I keep telling myself that.... I was watching that show about the hoarders, Sunday. I think it's on A & E. Not sure. Somehow watching those once in a while makes me feel a lot better about how our house looks. As I watched, I realized that I am not a true hoarder by definition. I am a mini hoarder....Or maybe I can blame the mess on Tessie. Yeah. That's the ticket. Tessie is the mini hoarder..... If it weren't for her, I wouldn't be in this mess!
For a while now, I have had a vision in my head of a different configuration for the closet. I had it arranged with all of the shelves facing out towards the door. It was very difficult to get some of the things off of the shelves at each end. They hit the front wall of the closet and had to be twisted and contorted to get them out.
I remembered to take a before photo, kind of. I hadn't started the right end yet. It was better than the other one for getting the boxes out, but still not fun.
Thank goodness, I could opt not to take a photo of the rest of the room whilst doing this. I had to take everything out of the shelves to move them....All of the black baskets that you see were on the left hand shelves and weren't working at all. Another great idea gone wrong.
Tessie was extremely quiet while I was taking shelves out of the closet. I was curious to see how her cleaning project was coming along....
Well....The rocking chair was clean enough to sit on and have a cuppa.
To bad she didn't notice that the cleaning spell was wearing off of Zar. I had to snatch her out of there and put her on the wallpaper shelf in the closet. I think he was about to ring her neck. It doesn't look like she is getting much done. I have a feeling that I will be cleaning that mini room when I get to those bookcases.
Anyway, this is how the closet looks at present. I can actually get the boxes out of both sides without a struggle.
Maybe I will be more likely to put them back if that is the case.
It is really the same amount of storage, but It sure gives the illusion of more room. Another section down. Tessie may be a mini hoarder, but she is going to be a very neat mini hoarder soon!
"Tessie, put that cup down and get back to work!"
See you tomorrow.