First of all, Happy New Year everyone! For the last week or two, I’ve been taking a much needed break, taking it easy and enjoying my family in a way that I haven’t been able to in a long time. Now it’s time to get back to work! This year, I have decided not to make any New Year’s Resolutions. It’s not that I don’t have goals I’d like to accomplish in 2010. It’s just that when I make resolutions that coordinate with the start of a new year, I tend to let them fall by the wayside before March 1. Sometimes before February 1. Instead, I’m just making a list of things to do that I’ll cross off as I go. I’ve already begun to tackle a couple, but one of the major points on my list is to get our home better organized.
No matter how much we clean up and how many loads of laundry we wash, my husband and I can never seem to get it completely together. This is after giving away literally boxes upon boxes of clothes, shoes and accessories when we moved. While we likely will have to pare down our wardrobes further to get where we want to be, another step in the process will be to come up with an organizational system that works. One that has a place for everything. West Elm managed to (unknowingly) answer my prayers with the beautiful, modern Bergen Closet Collection. Heavenly.
There are shelves, drawers and racks for every need, and I’d really have no excuse for the way my closet looks if I had at least one of each of these pieces. Yes, that would get a little pricey, but the price of a custom closet system would far surpass these items. Also, since we live in an apartment, it’s important that we’d be able to take all of these pieces with us when we move out. Because nearly all of these pieces are stackable, we’d be able to use them together or separately, configuring them to fit our needs now and in the future. Considering all these things, a well-organized closet system for less than $700 really isn’t a bad deal. Especially since my sanity is worth a whole lot more than that.
Available in chocolate and white.
Why It’s Green:
- FSC-certified wood veneers from sustainably managed forests
- Eco-friendly hardwood construction (as opposed to plywood or MDF)
- Finished with lead-free lacquer and water-based glues and stains
- Most hardware made from recycled materials
Price: $99-199 per piece