Over the summer we had most of the apartment professionally painted (both walls and moldings) and had the master bedroom adorned with grass-cloth wallpaper. It’s amazing what a fresh coat of paint and wallpaper can do for a space. While I have some items that I still want to find for the living room, what we’re focusing on for the next several weeks is getting our home better organized.
This past weekend we focused on our bedroom closets and got them into good working order. I still have some finishing touches, but the major work is complete. Now, the major closet organization project is our linen closet. We use our linen closet every day and it holds more than just linens. We use it to store everyday toiletries, first aid supplies and cleaning supplies. It’s a big problem and causes frustration every morning. Enough is enough!
What you are about to see is shocking and embarrassing, but I KNOW I’m not the only one out there who has a closet in their home that is out of control!
A problem like this definitely waves a red flag that we don’t have an organization system in place. I needed some outside inspiration and I received it from none other than Martha Stewart – the homemaking genius. After watching a tutorial for inspiration, I was ready to create a road map for my own linen closet oasis.
1. Remove what doesn’t belong. There are some items that should not be stored in the linen closet, so I’ll be removing all extraneous items.
2. Edit. I’ll be removing junk, like expired medicines, old make-up, or old items that are of no use.
3. Purchase supplies. There are a few organizational tools that I’ll purchase such as tags to label the shelves, containers to hold medicines, bins to corral clean rags and large vacuum seal storage bags for extra comforters and sheets for guests.
4. New linens. We had planned on purchasing new bath towels so our old towels will be added to our rag collection.
Now that I have a road map I am excited and ready to get started. This project is really going to make a difference in the functionality of our day to day lives and I can’t wait to get to the finished product!
Have you made a concerted effort to keep your closets organized? What methods do you use?