My Clean Guest Closet

Since I shop all year round for presents I need a place to keep them. My mother used the deep cupboard above our fridge, but for me my guest room closet seemed a nice reachable destination.

The problem I had though, was whenever I’d get back from a shopping trip I’d dump the bag in there, and after a while it became a closet of plastic bags. Which was fine, if we weren’t having guests or I didn’t need to find anything. But the reality is that we do have guests, and I’m constantly running late to birthday parties!

I’ve dedicated the beginning of this year to getting my house 100% organized. So last week, it was me vs. my guest closet.

I won!

First, I spent the morning going through things I wanted to keep or donate. Then I simply divided everything into six boxes: Ladies, Gents, Kiddies, Bows, Bags and Other.

The fun part was placing everything neatly into my favorite boxes from Ikea (see HERE) and labeling the fronts. Basically, that was that.

$30 later, I’m one happy gal and my guest room is ready for anyone at a moments notice:)

5 Responses to “My Clean Guest Closet”

  1. Kimberly Says:

    amazing transformation, you should have included a before shot.

  2. LB Says:

    I love the Ikea boxes. I purchased these for my own master bedroom closet. However, I also added a few cloth boxes from Target too. It is the first time I have had such a neat, orderly, and beautiful closet. Your blog has inspired me to get every inch of my space organized, but also beautiful. Thanks!

  3. Sally Says:

    Is that tissue paper hanging from the hanger bar?

  4. Sarah Says:

    Yes Sally it’s tissue paper, in fact I’m considering making a mini wrapping station in there :)

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