Monday, March 26, 2012
Controlled Chaos Closet
This is the after.
I know that looks like a flippin' mess, but i assure you, it's controlled chaos. Can you tell the bare bones of this closet are pretty much good for nothing? What can you do with something so tiny and oddly laid out?
Clothes can't be hung in here, unless they're smooshed to the right or hung sideways due to the lack of depth on the left hand side. For storage, you'd just be able to pile boxes on top of each other. Putting shelving in this was the only way to go, and it turned this closet into a much more usable space.
S installed this adjustable shelving unit from the HD, and now all of my decorating nonsense, candles, holiday wrapping materials, table linens, and presents for future occasions all live in harmony. And behind closed doors, where i like them. It helps me forget that i verge on hoarding.
Aside from taking everything out and organizing, the only real tip i have is to get rid of boxes. They take up unnecessary space, and you don't need the reminder of what you paid for it. (Holla at the clearance prices!)
I put glassware and apothecary jars on the first shelf, and anything white on the second. Trying for some semblance of order, here.
This is the left side, that you have to stick your head into the closet to see. Top shelf is paper goods and napkin rings (that makes sense.) Second shelf is linens, third shelf is beading stuff and presents. Can't wait for my "crafting area" to be set up in the basement, which is where i hope to relocate some things. "Crafting area" always evokes hysterical laughter from the boyfriend...he knows i'm no Martha. Martha's puppies are probably more crafty than I.
Candles on the bottom, outdoor flags clipped onto pants hanger. Again, makes total sense to me.
Aaaaagggh! DON'T look up there, that's a bona fide mess. I literally throw things onto that spot because i can't reach.
Who else has a controlled chaos closet? Or maybe you're lucky enough to have an attic? You're in trouble if it looks like this!
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