Guest Closet Clean Out

Over the last couple of weeks, I’ve been working on the decor in our guest bedroom, but knew that ultimately, I’d need to tackle the guest room closet as well.  Since the very definition of guest room is a room where your guests stay, it stands to reason that they should have a space to store their stuff when they come to visit.  Not so in the previous state of our guest room closet.


Icky.  Not to mention, unsafe.  Those long metal poles were from when we disassembled the guest bed and they just need to be disposed of.  Quick.


I completely cleared the closet.  To my dismay, I found:
Seriously?!  And these aren’t including the pillows that are on the beds!
So much better now!

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So, where did all the stuff go?  Some bedding was given to my sister-in-law, the sewing stuff and fabric was relocated to my office (which means I had to rearrange my office too!), our luggage went to our media/storage room, and now I’m in the process of cleaning out our hall closet.
Some major spring cleaning happening here!


  1. April 18, 2012 / 11:24 am

    It always feels good to empty a space! We used to have way too many pillows too. I always kept extra on hand for guests and friends the girls had spend the night. I finally narrowed them down as we don't have overnight guests often (and when we do they stay in the girls rooms already equipped with pillows) and their friends can bring their own! I have several closets I need to tackle. Thanks for the motivation! My only fear, the dreaded "snowball effect" it will have.

  2. April 18, 2012 / 12:13 pm

    Looking good! Our guest room also needs to be sorted out … luckily we don't have overnight guest that often.

  3. April 18, 2012 / 12:32 pm

    Oh man that's a big guest room closet! I am jealous.

    I am always confused by guest room closets. I have never stayed at someones place more than a night or two and therefore don't unpack. As a homeowner, I'd rather have the storage room over a place for the RARE guest to hang their stuff. But thats just me.

    Also- that is a ridiculous amount of brand-new-looking pillows. Did you jump in that pile??

  4. April 18, 2012 / 1:01 pm

    Wow! You are on a roll. (-: Hoping some of your posts rub off on me and get me organizing and finally spring cleaning. Have a great day!

  5. April 18, 2012 / 1:32 pm

    We are in the process of doing a little Spring cleaning too. Oh, it makes me feel so much better when everything is organized. The closet that needs tackling the most at our house is our hall closet. Hopefully, I can finish that up today.

  6. April 18, 2012 / 2:18 pm

    I have to know what type of pillows are those. I love pillows and would love to have nice white clean pillows all over my bed. Where can I purchase those from?

  7. April 18, 2012 / 3:17 pm

    Hmmm, I love spring cleaning. WHEN ITS DONE. I love the product afterward. The feeling of being lighter.

  8. April 18, 2012 / 5:11 pm

    You would die if you saw my guest room closet. It is crammed full and I have been procrastinating about cleaning it out. I just need to get in there and get 'er done!

  9. April 18, 2012 / 5:45 pm

    please… come help do mine! it's worse!

  10. Courtney {a thoughtful place}
    April 18, 2012 / 2:36 pm

    Ha! I am cracking up on the pillows. I just gave a way a ton as well. Not sure how they multiply. I have closets and spring cleaning going on over here as well!

  11. natasha {schue love}
    April 18, 2012 / 3:16 pm

    So nice to have it clean and open for guests! Maybe you can add an oversized bathrobe in there!! 🙂

  12. April 18, 2012 / 9:37 pm

    so jealous of your beautiful clean empty closet. All mine are full and I have no idea how I alone fill them all up! Mine's all holiday decor, crafting, and luggage. How do we accumulate so much "stuff"?

  13. Anonymous
    April 19, 2012 / 12:21 am

    I have so much to organize in my home, that i am kinda overwhelmed. I feel like I just move stuff from room to room, instead of finding places for everything. Should I hire a professional organizer?

  14. April 19, 2012 / 1:26 am

    Ha ha!! 9 pillows?! Your 'before' picture looks very similar to our guest room closet. I'm planning to do a major purge session very soon to clean out the clutter.

  15. Wendy
    April 19, 2012 / 12:34 am

    I'm sure you feel great now. Organizing and removing things always does ~

  16. Stephanie
    April 19, 2012 / 5:05 am

    we need a pillow intervention…

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