Clutter Control: Closet Clean-up
I pulled everything out of the space and sorted through every box and bin, eliminating everything I didn’t need. Small-space living requires that you constantly edit your belongings, never letting too much “stuff” accumulate in your life. In my case, I edit every time I reorganize a space.
I utilized the inside of the door better with an awesome over-the-door caddy and hook contraption I’d found for only $7 at TJ Maxx. The wire bin holds my laundry detergents and cleaning items perfectly, while the hooks allow easy grabbing of a number of cleaning tools.
Holiday decor had been stored in a huge plastic tub that was wedged into the bottom of the closet on its side. I sorted the seasonal items into three green stacking storage bins from around the house – and was shocked and pleased that they fit perfectly into the space.
One of my first organizing projects in this condo, these little plastic bins (with carry handles) from – where else – Target have done wonders for keeping candles, pet supplies, tools, and camera supplies all contained. I keep my screws, wall-fasteners, and other tiny hardware bits in little divided boxes – so I can always find whatever bit I’m looking for.
Bonus: I cleared enough space to move my toiletry storage boxes from the bathroom to the closet. I know they were painted to match the bathroom, but they seemed to trap a bit of hair on the floor. Clearing that clutter out of the bathroom will make it easier to mop. The cat littlerbox has to stay there, for lack of a better option, but I eeked out a bit more storage by setting the box on top of a storage bin.
It’s nothing glamorous or exciting, but a clean, organized closet sure makes life a lot easier! And since I must have the door cracked open for the cat to access the facilities, at least guests will see a peek of an organized, not messy, space.