Saturday, September 5, 2009

Organizing

I did some organizing in my closet a few weeks back and never posted about it due to the wedding celebration parties. So here are some before and afters--

I have a great closet that I share with my husband, and he graciously gave me the larger set of built-in shelves. I piled things in there kind of willy-nilly, but with a semblance of organization, making do with what containers I had on hand. I had my undies in a few rattan containers, and I got so annoyed with that situation that I replaced them with some cute fabric boxes that I found at Lowe's.
So I don't have a real before, but here is the after with a few items redone:


Then one Sunday afternoon, I got the organizing bug, and finished the shelves. This is the before and after of the top two shelves.





I used a kitchen pots and pans rack to organize the purses. Hey, it works.

The second shelf originally held I dunno what, jewelry and socks and panties and bras I think. And now it holds undies, separated nicely and easy to access, and not in view or falling all over the place. It looks just like the top shelf with the fabric boxes, so I won't bore you with that.

The next section down functions a whole lot better. This is the before:


And the afters. I used the larger left hand side for jewelry and a mirror which remains to be hung. I lined the side walls with cork and hung my necklaces from little pokepins. The right hand side has adjustable shelf racks for a couple of shelves to place my shoes.

Left side:



And Right Side--



I can't tell you how much better I like these areas. I can see all my shoes with ease. I can find my jewelry much easier. Woot!

The bottom shelf was treated in much the same way as the right side of the above area was treated, so I won't bore you with those photos.

All together I spent about $150 dollars to gain a ton of functionality.

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