Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Day 10 - Laundry Closet

OMG, what a mess!  I cannot even begin to describe how disgusting this little closet was.  I've been hoping this challenge would come up, and it feels GREAT to be done with it.  Our laundry closet is a "catch-all" for all kinds of stuff & there was NO organization going on in there.  Here's what it looked like "Before"...


See all those plastic bags? I boxed them up to be shipped to a lady who crochets them into reusable shopping bags.  See that box on the top right?  That was full of "junk drawer" stuff from our OLD house... we moved into this house a year and a half ago.  See the shelf full of cloth diapers?  I haven't used them in at least a year.  Time to sell them!  See the pile of mismatched socks on top of the dryer?  Most of the "mates" were in a pile in my bedroom from when I cleaned off my dresser.  LOL!  SO... after putting away all the various piles of stuff where they belonged (tool box, bedrooms, closets, GARBAGE, etc.) I dusted & cleaned off everything in there, labeled a few bins... stood back & smiled. :)  I have been throwing SO much stuff away... When this 21-day challenge is over, my garbage man might want to strangle me...

Here's "after"...


We keep our kids' art supplies in this closet too.  They're only allowed to color/paint under supervision, so that's what the big pad of paper & bin full of coloring books is all about... I'm sure you were dying to know. 

11 comments:

  1. I also forgot to mention that the lightbulb in this closet has been burned out for MONTHS, and the light bulbs are stored there... so if that isn't the laziest thing you've ever heard, I don't know what is. LOL

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  2. Wow! It looks great! I didn't know people crocheted plastic bags into reuseable shopping bags. Interesting! I have a million plastic bags. I'd love to get rid of them...

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  3. The lady I send mine to only takes colored bags. I take all the white ones back to Walmart & they recycle them.

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  4. Hehe made me laugh about the lightbulb! :) looking great!

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  5. Great work!

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  6. wow looks awesome! great job!!

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  7. Great job! We have a laundry closet too and my before looked awful. I am enjoying this challenge a lot.

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  8. Fantastic! It's amazing how things without a home can clutter up a space. My laundry room was the same way...but now we're tidy! ;) Keep up the great work.

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  9. Looks great! Laughed about the lightbulb. Awesome idea about plastic bags. I throw out too many cause I have so many already. need to get used to reusable ones, but I forget them. Love the shelf you have. Several have that kind of shelf. I'm going to have to go get one and have hubby put it up for me. I'm still catching up on challenges, but can't wait to get to this one, it needs it!

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  10. The light bulb made a big difference, too ;) Ha, ha...great job and it looked like it was pretty easy! Keep up with the decluttering...it's seriously great tossing all that unwanted stuff! Super!

    Becky B.
    www.organizingmadefun.blogspot.com
    Organizing Made Fun

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