In the words of the Teeny Tot “Oh my goodness!” For those of you who know me by now, you know that I’m so NOT A CLUTTER person.

For those of you who don’t know me…I’m not a clutter person.

Clutter and homeschooling seems to go hand in hand, and apparently girls and clothes clutter also go hand in hand.

Just not my hand.

Because I’m not a clutter person.

So when I walked into my girls room and saw this mess…”OH MY GOODNESS!” Something had to be done. And fast. Like right now.

So the first thing we did was remove anything that didn’t fit anymore. Since there are 3 little girlies in this house the old clothes usually get stored in a Rubbermaid bin for the next lucky girl:



Then we removed all those pesky shoes that lost their match, along with clothing that was damaged beyond repair and not fit for the next lucky girl.



Finally, and this is a pet-peeve of mine, we got rid of all those hangers. Those stray-non-matching-hangers. You know the one’s, the kind you get to take home from the store, that don’t match the size of any of the other hangers, that have those “handy tabs” on top that actually rip holes in the clothes when little girls pull them off the hangers. The ones you find all over the floor, half hooked, hanging off, stuck in the laundry. I hate those pesky hangers! It’s okay…just let them go. You’ll thank me.



Next, we re-folded clothes, grabbed a few canvas closet totes for socks and undergarments, and sorted hanging clothes by t-shirts and dresses (we got all these organizers at Babies R US). And this my clutter-despising friends is the result:



Be still my heart.

Here it is again, the beast….and the beauty.





I applied this same cleanout to the other side of this closet where Tinker Bell lives and voila:


Before horror……………………………………………After Bliss

There now, isn’t that so much better? Now…no one gets to wear anything but what they’ve got on their bodies. I’m going to put plexi-glass up on the closet so you can look but not touch ;o) I’m kidding. Kind of.


Happy Organizing!


  1. Muahahahah! Love it! I had to do the same thing with my boys clothes this past weekend! And I HATE those hangers too…yet find them EVERYWHERE! I think they multiply during the night…

    So jealous of all the pretty pink and pastels…sigh…maybe next time around! 😉

  2. Oh my goodness! I need to do all the closets around here! But especially the kids’. It just seems so daunting with the 21-month old under foot. And those hangars had never troubled me before (except the mismatching) but today, for the first time, my 4-year old pulled and pulled on a dress and put a hole in the top of the shoulder! Ugh!

  3. Great job! That was our job for today also. The boys (3 little boys) room/closet. Well, it looks much better but I only got through the youngests clothes. Oh well…another day we’ll get through the rest because chilly weather will be here before we know it.

  4. I’d be totally okay with the plexi-glass solution! I have this problem with my boys… except with them it’s slightly more complex…. there’s three of them in 1 room and because of how close they are clothes don’t hit the rubbermaid container for quite some time. i.e. The clothes that my 6 year old remembers and grew out of within the last year now fit my 3 year old (yes, he’s a big boy!), and the clothes the 3 year old outgrew are now my 18 month olds (cloth diapers make him need the bigger bottoms and shirts that have been washed so many times they’re pretty comfy for him). Anyway, organizing all those when each boy thinks they still own such and such even though it doesn’t fit anymore is quite the headache! I think one pair of day clothes and one of night sounds lovely!

    Unfortunately… I need to go step into that mess and try to find some order…. but stalling here and closing the door to their room has been way more fun! 😀

  5. That is so funny you mentioned this because that is what I am DOING today !!! De cluttering my girls’ room! My 5 year old seems to be the one most responsible for it, and I am just at a loss how to keep the room clean. I’m half tempted to THROW every thing out of the room 🙂 The girls’ closet is just about the same size as your girls’ closet, and it barely keeps everything in there for such a small closet. Thanks for sharing Erica 🙂

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