You see, that spare bedroom is going to be transformed into a nursery in Nov. for baby number two ( who I have affectionately been calling "Nugget), however most of my clothes, crafts, decorations and gift-wrapping supplies are currently stored in there in that room's closet and all of my fold-able clothes are in my old dresser from my college apartment in there. So, I figured why not use a free Saturday while I am still able to move well to at least get started on cleaning it out.
|the spare room in its messy glory. Side note: anyone interested in purchasing that Lilly Pulitzer comforter?|
Since I am going to have to move all of my dresses into the (much smaller) closet in the master bedroom, I had to do some serious thinking about what to keep, give away, store or throw out. I divided my clothes into seasons so I could store the winter/fall stuff in totes in the attic and bagged up a bunch of items to go to Good Will and two bags of items to try to sell at a consignment store/on the blog (because I can't imagine taking old Lilly dresses somewhere without getting at least a little money out of them).
|poor little jam-packed closet - Josh's stuff is on the right side behind the door|
Once I'd handled the clothes, I tackled the crafts. I had half-finished craft projects, scraps of ribbon, scraps of fabric and glitter EVERYWHERE along with rolls of tulle and faux flowers from various parties, showers and wedding things. So in the spare closet in the hallway (that was housing a hodge podge of junk), I organized my decorations by season and color and finally folded all my fabric into plastic drawers.
|top part of the "craft closet "|
So I made good progress on cleaning out the spare closet, I still have to find a home for all our luggage and extra tote bags (which I think will have to be under the bed in our room, along with several under-the-bed storage things). I must admit that I am super jealous that baby number two is going to have a bigger closet than me and Josh.