Tuesday, August 30, 2011

End of summer purging

What? How in the world is it the end of summer already? I swear the month of August just started yesterday. Geesh. Anyway, as you can tell, I've been MIA on the blogging front. It was that darn month flying by thing.

One thing that I have been doing in this amazingly fast month is trying to organize my house. Does anyone else get these tendencies? Whenever spring or fall come around, I feel the urge to purge. My house, I mean. I think subconsciously I am gearing up for winter, my least-favorite season. We're stuck inside all winter long, so I get prepared by having my insides cleaned out. And, again, I'm talking house. Then, in the spring, you have to clean out all the junk that accumulated over that long, cold winter. Have I mentioned how much I hate winter?

Anyway, with that in mind, I decided I would try to tackle Charlotte's closet. Now, keep in mind, I've had Charlotte's closet pretty much the same since before she was born. It needed a bit of an overhaul. We don't really need a boppy pillow anymore, nor do we need bottle liners or seven empty wipes containers. Yes, really, while cleaning, I found seven empty wipes containers. I'm sure I kept them because I thought I could use them for something at some point. I blame that train of thought entirely on my mother. But, being in a purging mood, I finally tossed them. (But, don't worry, Mom, I did actually put them in the recycling!) I also recycled like 423 empty plastic hangers.

I also had to do a bit of rearranging of the room. I used to keep Charlotte's shoes in the dresser. She could easily reach them there. And, she has a bit of an obsession with shoes. Ok, a huge obsession with shoes. So, after having lost one of four different pairs of her shoes, I decided we were going to store them in the closet, high on a shelf where she cannot reach. We have not lost one since.

And the pictorial proof of all my hard work.


Meet After:

Ahhhh ... much better, no?

So, I know this is a completely boring post to everyone out there, but I had to show off my handiwork. Up next: my closet? Ugh. Does anyone know a professional organizer who wants to tackle that one? I pay in wine and store-bought cupcakes. Any takers?


  1. Looks great and thanks for recycling - even though next week you'll come up with a need for those wipe containers ; )

  2. Great job.....need a vacation in Tucson?????? And, yes, the day will come when you will wish you had one of those empty containers (yes, it runs in the family!)!

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  4. Jo and Jan are right! I bought all this new jewelry for Amy and looked for an empty wipe container to put it in. When I couldn't find one, I decided to just return it all. :)

  5. I'm a big fan of organization, and am very impressed with your transformation of Charlotte's closet. I am planning a major purge/reorganization of our basement storage area, which probably makes your closet look like a piece of cake (store bought cupcake, of course). A garage sale will even be involved!