*Sigh*. Is there any better feeling than having a tidy closet? Okay - no comments about beating cancer or having babies or saving children from burning buildings. I want to enjoy my closet after-glow. Okay, moment over.
I tackled the freezer closet! I relocated some items to the armoire and then moved around shelves and shuffled goods. When I first set up the closet last year I just unpacked a bunch of boxes and stuffed all the stuff (lots and lots of stuff) on the shelves figuring that as I used things they'd kind of self-organize. Yeah...that doesn't actually work. Instead the items you use a lot end of jammed around the stuff you hardly ever touch and it gets more and more frustrating. I'm sure we've all been there.
But now I have room! Actually, that's been an overriding theme to this whole house design and build. Have room for the stuff you do and use - but not too much room. I didn't want to build a tiny house nor a McMansion. I just wanted something the right size for how we live.
Anyway, back to the closet. The items I used frequently over the last year got moved to the lower shelves. The small appliances that don't fit in the kitchen right now (still don't have the kitchen cabinets built because the wood is still drying) are on the bottom shelf where they are easy to grab. Entertaining platters (did anyone else just get a mental picture of dishes dancing around with top hat and cane?) which I thought would end up on the top shelf actually get used all the time and are now front and center. It's just wonderful. And I have my ladder conveniently stored to the right so I can easily reach the highest shelves (I love our 9 foot ceilings).
Of course, that leaves this mess to be dealt with. That bakers rack is full of boxes. Boxes full of fabric, project materials, paperwork, and office supplies. And it's all gotta go somewhere in this room.
|This photo actually shows improvement. Argh.|
Know what, I'm going to go look at my freezer closet again. I need to recapture that feeling of peace.