Sarah’s Organization Project: Office Closet
Yikes, I’m really airing my dirty laundry on this one! This is my office closet. It holds an amazing amount stuff including: diaries, college work, craft supplies, important documents, camera’s and photography equipment just to name few. It’s literally the hub of everything, my Grand Central Station if you will!
This closet has been screaming at me for ages, but finally I tackled it head on, on a cold snowy day.
As you may or may not be able to see in this photo, there is good start on organization. The problem was there wasn’t enough of it, and clutter began to breed.
I’ve realized that I’m NOT a messy person, but I CAN create mess, when there’s no where for my stuff to go. So putting it simply, I just had to find a home for everything. And I did…
My first job was detoxing. Throwing away can feel SO great. My recycle bin was full by the end of the day, and I made a good pile of things to donate.
Next, I grouped things together and put them in their own container.
And finally, I labeled all my draws and containers. Not only does that make things easier for me, but anyone else (the hubby) who may need to find something in there. Plus it looks cute, and is my favorite part of this process. :)
Items I’d recommend:
1. File Crate: These stack beautifully and hold a ton. I bought these ages ago because they’re uber cheap (especially around back to school season) about $3 each. They work great for my craft items I like to transport, I just pick up and go!
2. Ikea Boxes: found HERE are great for holding lighter items like fabric and ribbons. 2 for $9.99 is not too shabby!
3. Hooks: found HERE were my moment of genius! 2 for $2.50 helps me maximize vertical space, and create a home for my camera and laptop.
Project cost: About $13
Project time: Between 4-5 Hours
Project reward: Perfect functionality….yipeeeee!