Our coat closet drives me crazy. It’s full of coats (of courses) and it’s also the place we store our vacuums, mops, etc. so every time I go to pull out a vacuum it gets stuck on a coat, or every time I put away a coat, it knocks over a vacuum (AHHHH!). Well after about knocking the vacuums and mops over about 900 times I decided something needed to change. There isn’t anywhere else to put any of the stuff so I had to figure out a way they could live peacefully together.
I started by pulling everything out of the closet, including the stuff on the shelves. Then I looked through everything to see if there was anything we could get rid of – I love purging, it feels so good! I also made a pile of a few things that could be relocated.
Next I grouped all the coats together in “sections”. The left side of the coat closet is for my husband’s coats, I put mine on the right and then I put Malea’s in the middle because hers are much shorter and won’t hinder my ability to get the vacuum in and out (WHY didn’t I think of that months ago!?).
After doing all that I still didn’t like the fact that my mops and the broom were just leaning against the wall so I ordered a mop and broom organizer to attach to the back of the door. Getting those out of the way made everything better!
Then I scoured the house to find some baskets that I could store stuff in on the shelves and found these black ones that I used to have in my laundry room at the other house.
I think they look nice on the shelves and they keep the clutter contained. 🙂
Overall I’d say it’s a huge improvement from what it was. My cleaning tools are more accessible, the coats won’t knock over the vacuum anymore and the shelves look nice and decluttered. Woo-hoo! I love it when I can give a closet a good clean up, and get it organized, it’s such a good feeling!
How is your coat closet lookin’ these days?