No Skeletons In My Closet

Alex is in Rhode Island for the next two weeks to attend Officer candidate school for the Navy Reserves.  This means I have lots of time to do things like: start a new blog, try to wade through the world of Twitter and let my OCD nature take flight. I spent much of the day yesterday tackling our closet. It started out looking a bit like this.
The wooden rod broke for the second time in a few months, so I took this as a sign from above it was time to do some purging. Somehow this involved a trip to the hardware store, me using power tools and a subsequent trip to Target for organizational supplies. After the contents of our closet threw up on the bed, I put my inner Martha to work and pretty much double its capacity. Not to mention I even made some drawer space for Alex!! And yes, I do Roy-G-Biv my closet. By sleeve length. Don't judge!
Much improved. For the first time in years I feel like I have a manageable quantity of clothing. And I am finally focusing on quality not quantity. It was about a year ago I discovered the "one in, one out" rule. While I have yet to be successful, I am hoping our newly organized closet with give me the motivation I need!


  1. i am impressed by the RoyGBiv and sleeve length organization... maybe even jealous! ;o)

  2. I'm so glad I'm not alone! I too organize by RoyGBiv and sleeve length! Though I do sleeve length within color. Lauren Shehadi showed me the way in high school and I never looked back.

  3. your organization skills scare me. stay away from my closet if I ever move to portland!!! I like my chaos ;)

  4. I'm proud of you for the "one in, one out" rule. It's so easy for me to accumulate clothes, music, etc., but where will all of the extra be at the end of the day?