We have FINALLY reached the end of the road for this project… for now. You know I am always adding, changing, and taking away things, but for now, I am pretty happy with how Derrick’s closet looks. Since he just turned one, he still doesn’t have a lot in his closet. I am extremely happy about that too. The less he has, the easier it is to keep it organized. A lot of his clothes are still contained in his dresser drawers and he doesn’t have all the extra toys like his sister does. I have learned that little boys definitely do not require all the extra stuff like girls, which I like. Give Derrick some boxes and measuring cups and he is one happy boy!
So, before I show you what it looks like today, lets take a trip down memory lane.
Originally (pre-Derrick), the closet looked like this…
It was our only “extra” closet in the house, which became the out-of-sight-out-of-mind closet. Open the door, throw it in, and shut it real fast so nothing falls out.
Then, little Derrick came along and we used it to say, “SURPRISE! WE’RE HAVING A BABY!” to our parents…
Don’t you just love how the sheets and blankets are covering up the mess?!?! Priceless right there.
A baby on the way meant we HAD to do something in there. So, we moved some things out and got a nice start on it…
It still looked like a mess when Derrick arrived, but we knew that he wouldn’t be using it for a little while, which meant we had some time to slowly get it done.
Then, after tackling the closet pretty heavily during our last Christmas break and this past January, we left you on the last post with it looking like this…
You might be thinking that it looked pretty much done, but this momma still had a few more things to tackle before calling the project COMPLETE.
I included the list below at the bottom of my last closet post.
- 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.
If all of these things got accomplished, I would consider Derrick’s closet finished.
Well, I am happy to report that I got them ALL FINISHED!
The fire safe is now in our closet. My husband had some extra room on his side, so we moved it there. It helps for it to be in our sight too. My daughter thought it was fun to take out pictures and photo books and play with them.
After a lot of thought and deliberation, you do not see Derrick’s books in his closet. I have an idea in mind for them. So, until that moment, they are being stored in a plastic tub in the corner of his room.
And, a few more after pictures…
If you missed the first couple of blog posts about Derrick’s closet, I have provided the links below.