We moved into our house in October 2006 and I have never really had my closet organized like I wanted it to be. And once we lost our office when we turned it into Rachel's room, many of our office type stuff moved into our closet. It has become more and more cluttered over time and I just got to the point of hardly being able to stand in there. I thought cleaning it out and re-organizing it would make a perfect weekly goal. And I was right!
Ideally, I would love to completely redo our closet with built in cabinetry and lots of other fancy closet stuff, but that is not currently in our budget so I had to be a little creative and look for deals. I only ended up buying new laundry baskets and a shoe rack-total $42. Not bad. I had been looking at second hand stores for a small desk and / or lingerie dresser for additional storage but didn't find anything. I ended up moving the majority of the office stuff into our computer stand in the bedroom-it's tight but it works. And then a couple of other bins are now being stored in the garage (stuff that does not need to be in a closet). Just doing that freed up a ton of space and made a huge difference.
Enough writing....I will let the pictures tell the rest of the "story"...
|Before-Middle & Top Right|
|After-Top & Bottom Middle|