But I’ll be honest, it wasn’t that I had too little space, it was that I was misusing the space I had. Is anyone else guilty of this crime?
Now I can procrastinate with the best of them. For a good long time I have been closing the door on the idea of cleaning and organizing this space. But after writing a post on Simplicity, I knew it had to be done. Truthfully, it didn’t take long at all to empty out the contents.
I took the opportunity to lighten the load a bit. Does one really need TWO Monopoly games? Not to mention that the owner of Mystery Date is now in college. (But I kept Chutes and Ladders. Sniff. Boo hoo.)
I assessed my storage needs and decided to swap out the large bookcase I had originally stored the board games on and move it into Sweet Boys room. I exchanged it for two shoe shelves he had. I then decided I wanted a cubby shelf and found just what I was looking for, on sale, at Kmart.
For those of you who might be scratching your head as to why I keep tablecloths and décor in this closet, it really makes perfect sense. The closet is directly across from my formal dining space where I create seasonal tablescapes and vignettes on the buffet.
So here’s a recap of the before and after: