Valerie is a 42-year-old, single, Reformed Christian lady who lives in Baltimore. She doesn't remember a time
before she knew and loved Jesus, but she does remember accepting John Calvin into her heart in March of 2000.
Valerie is a member of Christ Reformed Evangelical Church in Annapolis.
Though her career aspiration is to be a housewife, Valerie has not yet found anyone suitable who wishes to hire
her for employment in that field (or, more properly, anyone suitable has not found her), so in the meantime she
earns her daily bread working in communications -- editing, writing, print design and website management.
A Tale of Three Closets
A couple weeks ago I reorganized the closet in my room. I bought a couple packs of white hangers and replaced a multiplicity of hanger colors and styles, with the following results:
The closet's actually about twice that size, but with the sliding doors, I can only photograph half of it. Haven't replaced the skirt hangers yet, so those still look cluttery, but this is a big improvement over what was there.
Last night I did the coat closet in my living room. I used matching discarded store hangers there. You can also see my new gift bag organizer, which I filled a couple days ago with the contents of a rather messy box.
I may do more culling there, as I think only one of those coats actually fits me anymore.
Finally, this morning (completed by 7:30 a.m., a feat with which I was rather impressed, if I do say so myself), I did my overflow closet in one of the spare bedrooms. It was jam packed with clothes that don't fit me anymore. I culled them this morning, keeping only items my mom (or my friend Eileen) had made for me, and a very few items that are just one size down...just in case. Again, the same-color hangers help things look much tidier, and this closet is now actually usable for guests.
And here's what was left over from all three closets -- two piles of clothes and a box of hangers (there were actually a bunch more hangers that didn't fit in the box):
I kinda wish I'd taken "before" pictures, but when Domestia, the muse of homemaking, comes to call at 6 a.m., she doesn't waste time with such frivolities. Besides...I wouldn't want to frighten any small children who happen to catch a glimpse of this post.
Posted by Valerie (Kyriosity) at 8:10 AM