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Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Sometimes it gets worse before it gets better....

When my sister-in-law called me to see if I wanted to go to Ikea I jumped at the chance.  Our office closet is in desperate need of a closet organizer and I have been dreaming of getting the Algot system for quite awhile now.   We finally got carpet in the office last year, but never finished the closet.   I just threw all my junk in there and hoped that the doors closed.  So, after I got the Ikea phone call I got down to business figuring out all the pieces I needed for the closet.  This part was a bit overwhelming as I had to  measure and then remeasure everything to make sure it all fit.  Once I had my plan all written out we headed to Ikea for a long 2 hour trip that involved to full carts of closet supplies.

Once I got home I dug right into clearing out the closet, but not before taking a few before pictures.

See what I mean? 

On the plus side, the closet was completely empty, but now the rest of the room looked like a train wreck.  This is the part of organizing that I dread.  No matter what you do it always seems to get worse before it gets better.   This is the time that I get annoyed at the mess I made and want to just walk away.  I knew that wasn't an option, so I pulled up my big girl pants and got to work.  Here's a preview of how the closet's coming together so far.

Here's a side by side for you.

I made a ton of progress in this room and have been busy organizing all my craft supplies.   It still has a way to go, but it's slowly turning into my dream craft closet.  I'll be back on Friday to share all the details on the free file cabinet that I saved from the dumpster.


  1. Oh fun!! You are so right that it gets so much worse before it gets better. I always feel a little like giving up when it gets to the messy stage, but in the end it always looks so much better. I'm really liking how your progress looks so far! Those wire Ikea shelves hold so much stuff. : )

    1. I'm glad someone else has the same feelings while organizing! I think that's why I hold off on tackling the big organizing projects. Yes, those Ikea shelves hold sooo much stuff!