My husband and I set aside some time this weekend to reorganize the closet and clear out the winter gear (this should have been done a few months ago but better late than never!)
I picked up a few inexpensive storage items recently that helped us better organize the closet. The hanging shoe organizers were on clearance at RealCanadian Superstore for $2 each and the baskets are from Dollarama for $1.25 each. We had the wood shoe rack and wood coat hangers for many years, all from IKEA.
The very crammed and messy before with too many winter coats and mismatched shoe organizers.
We started by emptying out the closet, cleaning the floor and hanging the three new shoe organizers. All the winter coats and vests went to our basement storage closet until they are needed again. Our wind breakers and rain coats all fit in the hidden right side of the closet so it is looking pretty empty right now. Those hangers will fill up again once cold weather returns.
We got rid of worn out and outgrown shoes. The two shoe organizers we had were fine but I like the look and the colours of the new ones. And having three organizers keeps the floor much tidier and shoes cleaner.
My guys have tons of ball caps so we weeded out the ones they don't wear and still had more than 40 favourites. Some are in their rooms and the rest are in the plastic baskets. I also used one of the baskets to keep reusable shopping bags handy.
Winter hats, scarves and gloves that are stored in the console cupboard for easy access during cold weather are kept in this trio of bins off season.
We also reused the wood shoe rack for taller shoes and work boots (the shoe rack extends further into the closet on the right.) Barn work boots and barn rubber boots are stored on a shelf in the garage. Dress shoes have always been stored in our bedroom closets.
In about an hour my husband and I managed to tame the entry hall closet with items we already had and a few inexpensive purchases. It is still not a fancy mudroom but it works for us. I'm very happy to be on vacation for the summer so I can spend some time tackling projects around our home. Do you have a closet or cupboard that has gotten out of control or do you keep them tidy all the time?
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