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November 12, 2007

Closet cleaning challenge

Filed under: house projects — by michellew @ 4:49 pm

I have many closets to organize and they’ve been on my to do list forever.  I’m tackling this utility closet first.  So here are the before pictures.  There are no after pictures because I’m in the process.  I’m planning on taking out everything, including that rod and shelf and installing shelving in there.  Of course I want to paint it and discovered some usable paint in the basement this morning that will suit perfectly.  Plus I want some peg board to hang my brooms and mops on one side and more peg board on the other to hang tools.  I’d like to find inexpensive storage boxes and organize everything and label it all.  Essentially give this closet a major overhaul. 

So would you like to join me in this closet cleaning challenge?  Don’t you have a closet you’ve just been meaning to give a major overhaul?  Am I inspiring you to tackle one of your own nightmare closets?  If so, send me your before picture and I’ll post it here.  That’ll give you and me inspiration to clean out our closets and get more organized.  Then send a picture of it all done and we can celebrate the before and after pictures.  Maybe I could come up with a prize for the best decorated/organized closet!  Anyone want to take me up on this closet cleaning challenge?


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  1. I might join you, but it won’t be a closet. We don’t have any! Don’t worry though… I have clutter up to Damon’s eyeballs in some corners of my house.

    Comment by alli — November 12, 2007 @ 5:25 pm |Reply

  2. Ha! We don’t have any closets either. Maybe mine could be a cluttered large windowsill challenge. Gah. My bane.

    Comment by Jeannette — November 12, 2007 @ 9:40 pm |Reply

  3. I think I will join you, my linen closet needs cleaning. I need to take the before picture. Do you have a deadline? that will help me get cleaning.

    Comment by grace — November 13, 2007 @ 6:50 am |Reply

  4. I think it would be great if you all joined me! Send me a picture at michelle at wiegersfamily dot com. Let’s make the deadline December 15th. That gives us a month, plus our November around here is crazy! I’m thinking I’ll do mine over thanksgiving when I have time to get to it. Alli just pick a corner, take a picture and start cleaning. And Jeannette, you can do a windowsill, no problem, the point is declutter and organization right?

    Comment by michellew — November 13, 2007 @ 9:05 am |Reply

  5. I would love to do this, but I have ZERO time these days. I also wish I could have some design help for my storage spaces. I have an office/playroom/guestroom that needs one of those IKEA “live in 10 sq ft” room designs. I am afraid that my organization is less about cleaning and purging and more about spending oodles of money on the stuff to organize it. Man, I’m a downer aren’t I??

    Comment by katiek — November 13, 2007 @ 9:27 am |Reply

  6. I have taken the closet picture and I will e-mail it to you before the end of the week. Happy Thanksgiving!

    Comment by grace — November 20, 2007 @ 6:49 pm |Reply

  7. […] by michellew @ 9:13 pm Just in case anyone is keeping track, I did miss my deadline for my closet cleaning challenge.  We are actually almost done with it, but still need to paint and hang some peg board.  So […]

    Pingback by Closet Update « Sew Much More — December 19, 2007 @ 9:13 pm |Reply

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