Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Bye Bye Summer, Hello Winter

I have spent the last 2 full days organizing our home and I am so happy to report it is 99% of the way there. (It only took 4 years.) My first day was filled with packing away the summer stuff and get out the winter gear. I have a ton of summer stuff so it really wasn't an easy task. I was determined to finish before I went to bed though.
I started by taking out all of the summer items and laying them on my bed.
I got out the winter gear that was hidden in multiple different storage places around the house and put it where the summer items were.
There was one pair of shoes I unpacked that I had forgotten about!
That was a great surprise to come across. They are the giraffe ones on the shelf!
I got my extra closet basket's all in order and I also found uses for the ones I had not used yet, they are filled with winter sweaters! I came across the blue and green baskets on a great sale and plan on one day using them for a kids room!
My last step of the day was to pack away all the summer items in the now empty boxes that the winter clothes once filled.
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I may have to show you tomorrow the ridicules amounts of storage in our guest room that is such a blessing to have but the biggest pain to organize. It took an entire day and I have no pictures yet so it will have to be a new post.

14 comments:

~Mrs. Guru~ said...

I have a question. Do you wear the shoes in the containers at the top of your closet? The reason I ask is b/c my friend does that with her shoes and I always forget to ask her if she wears them or if they are special occasion shoes. But I love your organization!

Kelly said...

I need to do this too. The only problem is that living in the Carolina's you never know what the weather is going to be like from one day to the next. I am so ready to pull out my sweaters and jeans but it is still a little too warm for it here.

Rachel H. said...

I really need to do this!! I need to get organized...we are struggling and need to do it for sure before the baby!

Suburban Princess said...

I've been doing the exact same thing! I'm still not finished but I am very close!
I also found some shoes I forgot about and it is very exciting!

Dollface said...

I loveeeee everything organized.... it looks so great!! xxoo

Randall @ Happy For This Moment said...

Awesome job! I have all my bins of winter clothes in our bedroom ready to be swapped out... just have to do it!

BakerGirl said...

I'm looking forward to doing but it'll be another month or two before the weather is consistently cold enough to officially swap out seasonal clothing.... I wish I lived somewhere where it was clear cut like: Today it feels like fall and it will feel like fall for the rest of the month. Then it will feel like winter. You will be miserably cold. Instead of my current schizo southern weather pattern which goes something like this: Today it is chilly- Yay fall! Tomorrow: it is Summer The day after tomorrow is just humid. Agh!

Jodie said...

I should probably do this as well, considering it's been getting pretty chilly up north. I love your baskets in the closet...great organization!

PS- I left you something on my blog, so stop by and check it out when you get a chance!

Freck said...

Wow, good for you! Soo organized! I really need to do this, it's just such a long process!

Katie said...

looks great! I'm sad to put away all of my summer clothes!

the Mrs Hinz said...

wow you are SUPER organized. i LOVE it!!!!

Brown Girl said...

I was so depressed today when I found several summer items that I never wore, boo. Oh well, I need to follow suit and do what you are doing!

Sus said...

Hey girl, looks great! Are you going to be able to do Emma's letter? I haven't seen an email from you-no biggie if you're too busy right now. Just let me know. :D

Megan said...

Wow very organized! I keep alot of my shoes in plastic containers and it is so neat and tidy! I love doing that! I need to get all of my other closests that organized.