I kind of have a thing for HGTV. It is a bit like a dependable friend for me. When my kids are napping and I have baskets upon baskets of laundry to fold, I can pop it on and almost always find a mindless it’s ok to Zombie out and miss several minutes because there is zero plot, kind of show.
You know the type of shows I am talking about, it’s a couple, or a dude or a chick who are looking for the perfect house and they have their completely unrealistic check-list and their minuscule budget and they want it all! The shows are formulaic, and unrealistic and they make the perfect mommy viewing.
So yeah, I watch them and normally I don’t have a complaint but, (yes there is a but) lately I have developed a little pet peeve. It has to do with what I have dubbed the wannabe clothing addict. This is the girl that spends the beginning, bio part of the show proclaiming herself a fashionista. It always goes a bit like this: “I shop so much that I neeeeeeed a big closet to hold all my designer clothes and shoes and handbags… I looooooove fashion!” Then she proceeds to prance around potential homes in her best fashion outfits, vetoing any house that doesn’t have the coveted walk-in-closet.
And then at the end of the show, after she has found her perfect house with the must have closet, the “fashion addict” shows off her ah-maaaaaz-ing closet for the cameras. This is where my pet peeve comes in. The closet is always stuffed full of clothes BUT, these clothes are all slapped on wire and plastic hangers and the whole thing looks like a shot of the clearance rack at Value Village… actually even the Value Village clearance rack at least has matching hangers!
It annoys me because anyone who loves clothing wouldn’t treat their stuff like that!!! I love clothing and I love fashion; unfortunately, I don’t have the body type or the bank account that allows me to fully indulge this little obsession, but I do value my clothing and because I value it, I take care of it.
I don’t have a closet full of brand names, I simply can’t afford them, but I treat my clothing and arrange my closet as if it was full of designer brands. Why do I do this you ask? It’s simple, it makes my clothing last longer and it makes me feel good when I open my closet to pick out my outfit.
Want a peek?
There it is, that is my closet. It’s not a walk-in, it isn’t that big, it doesn’t have designer brands but, I love it.
It didn’t cost that much money to make it just how I wanted it. In total, I spent about $40. I bought flocked and wooden hangers, belt hangers and skirt hangers from the clearance area of Winner’s and I bought the shoe boxes for $4 from Home Depot.
I won’t deny it, I am a bit OCD about the whole thing. I like my blouses on the brown hangers, my casual tops and sweaters (except delicate knits which should always be folded BTW) on the pink hangers and my heavier items, like hoodies, on wooden hangers and everything must be grouped together. And I do like things to be spaced nicely and clean and neat. It sounds stupid but I like to feel good when I open my closet and I do.
So what do you think, am I totally OCD? What does your closet look like? I want to know and be honest!