lived without a closet for a period of time? I did this summer and until recently because my closet is in our den. As you may know, our den was completely gutted this summer.
My new closet may not look like much to you with grander closets- but you should have seen it before. Jam-packed with stuff and no light inside. The door had a full size shoe rack and I was constantly bumping into it and shoes would fall on my head. A real treat in the morning when you are getting dressed for work.
Living in a smaller home, you learn to maximize space and be innovative with storage. You also learn to not accumulate stuff and get rid of unneccesary stuff. I believe this is a gift.
I am trying to make my wardrobe simple and not filled with things I never wear.
The new closet has double bars, but has space for full length items on the left. Before my full length items would drape over the lower bar and become a tangled mess.
Perhaps the biggest improvement will be the shelving up top. We are going to add a shelf for a row of my shoes. I am going to have to have a little step stool to get at the top stuff. I plan to keep the floor clear for easy cleaning.
We're not entirely done as I said, we are adding another small shoe ledge and some hooks for purses etc... But I believe when we're done, I will be able to see everything I have, which is key.