This morning I’m back with my organizing series…
…to reveal the reorganization of my storage closet! Not to be confused with renovating my storage closet (i.e. making it prettier). This project was meant to be done without spending a lot of money. I mean, let’s be honest I can find ALOT of things in my place to spend money on, and a storage closet isn’t first on my list. So, I tried my best to use things I already had first and buy only a few things.
The storage closet is 10′ long and almost 10′ tall at it’s highest point. However, it’s less than 3′ wide and is under the stairs so the ceiling slopes down to the back. My biggest complaint is that to get ANYTHING out from the back, I had to take out half of the closet contents to access it. The big goal was to be able to walk into the closet.
The before is a 3-layer picture series. The first picture shows the first layer with the rod of hanging clothing and some other stuff…
Seriously, sometimes when I went in there I felt like I was going to come out in Narnia at the other end.
So, first step was to empty the closet. This gives you a sense of the size.
And in the end it looks like this….
I added some shelving (the only thing I spent money on). For the one on the right (below) I only purchased the brackets as I already had the shelf itself. And the narrow ones on the left are perfect for small items that used to be housed on the shelving unit in my living room.
And I added some shelving at the back so I could stack stuff, but still be able to get the lower items out without moving as much around on top. But you may be thinking, where did all the clothes go? Well, some got purged…but the others made their way UP….
I moved the rod lengthwise and put it up over head, so that I’m not obstructed by clothes when I walk into the closet. Most of the items are seasonal and I rarely need to get them down, so having to get a step stool to do it isn’t so bad. Plus, I am now using previously wasted space!
And for things I use for more often, I still have a small hanging rack on the wall, and I also have storage for handbags on the back of the door.
Have you tackled any re-organizing projects as part of your spring cleaning?