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Closet rescue!

When Melissa Lee won a closet makeover from Simplicity Organizers and Closets by Design, she decided to chronicle the transformation in a three-part blog. Here's how she opens:

I have a confession to make. As much time, energy, and money I have spent on decorating my home, my poor master closet has lacked the attention it deserves and, over time, I lost control.

Spending 10 years in retail had created quite a collection of clothes, shoes, purses, and accessories that have slowly been mounting in my large walk-in closet over the 5 years we have lived in our house. And I admit to doing something that we all do - freak out at the last minute when company is coming over and throw various items (from papers, books, small kitchen appliances, etc) in my closet. So when a friend suggested that I enter a closet makeover contest sponsored by local organizing and closet companies Simplicity and Closets By Design, of course I jumped at the chance!

The images you are about to see may be too graphic for young children. It had gotten to the point where I was worried to let my 1 1/2 year-old son in our closet for fear that he may end up in Narnia. Below are the pictures that I sent in with my entry and, I really hate to admit it, they were NOT staged.

Get the links to all three blog posts -- plus the GREAT photos -- at The Simplicity Blog.

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