Oh the dirty little secrets we housewives keep…… *insert Psycho music here*
Come on now, don’t judge me. You know you have one of these hidden hall closets of chaos. Fess up. This closet has been like this forever. What’s sad is that is that I always use this closet, sometimes even trying to shove something in and rushing to shut the door before anything falls out. You don’t have to admit it openly, I know you’ve been there.
A new year brings new projects. I am determined to declutter as many areas of my home as possible, starting with this one! What a fantastic garage sale this will make once I’m done huh?! Since I have shelves and plenty of room at the bottom, I knew I only needed a couple of things to declutter and organize this hall closet. I opted for a trash bag for trash, a trash bag for garage sale items, space bags, and the clear sterilite containers from Walmart.
I wanted these cute mainstays bins but since nobody but me will see them, I opted for the cheaper route this time.
I began by getting everything out of the closet and into the hall. FUN!
I then took all the comforters, sheets, and pillows that we don’t use and sucked them skinny into the Space Bags. Please don’t ask me why I’m not using them or why I don’t just get rid of them. I have no answers. The picture doesn’t quite do it justice but it dramatically reduced the amount of space these comforters were taking up.
I placed this at the bottom of the closet. I tossed out junk and trash and things that I no longer needed but still in good shape went to the garage sale pile. I started separating things and using the plastic containers to organize it all. I used the blue ones for guy stuff and the clear ones for everything else.
I actually had so much room left that I couldn’t find anything to put on that shelf. I decided to fill one for all my extra pieces that I use in food photography. It was quite amazing what I found in the closet and equally as disgusting to see how it had gotten so bad. After all was said and done, I couldn’t have been any happier! I can see what’s in my Sterilite containers, I can see the floor, and I can easily grab something I need. Now that I’m writing this and looking at the picture, I think I should buy one of those shelf stacker organizers for my dishware items. I could fit a lot more with something like that!!
So now just to make me feel better, please confess your own hidden area that is in need of decluttering. Do you plan on tackling it this year?
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