This weekend was finally a somewhat relaxing one – a huge departure from the rest of our summer. We spent some time with friends, enjoyed a pre-season football game and decided to give a mini-makeover to our (rather unorganized) hall closet. After our trips to Home Depot and Target, I felt like a) a big time adult and b) a line out of the movie Old School. Nonetheless, our closet is just a wee bit more organized and that makes me sleep a little better at night. Really.
This was our closet before. We added these wire shelves to one half of the closet about a year ago and they’ve really made a world of difference. Before these simple little shelves, our closet was a hot mess. These at least corralled our cleaning supplies and cleaning rags a bit, but something wasn’t cutting it for me. We also had a bunch of brooms and mops just shoved in the corner that were making the closet feel a bit unorganized. My husband, believe it or not, uttered eight beautiful words that made my Sunday. “Why don’t you pick up some baskets from Target?” Don’t mind if I do.
These simple green milk crates were on sale at Target (score!) and were the perfect solution for all of our sunscreens, cleaning supplies, extra soap, etc. Now we can easily pull out one bin at a time to get what we need, but everything is tidy and easier on the eyes.
Next stop was Home Depot for an easy little tool to get our mops and brooms off of the floor and all lined up like little soldiers. By getting our mops off of the floor, we were able to gain a bit more floor space which is huuuuge in a tiny hall closet. Now, I know this isn’t rocket science or even that exciting, but my foil holder did elicit quite the response, so maybe you guys really enjoy $4.00 plastic organization pieces. Who knew.
Now our haphazard closet is a bit more organized, making this girl a bit more at ease. One question for the blogosphere, though – what do you do with all of your random cleaning rags, drop cloths, etc? I immediately lean towards more storage bins/basket, but there has to be another solution. Any organizational freaks geniuses out there who’d like to pass their wisdom my way?