Closet Chaos

I have found that keeping my master bedroom closet organized is a an on-going process.  Last winter, I went to The Container Store website (looove that place!), and used their closet planner. (It’s free! ) I submitted the measurements of my closet as well as answered the standard questions about what clothing items, how many shoes, etc.  I needed to accommodate.  I opted to have a The Container Store call me with the design that they created.  The person that called me was very helpful and didn’t put any pressure on me to buy anything.  Of course, if I did need to buy anything, I would buy from them out of appreciation for their time and service.  Anyway, I headed to my closet and rearranged according to The Container Store’s plan and was very happy.  I  am literally comforted by a sense of peace and well-being at the sight of an organized space.  Fast forward several months and this is what I have to look at…

misplaced messes

and scattered shoes

Well, I can’t live like that.  So, I spent last Sunday night tweaking my closet organization.  Here is a little hint:  after you live with something for a while, you learn what isn’t working and why.  In this case, we weren’t putting our shoes and stuff where they were supposed to go because it was a little out of the way.  So, I figured, maybe I needed to relocate the bins and baskets to a spot in the closet where we were more likely to pick up after ourselves.

It’s been a week, and so far…

everything is in its place.

soooo good!

we can see the floor again

Until next time,


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After 17 years in an elementary classroom, Mrs. Hines retired from teaching to pursue her passions: decorating, writing and homemaking. While her formal education is in teaching, she discovered her talent for design at a young age and is a self-taught decorator. Mrs. Hines' DIY spirit has earned her appearances on the show Deals which airs on the Live Well Network. She continues to teach and inspire on her popular Lifestyle blog, Mrs. Hines' Class. Homemaking is Mrs. Hines' first love. So, when she isn't decorating or writing, you can find her at home watching television with Mr. Hines or trying to keep up with her teenaged daughter.

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  1. I heard a rumor that a Container Store is going in where Circuit City used to be. Have you heard that same thing? I hope it is true! Our closet looks pretty lousy. :)

  2. PS – Your closet looks great! Very impressive. I’m jealous.

  3. I have not heard that, but I sure hope so! Love that store! And thanks..the closet has been a work in progress.

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