Sunday, September 16, 2012

Organizing My Everything Closet

“Own Less, do less and say NO!”  Geoffrey Godbey
This has to be my philosophy when it comes to things in my small kitchen.  I do not have a lot of cabinets or a lot of counter space.  I try my best to keep only the things that I am using daily in the kitchen.  Otherwise items that I only use once in a while like small appliances, serving dishes, need to go in the back closet.  I do not have a pantry.  My back closet serves as my Kitchen over flow closet.  The only food I keep in the closet is “football treats” and homemade cookies that I am hiding from my son because he eats them all in one day.   I also need to keep bathroom towels and first aid things in there as well.   I have a small laundry room so I have to keep the ironing board, mop and swifter in here too.
So this is my Everything Closet.  I am thankful for this project because I did not realize how dirty this closet was.  I had a lot of stuff thrown in this closet.  

I cleaned out the closet and washed the whole thing from top to bottom.  Then my son, Andrew, painted the closet for me.   It took two coats of paint.

I think it looks amazing!   :)  

I spray painted the old brown shelf, white so it would blend in with the closet.  I picked up a few more baskets from Target to organize things.  I donated a few items I no longer use to the Goodwill. 

I washed out the white crates and found another to match so the whole closet looks white. 

I organized all the first aid supplies into this drawer organizer from Target.

And now I have a clean and organized “Everything Closet  that does not look cluttered!  Yeah!

I linked this post up with A Bowl Full of Lemons!


Debt Free Mommy said...

It's party time at Debt Free Mommy Blog and we'd love to see you there! Please come join us and link up to Making Space Mondays. We'd love to see any post(s) about making your spaces better. Thanks, Tabitha

Comeca Jones said...

Very nice!

Leah said...

Loved the "no holes, spider webs and red wax" picture! cracked me up! :)