Monday Confessions: Chaos in My Closet!

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Here we are at week 2 of Monday Confessions: Chaos in my Closet! Before we begin, I wanted to say a couple things about last week’s post. First of all, I mentioned running in a marathon in November. I want to clarify that I’m not running an entire marathon. I’m doing the 5K…which is still pretty awesome! Also, since I broadcasted my weight to the whole world, my mind has decided that it’s okay to go ahead and eat those 4 chocolate chip cookies since everyone knows how much I weigh anyway. Ugh…not a good thing. I’ve really gotta get this extra weight off. So, I’ve decided to just take you on my journey of trying to get physically fit. I’ll let you know how it goes periodically.

So, on to today’s confession…and this confession literally stresses me out.  I guess you could call it a closet confession (pun intended). My closet is a complete mess…and I think I’m in denial about it. Every time I walk in I try secretly humming because usually humming is a sign of happiness. Oh good grief. Who am i kidding?? I’m not happy about it y’all.  It does allow me to get through it though.

In my mind, my closet is perfectly organized. It is color coordinated and my shoes are uniformly stacked. My sweaters have a place. My underwear is neatly organized. Aahhhh what a dream.

I’ve often thought about hiring an organizer to help me..but then I tell myself, why in the heck would I hire an organizer when I can just do it myself if I’d put my mind to it. It’s like hiring a housecleaner in my mind. I can’t handle hiring one when I can do it myself. I’d rather spend that money on something else. But, I never “do it myself.” The only thing I end up doing myself is cleaning my house. I like a clean house. All the other stuff I put off…and the cycle continues.

 

Chaos in my Closet

Ok here we go-  I actually really love the lay out of my closet.  It’s hard to see, but there is a chest that sits in the center of our closet. Each side has 5 drawers. John has one side, I have the other. In my head it’s really posh and clean and decorative. In reality it looks like poo. It could be so much more if I’d just put some effort in to it.

Chaos in my Closet

Yep. There it is. That dreaded suitcase. I just got back from a NYC missions trip. I don’t know where to put it. So I’ll just leave it in the floor until I get stressed out enough to put it somewhere OR I use it for the next trip in which this excites me because the suitcase is out of the floor…but then I never can enjoy it because I’M GONE. Geez. That catch all space? I don’t know. It’s just a catch all.

Chaos in my Closet

Oh lookie more catch all spaces! There are many of them in my closet. 🙂

Chaos in my Closet

Here’s a little glimpse of John’s side of our closet. It’s a bit more clean than mine.

Chaos in my Closet

And while we’re at it and it’s all out there,  why not throw in some pics of my jewelry drawers. I don’t even have words.

Okie dokie! There ya have it. Confession #2. My closet. Complete chaos. Honestly though, I’ve learned not to let his effect me negatively because believe me, it could. It’s far from perfect and that’s okay. It’s messy. Dare I say that I’ve learned to live with it. Yes I wish it was clean, neat, and organized. Maybe it will be someday, I don’t know. For now, I just live with it. There are more pressing things I need to worry myself with.

So it’s your turn. What about your closet? Is it like mine? Is it worse? Any tips for me? Let me hear from you! Email me (onestylishmom@gmail.com) or post a comment below! (I get giddy when I get comments:-))Also consider subscribing to my blog. Look to the right and you’ll see a place to do just that. I’ve received hundreds of views on my pages (so I know you’re out there looking ;-)..so please let me know your thoughts!!!

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  1. Can I just start off by saying that i would die to have your closet! It’s huge!! You would have a heart attack if you saw what chaos mine is!! It’s embarrassing!! Also, thank you so much for your sweet comment on my blog today. It made my day brighter!!

    • Shannon says:

      Can I just say YOU made MY day by commenting on my blog?? You’re like famous in my eyes. I absolutely adore your blog:-)

  2. Amy Ann says:

    You are too funny! I love this post and laughed as I read. Totally cannot wait to meet you in person. You’re closet looks awesome and way less disorganized than you make it out to be. Mine doesn’t look much better unfortunately… At our old house, my husband built me a shoe organizer. I swear it made all the difference. Hope your week is off to a good start!

    • Shannon says:

      Thanks Amy! I can’t wait to meet you either!!! Ugggh seriously it looks less disorganized than how I describe?? Thats refreshing! It drives me insane!! Oh well…thanks for the comment xxoxox

  3. Laura says:

    Shannon, you crack me up! My closet is the size of the last “catch all” picture, TOTAL, but only one rail. It’s the size of a coat closet, and it makes me want to just set a match to it. 🙂 🙂 🙂 BUT – I have issues with laundry room (since my closet is too small to have issues with, lol). I have visions of everything so neatly aligned, my space being used efficiently to make up for the lack of closet space. . . but I get a “mud room” for the kids and the dog instead! HA! 🙂

    • Shannon says:

      How about we set a match to our closets at the same time? Ha! Laundry Room???? That’s a whole ‘mother post!! It’s much worse than my closet! Love you!

  4. Cynthia says:

    I so appreciate your honesty, Shannon but this time I have no idea what you’re talking about. First of all, your closet looks much bigger than mine and a lot more functional. Second, it looks pretty organized to me! Organizing my closet has been on my to-do list since forever but I don’t know why I can’t get to it, especially since I consider myself a little bit OCD when it comes to a lot of the household stuff. I really can’t wait to do it and rediscover old clothing items.

  5. Kari Morris says:

    Ok, girl! WHATEVA!!!! Your closet looks great but I can totally relate! I want to see your shoes!!! SHOES!!! They’re everywhere!! What do we do with them!!! Arghhhhhh!!!!!!!!

  6. Lea says:

    I am embarrassed about my closet too. The previous home owner made their own “organizing” system and we’ve just been dealing with it for over 10 years. We are just about to embark on the master bedroom/bathroom makeover so it should look so much better when we’re done. It has to because it has no doors – eek.

    If I lived close to you, I’d bring wine and we’d organize that closet. I love doing that!

    Lea

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