I moved the sewing basket to the laundry, the extra pillows under the bed, the kids' gym bag to the trunk of the car. Now, the only items in my closet are there for dressing myself.
My wardrobe is very lean as I oh-so-slowly lose post-baby pounds. I guess one could call it philosophically French--few items, but of better quality.
I only keep as many pairs of shoes as I can fit on this shelf. A quilted tote above holds flip flops and swim suits. My walking shoes stay in the kitchen shoe box.
I started hanging my nightgowns when I gave up dressers for more living space. After the baby started sleeping through the night, I did invest $30 in lingerie at Dillard's 75% off sale. I wanted something pretty for the evenings to help me shift away from "mommy mode."
My closet is interrupted by a heating and air duct. It takes a chunk of space, but I can place a basket there for undergarments.
On the shoe shelf, another yard sale basket holds socks and tights. I lined the basket with the extra cashmere to prevent snags. I hung my paltry accessories near the portrait--a pearl necklace, a fabric flower pin, and some earrings clipped to the ribbon.
Here are the earlier posts in this series: