Oh man, you guys. The state of my apartment right now is downright shameful. I’m embarrassed by how disorganized things have gotten. It’s clean, but it’s not organized. At all.
The past month has been a whirlwind of packing and unpacking, which didn’t bode well for clothes going back in the right spots. I was also in warmer climates and came back to Connecticut where there’s snow on the ground, but it’s 50 degrees. My wardrobe is having an identity crisis!!! (It’s that weird time of the year where I still need my winter sweaters, and yet my springy dresses are calling my name.)
This past weekend was my first time spending both days in their entirety at home since January!!! It was refreshing to have a slow-paced few days. I didn’t want to have too much of a schedule or to even follow a to-do list, but I did make myself sit down for a few minutes to put together a spring cleaning list. I’d love to spend a few days just tearing it all apart, purging things left and right, and then carefully putting everything back in its place.
But! I can’t commit to that right now. Instead, I’m breaking it up and doing a few little “projects” over the next few weeks. (One reason to be grateful for a smaller apartment: less space to organize!)
On Saturday, I cleaned out my pantry, cupboards, freezer, and refrigerator. And on Sunday, I tackled my coat closet. (I am embarrassed by how many coats I have…)
Next weekend, I’m going to tackle my desk– and most importantly my filing cabinet– and my laundry closet. The following weekend will be my bathroom. I know I’ve been throwing random products into the bins and drawers in there– it’s out of control. And then, finally, I’m hoping it will be warm enough to truly turn my closet over to my spring/summer clothes.
Those are the big things I have to do around my apartment. But I’m also planning on organizing and backing up my external hard drives, going through my phone and cleaning up apps/messages/photos, and making more space on my iMac. Maybe I’ll even spruce up my bedding and pick up a few organizers from The Container Store (the happiest place on Earth).
I think I’m going to feel like a whole new woman in about four weeks as I get everything back under control!!! Maybe sooner if I really get excited, haha. Just opening my coat closet right now and seeing everything all in order brings me a huge sense of relief. It’s one drop in the spring cleaning bucket and just what I needed to get the ball rolling.
I’m sharing this today because a) I want to hold myself accountable to stay on the right track and b) maybe you’ll be inspired to tackle a big organization project too!
PS I had a few messages about where I got my shoe rack from. I wish I had some cool, chic answer, but I’m 99% sure I bought it at Target when I moved to NYC in 2012! Here’s a similar one and I’m so obsessed with this shoe organizer from IKEA.