Problem solved, right? Unfortunately, that’s not true. The weight of the shoes was actually pulling the door from the hinge. Not good. So, in the name of thrift, I purchased 2 of these floor shoe racks from Target at $3 a pop.
My boots are being stored to the side of the racks, matched into their rightful pairs.
Next, I decided to tackle the dressers. The top drawers of both my and my husband’s dressers were filled with my jewelry & a bunch of random junk (and a few treasures). Here’s what they looked like before:
I cleaned them out, purged, tossed, put things away, and finally combined them both into one (much more) organized drawer. I have a project idea for what to do with my jewelry, but that one will have to wait for a while. Anyway, here’s the after:
We were recently very blessed to receive a matching set of much larger dressers, completely free! The set we have been using is a set we received from my great grandmother, so they’re definitely staying around (just not in our room). Here’s my too-small dresser.
Again, I purged, tossed, put things away, hung things up, organized, labeled, and put a few things back in the closet. Are you ready?? And here are the final views of the closet!
I already had these rubbermaid drawers, I just relabeled them. I ran out of label tape for the last drawer (boo). The left three are “foreign items” (collectibles from trips), “swimsuits”, and “slips” (which never seem to have the proper place). The top right one is EMPTY! The other two are for belts. We also have some extra towels folded neatly.
I already had these baskets sitting in another room. The left one has my painting clothes in it. The right one is full of extra jeans. The baskets came from Ikea. I’m in love with my closet now! It makes me so happy when I open it in the morning! This is what I’m donating:
(planner cover, toy dog, 3 butterfly hair clips from 4th grade, oinking pig keychain, checkbook cover, pair of child’s gloves, headset for old cell phone, 3 old cell phone chargers)
Shoe racks: $6
Dresser: free Baskets & bins: free (already owned)
Patience & Dedication: priceless
Total cost: $6
Thanks for reading about my seemingly huge project! In reality, it took me two evenings (about 2-3 hours each night).
Okay, so maybe it was huge, but I had a blast doing it! Is that weird?