As many of you know, that follow my blog, I love pillows. I love pillows the way that Oprah loves bread! I love pillows the way that Imelda Marcos loved shoes. So, that means that I have WAY too many in my home. Now, because I don't like a cluttered look when I decorate, I have a lot of them in storage. My storage area (for pillows) is in my guest room closet. God forbid anyone stay longer than one or two nights because I don't have a closet for your clothes. Ha! Since my pillow closet started filling up to the point where I could barely close the doors, I decided now might be a good time to re-think how I store my pillows. And, a little cleaning out might be in order too.
Here was the state of my pillow closet before I got started.
(Sorry these photos aren't very good. I took them with my cell phone and an overhead light on.)
I decided on a plan to pull out all my pillows and take off any covers that I could. Then save some pillow inserts and stack the pillow covers. The pillows that don't have removable covers or are an odd size/shape, will be left alone. I also got rid of about 11 bags of pillows. Yes, you heard that right. 11 tall bags worth!! They will be heading to the consignment store this week.
Here are some shots of the mess that was made to get this project done.
Pillow insert anyone?
This was a pleasant sight when I was done.
Now, to fill this puppy back up!
I placed all of the various sized pillow inserts on top and labeled the size.
Then, I stacked my pillow covers on the middle rack by color.
The bottom of the closet, houses the pillows that were left behind that I still wanted to keep. As you can see that space filled up quickly! Gosh, I wish this bedroom had 2 closets.
Here is the new closet!
Now, it's not pretty, but it's organized. That is what I was aiming for. The doors stay closed on this anyway. I can finally see what I actually have now! I found some decorative pillows inside pillow covers too. Oh my goodness! Caraazzzy!!
So, now, I must know. Do you have a pillow addiction like me? And if so, where and how do you store them? I'm curious if there are even better ways. I may need to reinvent a different method if I buy any more pillows. (Insert mischievous face here.)
Thanks for stopping by.
~ Kelly ~