Monday, June 28, 2010

The Great Cedar Closet Cleanout

We have lived in our house for 8 years this August. I can say without a doubt that the most abused location in our house is the basement cedar closet. (Well, and maybe the garage.)

The cedar closet is intended, I'm sure, to store out-of-season clothing in a location where the moths can't get to them. It's a really nice closet...except it holds everything but out-of-season clothing. it is...

I'm so ashamed.

Where's the Clean House team??? Niecy??? Mark??? Trish??? Matt???

It's awful...just stuff piled on top of stuff. Things from my parents' house, things from when the kids were small, Scout stuff, BLANKETS (why we need so many of them I'll never know), SUITCASES AND TOTE BAGS (ditto), old bridemaid's dresses, my wedding gown (that one is staying no matter what)...I even found some old fossilized dog poop on top of an old Target bag (the chihuahua will apparently go potty anywhere).

After a couple of hours of moving everything into the clean basement, here is the cedar closet, ready for its makeover...

The only thing I couldn't move out is the dresser. It's full of old clothing and topped with more crap that needs a home.

Tomorrow...going through boxes and bags. I have a feeling this is going to take a while.


  1. What a great space! If we don't hear from you within a couple of days, should we send help!? :o))) I think everyone has a space like that! I know that we do, too!

  2. Patty~ You worked hard in that closet and it looks great. I will say a prayer for you that the rest goes very smoothly and quickly. I hate going through things so I know exactly how you feel, but I don't have a wonderful closet like that to put things in. We have NO storage in our home and only small closets. So I have to be real creative in finding storage space.
    Good luck tomorrow.