I could barely get to my clothes because of the stuff piled on the floor! My closet tends to be a dumping ground for the "I-don't-know-where-it-goes" and then I'm stepping and tripping over everything. And the shelf up top was barely used except for a few hodge-podge items thrown up there.
Now, I don't think that my after picture quite does my redone closet justice! And, it is really hard to get a pic of the closet! Up on the shelf, from left to right--a basket for baby items as I find them, a shoebox for Operation Christmas Child items, on top of that short-sleeve shirts I didn't hang up, sweaters, long-sleeve shirts and shorts/skirts. Hanging I have almost everything else I own. Church clothes, jeans, summer t-shirts (some of them I still wear), fleece jackets (I like layers!), sweaters, and then maternity clothes--winter and summer. I went ahead and got out the short sleeve maternity shirts since I'll be needing them soon (I hope it warms up soon!).
All this re-organizing and de-cluttering gave me ample room on the floor. I can stand there and ponder what to wear with out feeling claustrophobic. And I now have a home for my toolbox (yes, every mom needs her own toolbox).
Of course, I did go through everything in my dresser as well--and what is left in there is nicely folded and stuff I actually wear. But I'm not going to show you a picture of that! :) All in all, I had one bag of trash and almost two full garbage bags of giveaway.
Now, if my husband would do his side of the closet.....