Writings from my little corner of modern domesticity.

Category Archives: Closets

Quality over Quantity in the Closet

Part of wanting to do with fewer clothes is making the ones you keep last. And, I have to admit- I’m not all that good at it. Sure, I can physically hold on to a shirt for a decade, but that doesn’t mean it’s still in good shape…


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Day 7/40: Ahead of the game!

Day 7 of my 40 Days of Cleaning and I’ve got 7 things done- and I haven’t even done one today yet. Maybe I put too many little things on there after all…we’ll see. I’ll admit to a little cheating upstairs, though. See, I had the dresser, bookshelf, and dressing table (also known as the “crap …

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The Need to Abandon

It’s strange, what a birthday can do to a person. Especially when it’s a milestone birthday. They might not produce any profound changes when we are young and enjoying them- 1, 7, 10, 13, 16…but as we age and, often; mature, they can bring on rather unexpected results. Around this latest, during which I turned …

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The Great Closet Purge

With the help of two dear friends, I have accomplished what seemed to be the impossible. My wardrobe has been purged. Yes, I know- I’ve only been talking about doing it formonths now. But I finally figured out that having people over to help would commit me to it, as I would have the time …

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21 Day Challenge: Days 6-10

Recap of where we’ve been so far: Junk Drawer Computer desk, Tupperware cabinet, (linen closet), under the kitchen sink Days 6-10 included the dresser drawers, the pantry, the coat closet, toys, and the laundry room, respectively. Now, to be fair, I don’t actually have three out of five of these things. No pantry, no kids …

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Closet Swap Finished

I’ve completed the fall clothes swap and was somewhat surprised at the space I had leftover for storage after I packed away all the summer stuff, until it occurred to me that sweaters take up more room than T-shirts. But really, the Space Bags do a wonderful job. They should totally send me free stuff …

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The Closet Swap Begins

Started with a little bit of purging last night, as this is very likely our last week of warm weather for Michigan’s fall. Decided this is as good a weekend as any to get it going, so I made sure to take “before” photos for everyone to have an idea of what I’m getting into: …

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Change of Seasons, Change of Home

Some people decorate by season. I clean. About the only season I decorate for at all is the winter, because when the Yuletide white-and-grey takes over outdoors, I need some cheer inside to keep me up. Snow is beautiful and all, and there’s not much more graceful than the silhouette of an old, old tree …

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