Hall Closet Transformation

Now that my morning/noon/night sickness has finally subsided (18 looong weeks in!), I am beginning to get the nesting itch.

I’ve continued to minimize my wardrobe, slowly but surely paring down to less than 100 items of clothing. I always feel so clean after dropping off a big trash bag full of clothes at Goodwill-nothing beats the sight of a simplified closet and drawers! My big challenge has just been to make sure I’m saving the right pieces of clothing for after baby comes. Sure, hardly anything fits me now, but in 10 months hopefully it all will again…My solution has been to take all my nice, too small clothes that I know were favorites at one time, and put them into Rubbermaid boxes in under the bed for the time being.

I finally got rid of two pairs (of like 40) workout leggings, so…PROGRESS!

For your OCD viewing pleasure, I also wanted to share pictures of this weekend’s hall closet transformation. I didn’t get rid of a ton this time, since I’m not sure what the heck we’ll need with an infant in the house, but I did organize it. Last week my mom gently mentioned that she would like to help me organize our closets outside of the bathroom whenever this nesting thing happened. Well, this is something I’ve been wanting to do since we moved in, and this weekend the time was right for some closet TLC.

Chemicals at the bottom, bad for baby
We always end up buying duplicates of toothpaste, razors, etc. because Matt somehow can’t find them in here…


And now for the after shots!

Momma made LABELS!!
Quick grab stuff for myself and Matt in the little wire baskets

The pictures turned out really grainy for some reason, but you get the gist – we can find things in our closet now! And there is plenty of space (a whole 2 or 3 shelves) for when we need to add in any extra baby stuff. How’s that for organized, Mom??

I spent a total of $23 at the 99 cent store and Big Lots! Worth it to be able to tell what’s in there at a glance (and actually find things…).

At some point, I’ll figure out a neater way to organize towels and sheets, but for now the cat really enjoys laying on top of them, so I will humor her a while longer.

Eventually, I would like to re-paper and paint the inside of these too, but there are so many more pressing projects at the moment that I’m just not there yet.

So there you have it, even people with husbands who refuse to get rid of anything can organize their linen/hall closet on a budget.

Happy Thanksgiving everyone!


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