September 24, 2010

open closet thoughts at 505am

I've already been up for an hour and half. The squirt had a nightmare or something, and I just got her back in her crib. My alarm is going off in 30 minutes anyways, so I'm up. Coffee is on, and since I don't have to get her back up until 7am, that gives me 2 whole hours to spend with you guys. Although I really hope you are all sleeping comfortably in your own beds.

Back to bedrooms. I know, I'm going to be talking about this topic A LOT until we move, so I hope you all don't mind too much. The bedroom is the one place that almost everyone leaves until last to decorate. In our house, it's a 'catch-all' type of space. No one ever goes in there except for us, so at the moment, it's holding some extra weight that we really should either get rid of, or just put where it really should be.

There is luggage; an Ikea Ektorp chair that should really just be thrown out it's so old and gross; Boxes that we still haven't unpacked from our last move; golf clubs; about 20 books that I started to read, and just have never finished or got bored of too quickly; an old metal bucket thingy that I used to have in the living room to hold magazines but moved into the bedroom as the squirt was getting into it all the time; and of course our bed and dresser. Those are supposed to be there, right?

I'll admit it, I'm not exactly the neatest person in the world, i'm actually a bit of a slob when it comes to my bedroom. Always have been, and probably always will be. Although I can honestly say it's gotten better over the years.

I barely use my closest. Instead, my clean clothes are stacked on an old trunk, and I go through the pile everyday trying to find something to wear. I'm a visual person. I need to see everything at once. Maybe an open closest is something I should look into? Or maybe I should just take off the damn doors.

Not a bad idea, eh?

Now, did you you notice the one consistent thing in EVERY. SINGLE. PHOTO ?????

WOODEN HANGERS. Is that the secret people? Really? Is it?

I think there is a wooden hanger conspiracy out there. Or somethin'.


Shannon @ What's Up Whimsy said...

Oh man, I hope you are okay at this time of day after being up so early. It's going to be a long day! But I really do appreciate you sharing your thoughts on closets and organization! My bedroom sounds exactly yours - a catch all. I am slowly trying to change that, but lack of storage space in our house is ruining everything! We will get there!

And I have seen that first image before - would that be amazing??

Carly Suzanne said...

I have heard that wooden hangers are WAY nicer to the clothes...another thing we can do to make them last longer. I also have a pile of clean clothes that I go through all the time...then it turns into an exploded pile. If I had the space for an open closet, it would be a nice thing to try. I like the idea of getting a really cool fabric and using that to cover it up.

foodieontheedge said...

I've been fascinated by closet organization lately. Partly due to a picture I saw in a magazine lately. So it's motivated me to paint the inside of my closet, I think.
BTW - I have wooden hangers, my closet is still a mess!