Sunday, January 30, 2011

Closet Purge and Playing Decorator

While I live in an apartment with a decent-sized room and a decent-sized closet, the one thing I constantly struggle with is space for all of my stuff. Admittedly, one reason for this could be that I just have too much stuff. Considering that as an option, I took some time to go through my closet and take out clothes I haven't worn in a while. Closet-purging has always been hard for me; in fact, you'll probably see me on "Hoarders" in about 50 years. But I removed a pretty decent pile of clothes--go me! I'm going to spend the next week getting the guts to do the same with my 100+ pairs of shoes.

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In the meantime, I've also decided to kill two birds with one stone by using some of my accessories to decorate my room. I filled up the shelves on my headboard and I'm pretty pleased with how they turned out.

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I've also been on the hunt for dress forms of all sizes to decorate with. I came across an abundance of them while visiting family in Utah, but didn't purchase any since I wouldn't be able to get them home easily. I've been bummed about that missed opportunity. All that changed when I payed a visit to Ross on a total whim this past weekend. It's one of my favorite places to find affordable decorations for my home, I can almost always find something--and this visit was a total jackpot. I finally found some dress forms! I'm pretty pleased with how well my new purchases fit in.

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Next up on my decor to-do list is to do something about the terrible blinds and maybe actually put something up on my walls.

Also, can I just say how amazing Space Bags are? Oh my gosh, they have done wonders for storage in my modest apartment. I'm just so thrilled, I could shout it from the rooftops!

What tips and tricks do you have for small apartment organization and decoration?


correspondent said...

Hi there,

Just wanted to say thanks for the Space Bag shout out! We're glad our products are able to help you fit everything in your apartment. You seem to be doing a great job decorating and keeping your room organized at the same time, but if you'd like some other organization ideas, stop by Space Bag's online community at Our site is full of tips for how to save space and stay organized both at home and on the go. Feel free to get in touch using the "contact us" form on the Space Savers community website. Thanks again for mentioning Space Bag in your blog. Hope to hear from you soon!

Best wishes,
Space Savers community correspondent

Pj.steph said...

This is the first time I've got a glimpse of your room since you moved in. I like it. Turned out super cute! I have to say, I am proud. LOL