Oh, The Excuses
So, there is no excuse for this terrible mess, but I’m going to try my best to explain my way through it. First of all, we’ve been through 3 moves beginning on one side of the nation to the other and I’ve collected a TON of “stuff”. Over the last 16 years we’ve been involved in a few business adventures during which I inherited “more stuff”. And, until just last year, we were somewhat unsure we were going to maintain residency here in NY, so I created a “stash away” closet. A stash away closet is used to temporarily stash away anything and everything you need to eliminate from sight but keep within reach for another day. Alright, I can hear you now yelling “Junk Closet”, but please humor me and go along with “stash away” closet. It just sounds better, doesn’t it? (Hands covering eyes for yet another moment of blog shame…). Office closet makeover, here I come!
Honey, We’re Home
Loving where we live, we decided mid last year to set roots and call this place home. We named our house Bella Nido, which means “Beautiful Nest”. Soon after, we began digging a pool, an investment I didn’t want to commit to if we were planning on relocating. Finally, we settled in. I can’t even tell you how nice it is to feel “at home”. But, along with this feeling of relief came about a new feeling that I can only describe as “nesting”. With a desire to make my home feel more like “my home” I’m feverishly working on organizing every nook and cranny within these walls . Believe me, it’s a task that will take me a while, but I’m loving how everything is turning out. If you didn’t get a chance to read my post titled, Bathroom Closet Rehab, check it out.
My Closet Before
Are you ready to see this awful and embarrassing mess? It’s bad! Really, really bad. Ugh…here you go:
I have ZERO idea how in the world it got to this point. You know it’s bad when the local charity collection center doesn’t even want half of it. That computer was sooooo cool when we first bought it…nearly 13 years ago!
And Then I Organized!
Ohhhhhhh emmmmmmmm geeeeeeee! Can you believe the transformation? I mean, this is a place I just want to hang out. Did you see that I even added a little office artwork? Well, really, I did this for visual balance next to the large storage boxes to the left, but hey, who says you can’t add art work to your office closet.
I really hope I’ve inspired you to organize your own “stash away” closet. Everyone has one…except me, because mine just got a MAKEOVER! Can I get an AMEN! ;).
Stay tuned for my next post on the office makeover. Big changes!!!