Derrick’s closet is SLOWLY coming together. It has taken a lot of thought, time, and many times of just walking away for awhile. Sometimes, your brain just needs a break from a project. When you take some time to step away, usually (for me) new ideas start popping in your head and you get more accomplished.
On my introduction post, I forgot to post a picture of what the closet originally looked like two years ago.
Can you tell it was one of those throw-it-in-and-shut-the-door areas?!?! Then, before the last post, it looked like this:
A little better, but not much. I guess the only difference between the two pictures is the fact that we crammed some of Derrick’s stuff in there. Enough was enough! When we had Derrick last February and I was forced to go in the room more than once a month, the mess became real. Real distracting, to be exact.
So, I started working on it in December and left y’all with this picture on the last post.
And, here is what has taken place since that post…
Note: Picture overload!!!
Sorry. I wanted to show y’all every nook and cranny. And, hey, I like a blog post with a lot of pictures.
When organizing, the best thing to do is to pull everything out and start with a clean slate.
I decided to organize Derrick’s toys, hangers, bags, hard baby books, etc. the same way I did Kate’s. I purchased Sterilite ultra tall baskets from Wal-Mart. I love these baskets! You can purchase 6 of them for only $27.00 online and have them shipped to a local Wal-Mart for free. Great quality, excellent price, and shipped for free… You sure can’t beat that!!!
I divided his things into 6 categories:
- Building Blocks
- Books (meaning the small, hard baby books)
After categorizing, sorting, and organizing, I realized I need to purchase one more basket for Derrick’s puzzles. If you look closely at the pictures, you will see Derrick’s puzzles in the “bags” basket.
Next, on the closet To-Do List:
- Move the fire safe.
- Organize and store his books.
- Remove the large grey tub on the floor.
- Take out the family photo albums and store them somewhere else.
- Shoe organization.
- Create a memory box for his keepsakes.
- Purchase an additional basket for his puzzles.
My goal is to have all of this accomplished for the next post. I THINK I CAN… I THINK I CAN… I THINK I CAN…