(note: please don't judge me by this post. the extreme disorganization was something that I hated and trust me, I am glad to have finally seen the light=)
A full weekend project. Or so I thought.
I recently realized how inexpensive it was to do a closet organizer (and not $100+ like I thought), so I went to the local Home Depot on the way home from work one day this week and bought one organizer with my sights set on a weekend project.
When I began the project yesterday afternoon, I had a two day plan in place.
1.) Get the required tools needed (level, stud finder and drill) from my brother-in-law.
2.) Put all clothes that needed to be in my closet in there spot and when everything is in, begin removing everything - in order - so that instead of having clothes just all over my room, putting my closet back together later would not take as long.
3.) Remove the shelf and rod that were currently in there.
1.) Wake up early and begin to put together my new closet! (Every review I had read said it took about 4 hours to install so I expected 5-6 hours for me since I had no clue what I was doing.)
2.) Put all my clothes back and enjoy all of the EXTRA space.
So with my two day plan in place, I began working on it yesterday around 7 . After I put all of my stuff in, this is what my closet looked like:
dun dun dunnnnnnnnnnnn!
pretty tight fit. and notice the bar starting to bend.
all my shirts... from lightest to darkest.
see the space in between them? yeah, I don't either.
the unorganized shoe collection.
after I removed everything (shoes, bags, shirts, pants, skirts, dresses, etc.) from the closet.
Well, almost empty. You see that piece of wood along the back wall? Well that was what was holding up the shelves that used to be in the closet. And that wood was securely nailed into the wall with about 32 nails, proving for the removal to be a little difficult for me. I tried prying it off for about 10 minutes with a hammer but quickly gave up and went to ask my brother-in-law Tim (who happened to be at our house) to come remove it for me.
So Tim came to the room and it took him all of about 2 minutes (maybe less) to get it off the wall. And then I realized I had finished all of the "Day One" tasks. What a good feeling.