Friday, April 9, 2010

Clutter Chaos

This is what our guest room closet looks like...

...except it's twice as cluttered and half as pretty.

I've been meaning to clean the clutter and organize this mess of a space for weeks. Unfortunately, not only have I neglected it, but I haven't done any upkeep...which means the clutter has actually become much, much worse.

Any suggestions on how to break down the project so as to prevent me from losing my mind???

Some clean closet/dressing room inspiration for us all:






Mallory said...

I actually help people clean stuff for fun. Here's my best advice. Go into the room and 1. If you haven't worn it in a year--get rid. 2. If you haven't seen it/remembered you had it for a year--get rid. 3. If it's something you've used once and MAY use again in the next 10 years--get rid, chances are someone will let you borrow it.

Mainly go through and get rid of stuff and then organize what you have left. Good luck!

emily said...

this is funny because i was JUST thinking about how much i want to re-do my kids closets and make them less clutterful--and more organized and functional.
ohdeedoh had a closet post today...for kids rooms, but they are still inspirational!
good luck to you!

Karen@StrictlySimpleStyle said...

I wish I had a whole room to use as a closet. One thing I do to keep things under control is to separate clothes by color and season. It is so much easier to find what you are looking for. Also, after every season I do a quick sort through and donate anything I didn't wear that year. It keeps the closet looking a lot neater without extraneous items taking up space.

Sanity Fair said...

You should definitely start with lying to yourself. My favorites are "oh, it wont' be that bad." "This will only take an hour or two." "I'll bet there are treasures buried in here!" Then, put on some great music, grab your favorite coffee or soda, and make it happen. Also, promise yourself something wonderful when you finish (shopping, show, etc.). Bribing yourself works wonders!

Deliciously Organized said...

Lovely inspiration photographs! Just get rid of everything. Only keep what you LOVE.

Jess said...

1. put some good tunes on! 2. make piles: throw out, donate, stuff to go somewhere else in the house,save pile. don't forget....its going to get ugly before it gets better! good luck!!i love the inspirational pics!

Kristin @ My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia said...

I'm in the middle of a closet revamp. I go through my clothes about every season. If I didn't wear it the season before chances are I won't wear it again and I give it to good will. It feel good to purge! Good luck to you, whatever you do it's going to look fabulous!

Anonymous said...

I love your blog! It is so cute.

Jesse said...

I too lust over a pretty dressing space like this.

michelle b @ every little thing said...

wow, that's making a mess look really good!
thanks for the sofa name idea! and the pillow is from home sense altho the company is such international
i bought it a few years ago, but it is still one of my favorites!!

Emily said...

wish my closets were big enough to hang chandeliers in them. Gorgeous pics!

ceo said...

great set of pictures.....yeah to organized spaces


L @ Salt and Sentiment said...

Oh I would love to have a dressing room!

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