Tuesday, 12 June 2012

Free Fun (for me!)

In honour of NSS I decided to tackle some around the house things that wouldn't cost any money, Ethan's wardrobe/catch all for the house:

Sorry, the before pictures were on my phone, once I decided to do it I was too excited to go and get the camera!

It had gotten kind of out of control! It was a dumping ground for towels (bottom right shelf), old bedding (middle shelf) and "to donate" clothes (bottom left, yes, under the toy box...). 

Poor boy!

So I donated the clothes and now only the toy box, wellies and his bag live here.

I love having one of his toy boxes out of sight. His room is the smallest, so one more box out of the way makes a big difference!

The hung up things stayed about the same. If you've been following since Ethan and Izzy's room tours you'll know that I'm a little OCD about having short sleeved, long sleeved, shirts then jackets...and in colour order. 

Sorry about that weirdness, moving on :)

The top shelf did have three piles of clothes at the front (pjs, jeans and trousers) and everything else behind (socks, pants - no we're not quite there yet!, arm bands, swimming suit, shorts etc.

Now I have shorts at the front with pjs, which will be switched out for trousers in the winter. The socks are in a box which you can just about see in the middle, and pants and swimming things are in a box to the left of that. SO much easier. Its just a square shoe box and lid. Not covered, but it makes such a difference to 5ft 1 me being able to get socks on a morning! His jeans and trousers are now on one pile at the back right.

I tidied up the bookshelf a little and donated some we didn't use any more.

I went through Ethan's bedding, donated some extras and put away his old cot sheets that were still in there. On the left are his dressing up "accessories".


The bottom two shelves now just have large toys and a couple of spare towels.

Such a big improvement!

Before and after?

Love it! :) (and not just for the quality of the photos!)

Sharing at:
IHeart Organizing


  1. Very nice, please link it up with me today at Wow Us Wednesday.

  2. Love it! I really need to do this with my childrens' closets. We moved last fall and I still don't have their room together. Hopefully that will change this summer.

  3. Great job! I need to organize my closets; they're a pretty big mess... Thanks for linking this up to The Fun In Functional!

  4. Good Work! It feels so good to clean out closets! Thanks so much for sharing this at Naptime Delights! I hope to see you again tomorrow!