Thursday, April 16, 2009
Restoring Order - End of Week Wrap Up
Okay, so how'd you do? My goal list was way too long. I only accomplished most of the first goal. Most of the boy's clothes are sorted. (Yeah!) I have a large garbage bag for donations. (Yippee!) Now I just need to wrap up the project by organizing their current clothes and fitting them in the space we have. I found this at a local consignment store. (One of my favs!) and I am trying to decide how to use them. I am leaning towards labeling the type of clothing for my infant. (pj's, everyday, church etc) But can also see the benefit of doing size. We'll see.
Okay - so here's my before and after.
Now, I am not going to go and take a picture of the closet, because, well, there's two sleeping boys in there - and we wouldn't want to do anything to change that! But, just imagine an empty closet, and all the little baby clothes hanging so nicely. If I get a chance tomorrow I may post a picture, but I make no promises.
About the organization part - all of the tubs are about 3/4 full. Ruth made a comment how Carrie uses boxes that paper comes in - and I think that is a fabulous idea. I have asked my husband's secretary to start saving the boxes for me. I also am going to store/sort according to seasons. We do a lot of traveling to CO - and need lots more winter clothes when we go there than we do here in Austin. When packing, it will be easier to grab the winter box for the appropriate age.
It does feel so good to get this done! Knowing you all were behind me helped a ton!
Okay, now for the fun part. If you did some de-cluttering this past week and post about it today or tomorrow, your name will go in a drawing for a 15.00 gift card to Joann Fabric - along with one of these. (Except yours will be chocolate brown and blue.)
There are a few things to do to be eligible:
1.) Post about your de-cluttering project and link back to either mine or Monica's blog.
2.) If you post before and after pictures your name will go in twice.
So, link up to Mr. Linky by Saturday 6:00 pm and I'll post the winner Sunday afternoon.