Shoeaholic No More



January 2014



Coat Closet Clutter and Other Things From my Saturday Night

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Saturday night my dad called and wanted to go to dinner since my mom was gone for the evening. After we ate, we went back to my house, where I proceeded to engage him in some projects from my ever-growing and never-ending “Dad Do List” (like the “honey do list” only I don’t have a honey). Here’s some of what we did, turning these items from clutter sitting around unhung, into decor that is finally being used:

(Now I just need to fill up the wine rack so it doesn’t look so weird and empty.) We also worked on my coat/utility closet. I didn’t take a picture before, but just imagine everything that is now hanging sitting on the floor and no empty floor space. Here’s what we hung:

This rack holds 5 brooms/mops etc. We also hung my fly swatter and feather dusters.
Then, my dad was on a roll and he hung the step ladder too.
After this project, we played card games. When I was picking up the decks of cards afterward, I decided to get rid of these useless advertising cards:

I know it doesn’t seem like much, but I’m feeling better all the time when I clean out clutter by getting rid of things or by making things more useful, enjoyable, or beautiful. Slow progress is still progress.

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Kayla is a mid-20s single girl living in the Midwest, USA. She is focused on paying off her consumer and student loans, while simplifying her life and closet. You can join her on her journey at ShoeaholicNoMore or follow her on Twitter.


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