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Thursday, January 15, 2015

Closet Cleaning


I've had this closet on my mind since the reno was completed!
It needed some cleaning out as you can see!



I liked the bins I put in my studio so much that I got more
for this little project.  They are Better Homes & Gardens
brand and I got them at walmart.com online.




I removed 11 old cans of paint which are colors we don't even
have on any walls any more, a bag of items to throw away
and one box for the thrift store.  Now I think we can actually
find a battery or masking tape when we need them!



51 comments:

  1. Look amazing! aww may you help me please???

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  2. Are you finding things you haven't seen since the war?

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    1. Why is the left hand basket on the middle shelf labelled "Bugs, Fleas and Mice"?

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    2. Because it contains insect repellent, a citronella candle, flea spray and a mouse trap!

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    3. The mouse trap is obviously before the cats. And you can't say we aren't prepared for mosquitoes or other critters! haha.

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    4. Land sakes! I didn't even think to read the labels. Heck! I can't even see them!

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    5. Keith doesn't miss a trick! ha.

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  3. Brilliant !!!
    Will you come and organise me . . . . warning ~ it is an enormous task . . . . hahaha!

    Seriously you are so well organised . . . :)

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    1. Well, I'm getting there! A few more rooms to go!

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  4. wow, that looks amazing! I love all the matching bins, very nice!

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    1. Matching bins does make it look so much better, doesn't it? I'm a sucker for that kind for that kind of thing.

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  5. I love the bins...is that a chalkboard sign on the front of each, or one you made yourself ?
    It takes a lot of talking yourself into starting cleaning projects, but doesn't it feel so satisfying once there complete.
    Well done !
    ~Jo

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    1. They came just like that with the little labels....so nice! I didn't have to do a thing..they came with the liners snapped in and everything...nice price, too! Yes, the middle of the process is crazy because it actually looks worse before it looks better! haha.

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  6. Oh please come to my house! Ha! Those baskets make even random stuff look great! Do you have any extra size D batteries?

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    1. haha..I know...it's the bins! Organized and the junk looks cool. lol.... I didn't have a single D battery and had to write them on my shopping list...along with AA's. I could spare a few AAA's, though. How did I get so many? Oh wait, I know...I couldn't find the ones we had and bought more! hahaha....

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  7. Outstanding results! Which took an outstanding effort, I'm sure. ;)

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    1. The end result was the motivator, for sure. Nice to see you among the living! :)

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  8. I love a clean and organized closet. Well, I love it for all of about three weeks.
    :0)

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    1. Hopefully this one will stay clean longer than that! haha.

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  9. That looks much neater to my ocd
    A fine bin cleaning spree
    All nice and neat
    Sure is sweet

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    1. I knew you would agree
      that neat is the way to be!

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  10. Be careful Betsy....before you know it you will have another side job as a Closet Makeover. What an improvement ....You get these great ideas that I would never think of. But the best part... I'm a copy cat...and love your ideas. Our closets are big enough, but we didn't downsize enough and both bedroom closets are just packed top to bottom. Thanks again for being my inspiration.

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    1. I'm always amazed at how junk just accumulates in these spaces! haha. Every time I clean out I find there are things I really don't need. If you reorganize a closet I want to see before and afters! ha.

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  11. Love this. It looks great, Betsy.

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    1. Soon you'll be doing this to all of your rooms! :)

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  12. Betsy...this is so cool! I have to check out the Walmart baskets. Is this a holiday closet? Cleaning closet? Multi purpose? Just kidding. And the paint...doesn't matter. It dries up so fast it's useless. It's sad then you take down pics and have to Spackle...then no paint nor do you have the card if you wanted more.

    I just posted the most awful linen closet you have ever seen. We must be on the same wavelength! Ha ha!

    Jane x

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    1. Yeah, glad to be rid of the old paint. I did keep all of our current colors and properly labelled each one with the room it goes to. Much better. I guess this is a cleaning closet...maintenance...with some seasonal storage at the top. It used to be a second pantry until I created a walk in pantry across the hall...my next cleaning project! Lol...

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  13. You are beyond organized. Love those baskets and they just hide so many sins... not that you have sins... :-) You know what I mean!

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    1. Lol...they make even the unsightly look good!

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  14. Wow, it looks great!! Now I'm even more motivated to clean out my closet!

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    1. I have to admit the cute baskets were my motivation! Ha.

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  15. I've been eyeing those baskets at Walmart, too!! They are SO CUTE! And, having space organized feels SO GOOD. Congratulations! Well done. blessings ~ tanna

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    1. If you get them...do it online...free shipping and no standing in line! ha. My Walmart never has enough when I look...I always seem to buy a dozen at a time! haha.

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  16. nice...this summer my wife wants to turn the old coat closet into a pantry...may have to show hers to you as i like the organization of the baskets....and as OCD as she can be...she will like it too...ha

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    1. Yep...it's great for the OCD. I'm cleaning out our pantry....I'll show you pics when I'm done..it's my next project!

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  17. It looks great! I really like those bins.

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  18. Looks great! Can you tell me if those are the small or the medium baskets? Thx!

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    1. Hi :) They are the small ones....they cost $7.47 each and are approximately 12 x 10"

      Here's the link...http://www.walmart.com/ip/Better-Homes-and-Gardens-Small-Wire-Basket-with-Chalkboard-Black/24534321

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  19. Well done, good job! Mind you, your 'before' picture looks pretty organised to me, compared with my similar gloryhole.

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    1. gloryhole...lol...that's a new name to me. Hilarious!

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  20. Hey...what are you doing this weekend??? hint hint!

    Cheers!
    Linda :o)

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    1. I'm tackling the pantry across the hall from this closet! haha.

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  21. Umm, do you hire out? I have four closets that really need help! :) Great job- I love the baskets.

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    1. haha....what is it about closets? Must be that we can close the door and not look at it.

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