Saturday, March 3, 2012

Shoes are my weakness, so let's organize 'em!

This is not a craft post.  You have been forewarned.

A little over a month ago, my friend sent me a text message with her new organizational method for her shoes.  As soon as I saw what she had decided to create in her guest bedroom's closet, I knew I had found a new mission.  I instantly grilled Shannon on where to buy the supplies she had used.  I found myself looking for a cube organizer by ClosetMaid.  I looked at Walmart without any luck...and decided I would go to Target the next.  However, my mom and I stopped at the grocery store on our way home, and WAHLAH!  There in the middle of a random Valentine's aisle sat some ClosetMaid cube storage! I was slightly excited--more so when I found out that instead of being over $40--they were on sale for $15! :) Double bonus, I will buy two thank you!


Here it is put together and doing its job--organizing!

So with the decision that I was following Shannon--as my inspiration and guide to better organization--I kept saying, "This weekend is organization weekend!"  Believe it or not, while I was super excited to embark on this task, I didn't find a whole lot of motivation to... C L E A N! :(  However, I knew I had to pick a weekend, because she said it was "life changing!"  See below for a picture of Shannon's shoe closet!

So after three weekends on the road, I decided that today was THE day.  Starting bright and early at 8:30am, I began to pitch unnecessary  items, donate decent items to GoodWill, and of course gave some things to Henry to chew on for a bit.  This task (while I know will be worth it) was like a full day of work.  I did not stop until 4pm!

So here is what I was dealing with before...

As you an see my closet was a mess.  I mean who was I kidding? I have no idea how I even found my clothes, shoes, purses, accessories.  But I guess it worked as best as it could, as I did make myself presentable each day.  However, with staring at this every day, I knew I was like a little girl...struggling to get out of the plastic storage days of college.  Don't get me wrong, I would go back to OU in a heart beat, but I needed an "adult"  closet.  I see all of these beautiful displays on Pinterest each day.  I am not totally convinced that those pictures are of REAL people's closets and not a catalog picture from The Container Store, but I digress.  I just knew I needed help.  And thanks to Shannon I was headed in the right direction!

So after hours of hard work..and me being exhausted writing this will see my new shoe closet.  Where are my clothes you may wonder?  I moved all of them into the guest bedroom's closet.  I definitely now consider my fashion world organized.

Shoes are aligned together by type of shoe or brand of show.  I am a tad weird when it comes to organization.

In my standing shelving unit (already in closet previously) I bought ClosetMaid fabric drawers to hold accessories (scarves, hats, belts, socks, etc.)  I even had an extra tall shelf for my Vera Bradley belongings!  Purses are also able to be hanging--easier to pick out what you want...and on display too!

I had to instagram it! I am proud!

And again!
So there you have it. My new closet. :) I must say I like it already and all I have done is look at it! Haha!  So what has you moving this weekend? I am ready to crash!

That's....just what jess is up to! :)

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