Sartorial Excavation Extravaganza: Day 2
I spent yesterday in meetings until 9:00pm, which meant very little closet cleaning. I did, however, find the time to do some research into exactly HOW I will store all my clothing, shoes, jewelry, purses, scarves, socks, towels (that’s right, I have to use my clothes closet as a linen closet! Welcome to my typical urban dwelling…) and other odds and ends. (like that damn printer!)
I found some great storage ideas. Unfortunately, I haven’t received that huge inheritance from my rich 4th cousin-twice-removed-on-my-mother’s-side (we’re currently estranged) and that giant check that I’m SURE Ed McMahon intended to send before his death must have gotten lost at the post office. So I have to attempt to do this on the cheap (i.e. as close to free as possible without doing tooooooo much illegal stuff)
Just kidding, I’ve got a calculator in front of me. I’ll do the math.
Since that damn distant and estranged relative still hasn’t shown their face, I should probably not spend the equivalent of my car payment + car insurance payment + monthly gas allotment on SHOE BOXES.
BUT I WON’T.So I went back to the drawing board (also known as my computer) and headed over to my favorite inexpensive furniture site, IKEA!
They are $9.99 per pack of four. That’s just over $187 for 75 boxes. Which is still a lot. So I think I’ll buy enough boxes to fit my nicer shoes and then stuff the gym shoes in a sack.
Obviously, I haven’t figured out where to put the gym shoes (I can hear my always-supportive boyfriend saying “Put them on your feet! GO TO THE GYM YOU LAZY GIRL!”) but I figure this is a start.
What I like about both of these shoe boxes is that they are (#1) BOXES. I’ve had the shoe shelves before, and if you are a seasonal shoe wearer like I am (open-toed sandals in February? No thank you!) then some of your shoes can collect dust and get yucky. So boxes are a MUST for me. I also like that they have the clear face on the front, so I can see what’s in the boxes without unstacking five other pairs, causing a shoe avalanche which leaves my bedroom looking like something out of “2012” (btw, that is a kickass movie. Go see it. Now. Seriously. I’ll wait.)
Sidebar over, I swear.
So, I also wanted to get a couple rolling cart-type things with drawers. My closet has pretty thick carpet, so if I get something without wheels, then it will NEVER MOVE, leaning to dust bunnies multiplying like, well…bunnies!
Did I mention that I am not this OCD just for the fun of it? I have horrible dust allergies, so this whole dust-phobia is sort of necessary.
So I found this from Ikea:
Here’s the updated closet “diagram” with newly chosen items (I didn’t bother to draw all the boxes… It would take so long!
Notice the clothes are…funny looking. That’s because I made them stretch across the size of the closet they take up. I don’t have many dresses (8 inches worth) but I have plenty of shirts (about 3 feet worth!)
Until tomorrow, adieu!