my whole house was messy, so i decided to clean my closet first. of course. totally logical – choose the one place the least people see, and clean that first. moving on… i like to give myself little challenges, and i thought i could finish my room in 3 songs – meaning i was listening to steve miller band radio on pandora on my iphone, and i thought i could finish cleaning the closet in the time 3 songs were over. i thought that would motivate me to work quickly.
with sean traveling a lot, he tends to bring home his luggage and leave it in the closet… sometimes long enough to repack it and leave again. with me being crazy, messy and lazy, my side (the right) gets piled, too.
and if you turn around in our closet, the washer and dryer are on the other side. so that means i sit on the ground right in front of the dryer and sort the laundry. by “sort” i mean i toss my clothes on my side of the closet and sean’s on his, then make 2 piles for the kids: 1 for silas and 1 for the girls. those last 2 piles get moved into their rooms and usually get put away by the girls and i do silas’. so our clothes generally just get tossed into our closet and i feel like the laundry is then “done” and move on to whatever is next on my list. but the above 2 pics show what happens when i let that happen for more than a few days. disaster! and that isn’t anywhere near to how bad it gets sometimes!
so i say i was a bit naive because apparently i don’t work nearly as quickly as i thought. either that or my closet was waaay messier than it looked on the surface to me, because it took me about an hour to do :(
but look at that! i have carpet in my closet! and i even vacuumed it – bonus! all the laundry was cleaned and put away, hung or folded. *sigh*
sean’s got a lot of shoes for a guy, huh?
and i even refolded many of the linens on the laundry side that were getting out of control. i’d love to have a flat counter all the way across the machines – wouldn’t that be nice?
and since some of you might ask, all my closet system and shelves, etc were built by my husband and his company. that also goes for the entire playroom (scroll down for pic) and “studio” (i think about 40 of you have asked!).
and the winner of the back40life giveaway is
“I’m a huge fan of any of the wall decals that include scripture. However, like you the one thing that really makes me drool is a canvas print! I have always wanted to have one of those, they just look so cool.”