Monday, March 14, 2011

Simple Mom Spring Clean challenge, Week 1

I've been thinking for a while that I'd like to really clean out our master closet. After 2 1/2 years, it really needed it! One of the blogs I follow, Simple Mom, recently issued a challenge for a 6 week Spring Cleaning. I initially wasn't interested, but when I saw that the first week of the challenge was the Master Closet, I took the plunge. Check out the first challenge at:
So here is our closet before:

I have more shoes than I thought! I had to buy another shoe organizer to fit them all. 
I organized the belts, scarves, head bands, and hats.

Between the 2 of us, we were able to donate several bags of clothing to our church's outreach ministry. I organized my clothes by casual, dressy, cardigans, pants, dresses and clothes-I-can-wear-again-after-I-stop-nursing, so things are easy to find for now!

Here's our bathroom drawer before:
And after: 
I got rid of tons of stuff and placed all the samples in places where I'll actually use them! 

This was a great project to start off Spring Cleaning. Do you have any areas of your home you plan to tackle? 


Alyssa said...

This is so weird. I just started cleaning out our closet this morning, because it was driving me crazy! You did an awesome job! Next stop for me is the kids rooms, I need to go through their toys... again.

Charis said...

Oh, the toys. I try to do a cleaning out after every birthday - gotta make room for the new ones! I'm kinda jealous of you b/c you are at that place where you can get rid of some of those big, bulky baby toys!

cheryl said...

You go girl! I did it too. I like the next challenge too...paper is always one of our biggest problems.
Yay Tsh! ;o) (did you know her when y'all were at GCC?)

Pryncss Briana said...

Way to go, Charis. Clutter is supposed to be one of the biggest stressors.