Okay, so I really don’t have that many secrets, so to speak, but up until a few weeks ago, I was totally ashamed of something I had been hiding from the world. This may come as a crazy thing since I have been so honest with everyone with the get-go but I have to share with you all what I have been hiding.
Oh my gosh, I can NOT believe I am doing this (covers face with hands and the head begins to sink down into a shameful shrug). My hall closet really is the only official storage space in all of the Treehouse. And because of this, over the years, it had become a random catch-all for whatever I simply did not have space for in the main house. This is what happens when a DIY project throws up and needs to hide the evidence.
For starters, I have a ton of towels for a single girl. Then there’s the paint brushes, the gift wrap, cat litter, vacuum, tools…you name it, it’s in there. Where, I was not entirely sure. And that was becoming a HUGE problem when I needed a screwdriver handy.
I dragged everything out into the light so that the shelves were totally empty and I even threw out some odds an ends, especially along the gift wrap side of the closet.
Now my closet has levels of organization. The higher you go, the less I actually use the stuff. Being a short girl really bites when you have to reach to the top shelf for the hammer. So many times that thing has landed on my foot.
Top Shelf: Paint and Paint Tools
Middle Shelf: Towels as well as a few random spare parts for appliances
Bottom Shelf: Tool box, tape, light bulbs, flashlight and emergency kit, nails, screws, and putty
Floor: Gift boxes, brooms, and vacuum
I can actually find stuff now! It’s amazing! Now, on to the gift wrap section on the door. This was a little tricky because I had been holding everything in the gift wrap caddy with an old sash from a dress I don’t even own anymore and scotch tape. I got crafty though and decided to use a ribbon on one of the gift bags as the new holder. Works like a charm.
The gift wrap doesn’t fall out in the floor anymore when I open the door, but the duct tape holding the tie on is a little, well, ugly. I am currently searching for another option. I stopped storing all the bags and gift wrap in the same spot and created two hangers for the gift bags so they are easy to obtain when I need them. Just two little screws for the hanger, but they work great and look fine.
Last shot of the after. Best part of the closet? If I keep up with keeping it organized, I will never have to put on safari gear to go looking for my tool box ever again. Thinking about prettying up the closet a little bit now that I can see the back of it. I am thinking stripes. Grey stripes. Oooooo….
Have an out of control closet at home? What are you doing to tame it?