ic Kathe With an E: Closet Clean Up

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Closet Clean Up

So there I sat, on my big fat butt.
Pinning away on Pinterest.

Do you pin?
I'm sure you do.
All the cool kids are doing it.
You can check out my pin boards
iffen you'd like to.
I have a link over on the
right side bar--->
Anywho, there I sat, thinking to myself,
"Self, you really need to get off your fat butt and do SOMETHING!"

Since the first of the year I have been meaning to clean out
my closet.
I had even purchased some cute storage cubes, on clearance of course,
from Walmart that I could use to
organize my stuff.

So, three months later, I finally had had enough of thinking about
the mess that was my closet, sadly put my laptop away
(bye bye Pinterest, for now)
and got to it!

This is what I started with
And, the most embarrassing photo...yes, that's a cobweb.
And it wasn't the only one!
Seriously!  Who has cobwebs hanging in their closet?
Nice closeup for your viewing pleasure
I was ruthless.
I made up my mind to get rid of everything that I
either didn't fit into (who am I kidding?  The days of fitting into a size 8 were long behind me),
didn't love, or had hated but felt some weird emotional attachment to.
The cute storage cubes came three to a package and were clearanced at $3.00 a pack!
$1.00 each! I only bought two packages and now wish I had gotten more of them!
You see that?  That's the floor!  I haven't seen that in months at least a year!
And, no more cobwebs!

Proof of what all came out.
An hour later I had six trash bags loaded and ready to take to Goodwill.
Heck, I take enough out of that place, it was time to give some back, right?
And look at all of that empty space!
You know what that means right?
I already have a date with Ms K to go shopping!
I mean take a good look.
I have absolutely nothing to wear!

I will be linking up here on Friday March 30th


  1. Kathe- I love you and your cobwebs!!! I promise I have 1 or 2 in my closet as well! Your new closet looks awesome and so tidy! Yes you should have bought all those 1 dollar purple lil guys--those are awesome, and what a steal! oh well! You did an amazing job-- now back to Pinterest you can go! ;) Oh and have fun shopping!!

  2. You have inspired me to get busy. I actually bought some hangers. The not so funny thing is I gave away a ton of clothes about a month ago and I need them back because I did lose those 8-10 pounds I thought would never happen.

  3. Very nice work! Love the storage cubes for a buck each!! My master closet needs massive help. Honestly much of it is my husband's though (seriously, the man has more shoes than I do). I redid my kitchen pantry...maybe the master closet will be next!

    Stopping by from Thrifty Thursday. :)

  4. Such great inspiration!

    - The Tablescaper

  5. HE He:) looks like you've read my book
    xx jeanetteann

  6. I just started following you on Pinterest - love Pinterest!!

  7. I so need to do this, but I'm afraid that if I went into my closet to clean, I might not come out alive! But I'm inspired to at least THINK about doing it now! You're cleanup looks great! Thanks for sharing :)

  8. Fantastic redo and thank-you so much for sharing at Pin'inpiration Thursday C:

    I'm still in the thinking stage but my cobwebs are happy.

    Hope you pop by on Saturday to check-out our new party.

  9. First off, I think this is my first time here and so glad to be here.
    Second, I love your cute sense of humor
    and third, I have been putting off cleaning my closet for months and now you have inspired me to NO END. I am going to DO IT...
    HAHHAA..your closet really does look nice.
    Good Job..
    xo bj

  10. You did a great job organizing your closet! I need to tackle my closet as well but every time I look at it, I get intimidated.

  11. I need to have you come by and tidy up my closet! What a difference! Thanks for linking up to my party! Have a great weekend!

  12. That is amazing. Makes me want to go through my cloest!

    I am visiting from the blog hop. I am now following you. Would love for you to stop by and say hello:>


  13. Whats sad is I think I would be making an improvement if my closet looked like your before pics lol. Thanks for the inspiration. I need to tackle my own mess.

  14. Maybe you could come by and do my closet before we have our shopping day??!! Ms. K

  15. Awesome deal on those storeage cubes. I priced some at Walmart and they were about 4-5 a piece.
    The closet looks awesome.

  16. Kathe - Fabulous! I love it. ~Kelly

  17. You are inspiring me to clean out my closet. Maybe I can drag my computer in there and still pin while I purge?

  18. LOL at the cobwebs! We have quite a few in our house too! I love the storage cubes. I could use a few in my closet too! Stopping by from TT&J.

  19. Thsi was very encouraging to me. I have a closet that I need to clean out and I would love to have some free space in it to actually be able to walk into. I seems like we just keep adding to the floor when dad does one of his projects or clothes without hangers need a place to hang out. These are not good ideas. We need an extra room for Dad's tools:( Looks good. Great Job!

  20. I so need those purple boxes. I attempted to do some cleaning today as well. Cleared a few boxes out of the corner, well 4 actually. Guess what? I found some chocolates and a bowling mold. Yup I was gonna make my #3 son a topper for his birthday which was on Feb.21. I bought a cake instead. But if u need a chocolate cake topper in the shape of a bowling pin and ball, I'm your gal! Love ya sis!

  21. ooohhh man I need to hit my closet BIG TIME!!

  22. Very neat! Thank you for sharing at Potpourri Friday!

  23. I totally love that little cartoon/quote. I found you via the Sunday Social at The Sasse Life. I am stopping in from TheStuffofSuccess. Feel free to stop on by and say hello. I am also your newest Linky Follower. Thanks and have a great week. Athena

  24. wow. amazing job with purging. your closet looks great! i discovered you on the girl creative and am now a follower. when you get a chance i invite you to visit me at http://decoratedchaos.blogspot.com.

    @Decorated Chaos

  25. So jealous! Your closet looks amazing! Come and organize mine. :)

  26. Every time I go threw my closet I am surprised at how much junk I had been keeping. I'm your new follower I would love if you came and Followed me to @ http://www.arosiesweethome.com/

  27. Great job cleaning up! I found you on 1929 Charmer "Sunday's Best Par.tay" and I'm now a follower. I would love if you could follow me back.

  28. Thanks for posting this inspirational post...I need to follow in your footsteps and clean out my closet too..AND get rid of the size 8 clothes. I saw your post at "Metamorphosis Monday".

  29. Nice job! Thanks for reminding me how horrifying my closet is. LOL

  30. What a great project! I so need to do the same! If you would, consider sharing with my readers at http://sassafrassalvation.blogspot.com/2012/03/sasss-sunday-salvation-show-15.html


  31. I'm jealous. I've been trying to get to my closet for months. Now you have inspired me. Thanks for sharing. I'm stopping by from Between Naps on the Porch.

  32. Great work on the closet - and what a bargain for those storage boxes!

    Thanks for linking to a Round Tuit!
    Hope you have a fabulous week!
    Jill @ Creating my way to Success

  33. You go girl-cleaning out always makes me feel great- I will throw out a suggestion you might enjoy some of those huggable type hangers I use the same type of closet system and they work better than the plastic also you can choose colors how about a lavender or purple and a cute rug in the bottom no one see's but you but will make you happy and feel special!!!!

  34. Congratulations!!! What great clean out. I really need to do the same thing in my closet. I still have my maternity clothes hanging in it......... my baby is only 1 1/2.:) Thanks for the motivation and for sharing with us at Link It Up Thursday.

  35. Goodness, you should come help me clean and organize. You set your mind to and got it done and that is what I'm going to do. Thanks for sharing it on Your Cozy Home Party. -----------Shannon

  36. Hi Kathe!

    So after three months of thinking about it you got all that done in just one hour?! You go girl! I'd say you have earned yourself a fun shopping trip.

    Thanks for sharing this at my party.

    xoxo Bunny Jean
    Wednesday's Bunny Hop Party!

  37. Great job... I'm in the midst of doing mine thanks for the motivation..

  38. I looks much more organized:) I need to do the same with my closet!

  39. what a good job you did on that closet...I am working on drawers now...what a mess they become...just how does that happen...lol...do strangers just come in and make a mess

  40. I just love those storage cubes!!!

    would love it if you shared these on my link party, Serenity Saturday

    Natasha xxx

  41. It looks fantastic! Love the little boxes! And I have a few cobwebs too...

  42. Yes! I love Pinning! It is a wonderful way to keep up with beautiful things! I miss closets! I have my clothing in an old cedar wardrobe. Our old house has precious little storage space - they were taxed as rooms years back! Thank you for sharing your inspiring post with Home and Garden Thursday!

  43. good job! Mine's a mess an will probably stay that way:)

  44. Oh, I can totally relate to this (including the cobwebs!)!! Great job you did! Way to go and way to purge! Thank you for joining last week's TTF. I hope you are have a great day!

  45. great closet makeover! Isn't it funny how we put things off for so long, then they really don't take that long, and we feel so much better after it's done!

  46. Wow, great work. You know you want to come organize mine for me, right? Thanks for linking at Shine on Fridays last week!

  47. I love those purple canvas totes. I use them everywhere. Thanks so much for sharing at Whimsy Wednesday at The NY Melrose Family. I'm following GFC and LF.

  48. Yes, I am also a "Pin-o-holic"! And I must confess the before pictures look very much like my closet too! Great job organizing & "prettifying" {real word} your space.

    Warmly, Michelle

  49. Wow much better!! I love your organization! Thanks for sharing at oopsey daisy!

  50. Tee hee...I love the graphic and can totally relate. I'm definitely hooked on Pinterest!

    Beautiful job with your closet transformation!


  51. That looks awesome! Great job! Ready to come over and help me tackle mine? :)

  52. I can see you are a very organized person in the closet, kitchen and even on your Pinterest boards! "#"u/0/102411827552299205378/posts/1KJbijUrX4y


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