Friday, February 20, 2009

More Organizing

After I organized my pantry, I decided to tackle two of our closets. This first one is in the guest room. I was getting a little embarrassed that there wasn't any room for our guests to hang clothes. My mom gave me this changing table to put in my closet and use as shelves. This is where I put a lot of my decorations that get rotated in the house.

BEFORE:


AFTER:

I moved some extra pictures and things to the attic and got about 2 boxes full of garage sale items. I hung one picture in there because I love it and couldn't send it to the attic just yet. :)
The next closet I did was in our office. This is where I keep most of my books and my scrapbooking and craft supplies. It was a little out of control.

BEFORE:

AFTER:

Now I can breathe! All my supplies are organized now and I can do little paper projects on top of the bookcase. I hope I have inspired you to organize something if you need to. It is so easy and does not take a lot of time at all. The results are worth it!

59 comments:

Living with Lindsay said...

Great organizing!! I so need to tackle the office/guest room closet but I'm so scared. It might eat me!

You inspired me to organize my pantry earlier this week. How nice it is to actually find what I'm looking for!

Laurel @ Ducks in a Row said...

yeah for you. Isn't it crazy how quickly these things can get out of control? A clean space helps me breathe - I NEED to do my kids closets ASAP!

Alex and Jill said...

Oh girl...I so need to do this. I want more shelving in the garage to put my seasonal things and things I rotate. Luckily, my guests are usually my parents and they put up with my messy closets. I'm going to do this though...you have given me the push I needed! :)

Amy said...

just stumbled across your blog. You now have me wanting to organize. I'm like you, it's so hard to send things to the attic....

Darlene said...

I have several spaces I want to organize. It always feels so refreshing to get things cleaned out and organized! Now if I could just keep them that way!♥

Sherri S said...

Ok, so I've never thought of putting a book shelf in the closet! Duh! What an AWESOME way to organize! Now I will be hunting one. Geez, all this inspiration makes my flea market, junk store hunts into more.

Karen said...

ok, you have inspired me to do something today about our office closet!

Brittany said...

Umm, if you think the office closet was out of control, then you DO NOT want to see where I keep my craft supplies!

Great job! Come to TX any time and tackle mine!ha!

Nikki said...

Doesn't it feel great! I have been organizing closets this week too, only I didn't take pictures.

A Hint of Home said...

I have been so busy organizing and doing sewing projects, too. It is so worth the peace and harmony it brings. Less stress.
Yours looks great!

The Pink Potpourri said...

all your organization makes me want to jump on spring cleaning right now!!!

Wendy @ The Shabby Nest said...

Those closets look great...I still have three closets to go at my house, but I'm on my way!

If you read my post today, you'll see that I got that ADORABLE bird you sent to me!! You are seriously SOOO THOUGHTFUL!!! I LOVE IT! Thank you so much!

Amanda@Imperfectly Beautiful said...

Looks awesome! Actually, I think your before pictures look better than my after ones would!

The Phillips Place said...

Wait-- guest room closets are supposed to have room for them to hang their clothes??? Oh, I am in a bad, bad place!! :)

Looks GREAT!

Mandi said...

There are several areas in my house that are in DESPERATE need of some organization...can I hire you? (:

Your closets look great! Now you can breathe easy and enjoy the fruits of your labor.

Amy said...

I agree- results are totally worth it!

Looking good, girl. On the flip side, when "spring cleaning" comes around, you will be half way done. HA!

Have a wonderful day.

cherryTreeLane said...

Good for you! Isn't that the greatest feeling?

queenbee said...

Great job getting organized. I will be tackling some projects this weekend. Thanks for the inspiration.

Sherri's Southern Style said...

I'm not sure I'm brave enough to show "before" pictures! Let's just say guests should step back before opening doors at my house!:)
Looks great Shannon. Hope you have a great weekend!

At Home In Georgia said...

Yes...very inspiring. You sure have some good stuff hanging out in those closets.

Lazy Mom Amanda said...

You are too much!!! All this organizing is making this Lazy Mom feel guilty!!!
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Kim~HomeIsWhereTheHeartIs said...

Great job on your organizing...I need to get busy...there are a few areas in my home that need attention.

Wifeof1Momof4 said...

I have been holding on to my son's changing table for some reason .. didn't know why, but now I have one. Storage!

Great job!

Joanna said...

Awesome! I need to get to organizing hall closets...Things might fall out if you open them up!

Karyn said...

Looks great!

Glenda/MidSouth said...

Looks good! I was on a roll there for a while cleaning out and organizing, but have been dragging my feet lately. Maybe I will do a little this weekend. Have a great weekend.
Glenda

TCKK said...

Let me put it this way, you've inspired me to want it organized! Not sure I'm quite to the point that I want to do it. lol Would you like to come do it for me?

You've done a great job!

Linda said...

All you need is a little ambition and it can be done!
I have been waiting and waiting for you to come by and give me suggestions, so I put it out to the blogworld for discussion. I have been spring cleaning like a crazy woman. Unfortunately, all the excess and leftovers are in our spare room/ie:hobby room! LOL

june@craftyniche said...

Organizing does make you feel better, doesn't it? :) Your closets look great!

Alyce said...

Looks good Shannon..I didn't think your office closet was so bad before though!

It's Always Something Around Here said...

Great job!!!

I need some motivation in this area. I also need to use more pictures in my blogging it makes such a difference.

Tricia Anne said...

Great work! Your closets look fantastic! :o)
We can open our windows today (upper 50's) and I am doing some pre-Spring cleaning too! :o)
Sincerely ~ Tricia Anne

Jules from "The Roost" said...

Very inspiring! You are getting the spring cleaning done early! I love it!

Our Complete Family said...

You were a busy productive bee my friend!
Hey, I like your new pic on the profile page~ it's cute!
Come to IL and help me organize my craft room closet! It's a wreck right now still from Christmas time I'm embarassed to say!
Hugs, Les

Heather said...

You have so inspired me!! what a great job you did, my kids closets are out of control!!

AndreaLeigh said...

my closets are a mess! you post is inspiriing and maybe I should try to tackle them this weekend.

Jen - Balancing beauty and bedlam said...

Oh, you are on a roll. I need to get going with you. My pantry, closets and a few other things need lots of work. :)

Joy said...

Oh my goodness! You have certainly been busy. Will you come over and help me get organized now?

julie & joe said...

I am gearing up for the anual clean out. Our town boasts the largest garage sale in the area and we do our best to put as much stuff in the sale every year. If you are near Neosho, MO the first weekend in April, check it out! We set up and sell for three days. It is a nice motivation to clean stuff out.
BTW, your Uppercase Living shipped today.

HeathahLee said...

You are the organizing QUEEN, Shannon! Will you come do mine now? : )

Girl with the Curlz said...

It looks great. Thanks for the inspiration. My plan is to get some organizing done this weekend. You are right it is always so worth it when it is completed.

Have a wonderful weekend.

Linda

AdoptedbyGrace said...

It must be spring fever...I've been cleaning, tossing, and reorganizing all our stuff too! It's actually kind of fun.

Kim said...

You have got the organizing bug, don't you? Send it my way! :o) I've got several closets that need a major overhaul!

Jennifer said...

Isn't organizing complete therapy!!?! I love it....

Your closets look great!

Tennille said...

Hey Shannon- Please come to my house next:)
Have a great weekend!!

Mandi said...

Wow! You have been busy. Doesn't it feel good to de-clutter. I desperately need to get this underway.

mrs boo radley said...

Ah. Breathe.
Love the 'delighted' sign!

Janice said...

To bad you aren't my neighbor. I really need help with organizing the closet in my bedroom. Looking at what you have done will help me start thinking about what I can do different. Thanks for letting me peek from The Blessed Nest.

OK Fab Five said...

I just found your blog 2 days ago and have literally read the entire thing. I guess you could say I was a little addicted. I love so many of your ideas and look forward to incorporating them in my home.

Amanda said...

Thanks for the inspiration! I'm in the middle of organizing/reorganizing the entire house and I need all the help and ideas I can get. Your closets look great!

Kaitlyn said...

Doesn't it just make you feel so refreshed to organize? Looks great!

DomesticDivasFancy said...

I love great before and after pictures. Especially organizing. Just stopping by for the first time. Your blog is wonderful.

Hillary said...

First of all...You have a million comments! You're so popular!
Second of all...your organization inspiring!
Third of all...I'm PRAYING!!!!!!

Kimm at Reinvented said...

Wow, if that's what "out of control" looks like, then you don't want to see my closets!! :)
Great job organizing, I'm sure you'll enjoy the finished product.

Lana said...

Great! I really need to organize a few things around my house and in my classroom, too!

Jen r. said...

Wow! You are on a roll..can you come to my house and do that? It looks so nice! Jen

LuLu said...

Looks great and i know how you feel .... breath so much better when everything is organized!
LuLu

Robin said...

You did a great job on your closets. I believe you are the woman who mentioned the store-OOPS, located in NW AR. I stopped there on Saturday and nearly hyperentilated. Thanks for mentioning the store in an earlier post.

Amber said...

Shannon, I'm laughing that you think that "before" closet was out of control! You should see MY closets! Ha! I do know the satisfied feeling of things being organized and in their place though, so I'm glad that you are enjoying your newly organized closets! Wanna come do mine?! ;)