Sunday, February 27, 2011

Closet Talk

Welcome Bloggy Friends
It's a new day and I am attempting to adjust to a new life

This has not been an easy journey
Nor is it anywhere near over
Yet I believe that here in blogland I need to move forward

Today I will share a few photos of my closet
I have been working at cleaning it out
And making it my own

First, I will tell you that I live in a very small 1200sq ft home
February 15th was the 16th anniversary of our move in date

About 6-7 years ago some well meaning neighbors and friends
tried very hard to get us to move to a more upscale neighborhood
in the very beginning of the housing market assent

Today I must be honest
Although the thought of having a bigger
home was tempting I am so thankful we didn't move

Thank you Lord for never giving us the release to move
Thank you Hubby for keeping us right where we are now
I am so grateful that my home is nearly paid off
And that I don't have a HUGE mortgage
NOW, in the midst of a housing crash!!!

So, my closet is small
But I think it works for me

We used to have Mark's dresser right where
my jewelry amour is now
It's so much smaller
And gives me lots more room to move around

On the top of one shelf
Where some of Mark's (special prizes) were
I have placed baskets with
Linens inside
I have labeled them which makes finding what I need
Easily Accessed

Before Mark became ill last year

He added this shelf above the door
Now all of my purses have there own space
Easily accessible and out of the way

I added a couple of photo/small boxes

Where I have placed
Scarves, handkerchiefs, and Extra VS stuff *wink*

On the shelf over the left side
I keep my *best* shoes
And special evening bags
In this handy ~ dandy shoe rack I got at Target

Then I hung all of my dresses

Long pants
Robes and Nightgowns
On the left

My sleeveless and short sleeve tops

on the bottom right
With my long sleeve tops
sweaters and jackets up above

My only question is:
Where did all of Hubby's stuff go?
I seem to have taken up ALL of the closet
Space all by myself

Next time I will be asking some Decorating advise for my bedroom
Stay tuned

Well, that's all my tired brain can handle on a Sunday afternoon
Blessing to you All

Considering A Small Closet Cleaned!!!


  1. Hi Cindy,

    I have been following you for a short time now. I wanted to formally introduce myself in this comment by saying hello.

    I so admire you and what you have been through. I have a husband that I have been married to for 31 yrs. and he has gone through so much with severe heart disease related issues. He had open-heart surgery in Dec. 2006 at the tender age of 48. We continue to walk out each day living with his heart disease and severe atherosclerosis. It is a very difficult journey individually and together as a couple as he has been through so much.

    I've been reading your postings and feeling some of your emotions. God is with us friend...He certainly is with us and overseeing everything.

    You continue to encourage me amidst the pain, suffering and joy that you have been through. You are in my prayers.

    I LOVE your organization of your closet. Great Job!


  2. Your closet looks great. Doesn't it feel wonderful when everything is in it's place? I try to keep mine organized, but it's amazing how easily it can get messy again. It's time for me to do some re-organizing myself and get rid of some things. Good for you for getting it behind you.


  3. Wow. You are one talented lady. Don't you just love those plastic zip bags that you have your linens? I think I've kept every one I've ever got through buying sheets, curtains, bedspreads, etc. I use them for everything.

    You are very creative in your organization...very nice. Not only organized but also very classy decorated.

    This is a small closet? wink...looks like a great size to me!

  4. Hi, Cindy,
    Just stopping by to see how you are doing. This looks like a big job! And it sure is awesome. You are pretty good at this organizing stuff, aren't you?

    Been thinking of you and am sending you hugs tonight.

  5. Hi Cindy,

    I have been on your blog before, and might even have left a comment or two...

    This is encouraging to see - because after my husband passed away two years ago, I have not been able to touch his things ... Not yet. Want to leave them as they are for a while. But I know I am moving on, and soon, I will be ready to rearrange our room, and make it my own. No longer ours.

    I am looking forward to doing this soon. Your post encouraged me today.

    Want you to know I understand how you feel.



Hi Friend, I read and cherish every single comment you leave! You bring Joy to my heart! Blessings, Cindy