Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Randomness: Closet Cleanup

Steve worked soooooo hard on the upstairs hall closet the other day.  It's a linen closet, but the darn shelves are too narrow to actually fold linens!  We've had to move towels down to a cupboard in the basement, but are keeping the sheets upstairs.  Please don't ask me how he folded these sheets.  Frankly, I'm a little bit afraid of this closet.  I'm sure I'll feel mighty guilty as soon as I have to pull a set out and unfold it.  And I'll feel even guiltier every time I do laundry and have to ask him to work his magic and fold the damn sheets himself.  I am not a sheet folder.  Like some people don't do windows?  I don't do sheets.  I remember when I was a kid, my aunt tried to show me how to fold fitted sheets, making it look so easy.  I still try to recall her advice, but still can't replicate the magic.

Steve's on a rampage at the moment, clearing out and re-organizing all of the closets.  Trust me, they need it, too.  Mine has not yet been attacked, and I'm kind of scared to attempt it.  I have so many clothes I can't fit anymore (subject of a whole 'nother post about snacking, lack of exercise and old age in general) that I'm convinced that I'll be able to get back in to one day.  And when if that day comes, I suspect they'll all be too out-of-style to wear.

In the meantime, enjoy some (slightly blurry, cell-phone-produced) eye candy.  Anyone want to take bets on how long this feast for the eyes will last?

11 comments:

Cathleen said...

Tell Steve we're moving to DC end of July and to keep his schedule open. We'll need an unpacker/organizer of his expertise!

Zoey's mom said...

Being the organizational freak that I am,can I tell you how very much I LOVE your closet!As for sheet folding,I am with you.No matter how I try and how many years of experience I have,I so cannot fold sheets.Sure wish my husband could though,that would be wonderful.Lucky girl you are...an organizer and a sheet folder.Nice combo.

Anonymous said...

Wow! I fold sheets pretty well but I don't fold them THAT nicely. When Steve is done at your place, he can come over here ok? Although I think he will agree that organization would go a whole lot farther if I would just get rid of some STUFF!

Runningmama said...

I am not a sheet folder either...I get so frusterated with the fitted ones that I just sort of crumple them up till they fit where they are supposed to. I need to know his trick for folding them so nice, I have closet envy for sure...every time I open our linen closet I fully expect to be knocked out cold by a mysterious object falling on my head!

Krista said...

Organization is my love language.

Lacey said...

Wow, I wish my hubby would clean like that! The closet looks beautiful, hopefully it stays that way!

Cindy said...

Wow!! I'm impressed!!

Crazy Beautiful Love said...

Okay, I'm seriously jealous. I'm not organized at all. Maybe I'll work some OT in with Eslea when she's old enough that involves sheet folding. Maybe THEN my closet can look like that.

Melissa M said...

Wow! That is one organized closet. I need to do mine, but I'm just aiming for a little more space...

RobMonroe said...

Looks like a really tight space indeed! Glad you got it cleaned out!

Ann said...

This is the first time I am reading your blog. Wow that is quite a closet. Your hubby has Martha Stewart beat by a long shot. Just last night me and my hubby had a conversation about our sheet closet. UGH!! neither of us can get it right. Thanks for the motivation. Now off to fold sheets.
Ann plummer
www.twolivesonejourney.blogspot.com