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I'm Kerra Michele, and this is my dog, Lunchbox. Welcome to our blog! We generally write about easy tips to make a rental space feel more like home, but we also talk about our life and travels. I hope you like our stories and adventures!

Clean Closets

Clean Closets

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I still can't believe those evil gnomes trashed my closet.

But they did and they weren't about to clean it up for me, so I got down to business. First I grabbed everything from my closet I didn't love or need and had an impromptu yard sale. Then I removed everything from my closet that didn't belong (notice the big pile of framed art for which we have no wall). Then I used fancy black velvet hangers to give my dressing room a cutie boutique feel. And now The Scientist loves me again!

SO much better, right? And what do you think of my cutie little nightstand? I found him in the trash room in our old apartment building right before we moved out, so I brought him home and painted him to match my DIY chest of drawers in my bedroom. Tricky! He's currently empty so I'm not sure I can justify keeping him though...

This clean-up project cost me less than $100 because I only bought hangers. All the other organizational tricks were accomplished using things I already had. For example, my boots stand up because I used a tricky wine bottle trick! And my purses and bags stand up because I used a tricky newspaper trick.

 

All you do is put wadded up newspaper (or anything similar) into a plastic bag and then use those to fill your handbags. Now your handbags will keep their pretty shape AND your closet will look like a department store display. BONUS AND MAGIC.

I had some extra IKEA boxes and bins lying around so I used those to contain my clutches and scarves. Now I can find exactly what I'm looking for when I'm in a rush to get out the door. Easy peasy!

Now that everything is tidy and organized I can focus on the fun part: Turning this boring closet into a dreamy dressing room!

 

 

 

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