So back to being glued to the computer (and Law & Order). I'm looking into ways that I can organize the closets in the bedrooms and the laundry closet in the kitchen for our new place. I'd like to share some of what I've found, and I apologize if this post is pinterest-y.
|This is a picture of a similar condo and the laundry and pantry closets|
|I have several of these collapsing fabric totes in black and white, they're in the bedroom closet now, with smaller clothing items and things less frequently needed|
|I like the idea of labeling totes in an attractive way, no guessing about the contents of my fabric totes|
|These wire baskets look like a miracle. These might find homes in the laundry closet...and the pantry...and every other closet.|
|This little ottoman is adorable, and the fact that it has hidden storage is a bonus. This made me think of another concept...|
In general, there's always room to ditch stuff too. When these organizational things come in, something else has to go out. I know, personally, that just buying organizational systems and parts doesn't clean up, and doesn't fix the situation. More often, the cleaning out has to be done before the cleaning up can really be successful. I think, when we move in, I may try the six month hanger rule. It consists of hanging all your clothes on hangers backwards, and as you wear each piece, you rehang it (clean) the normal way. At a glance, in six months, you can tell what you haven't worn. I am keeping a few pieces that I would normally already be able to toss (volunteer t-shirts) but I plan on using them if we paint the condo. I'd like to take pictures when we do our initial walk through for the lease, and progress photos for moving in. If anyone can learn from my mistakes, or make suggestions, it's a win-win.
As for my poor Subaru, I'm still in the market for a car and will use the excitement for moving to keep my spirits high. Thanks to everyone who expressed their concern.