After twenty years of not functioning well, my mother-in-law’s closet was ready for an overhaul. In this month’s feature for the Kitsap Sun, I’ll give you tips and tricks how to purge and re-organize your hard working hall closet so that it functions more efficiently.
Here are a few photos to inspire you!
BEFORE: The over-the-door hooks were useful, just too full.
AFTER: Only the items that get used most often were returned to the hooks.
BEFORE: The bins on the top shelf were too small for the items they needed to contain.
AFTER: Three large bins provide just the right amount of storage for seasonal accessories, and with each a different color, there is no confusion as to whose is whose.
BEFORE: The coats and tablecloths were hard to access with the folding chairs in the way.
AFTER: With the chairs moved to the back of the closet, and out of season coats moved to another closet, there is now room for in-season coats and to hang guests jackets. Hanging cubbies organize the tablecloths.
BEFORE: The wire drawers at the back of the closet were hard to get to and disorganized.
AFTER: A new shelving unit with clear bins is much easier to access.
AFTER: A large basket holds bags that are used everyday for work and volunteer activities.
AFTER: The awkward angled wall space is put to good use with Command hooks for hanging hats.