I mentioned the lack of organization in the new house. Not only in the form of unpacked clutter, but a lack of storage space. Sure, the mountain house is larger than our first house, but the current storage is inefficient at best. Take our entry closet for example.
On the top shelf are two floating store-bought shoe racks. Neither are wide enough for the closet, nor tall enough for Ben’s work shoes. So we’ve got a pile of shoes on the floor. I did add a large hook for my purse and a hanging Ikea organizer to corral the most used shoes from the pit below.
The boys’ bedroom closet is rocking a similar look. A heap of clothes and bins of diapers at the bottom, crammed clothes on one rod (we’ll add a second rod soon) and two shelves above.
The linen closet is my best friend right now. It’s huge and holds the usual linen-y stuff; towels, blankets, and pillows. But, it’s large enough to pull double duty as our vacuüm and toy closet. Supervision required board games on top:
Bins of toys (which lived in our entertainment centers at the first house) on the bottom. And a chair so I can reach the top shelf.
Of all the existing storage, the master closet is the most useful for us. Plenty of shelves to hold my purses, pajamas, and such.
Ben’s side is similar, holding his t-shirts, socks, underwear, and shorts. Plenty of hanging space for each of us, including hooks for belts and hats.
In fact, we’ve got room to spare. This center shelving is bare, as is most of that top shelf.
I can hang all my clothes on one rod, leaving room for hangers and a huge pile of laundry on the floor. Gotta get a new outlet to get the dryer hooked up. Overall, we love the house. We’re just missing our built ins and organization. Did you notice I finished the paint? I love the color, Ben said. “It’s okay…for a closet.” He said he hated it at first, but I think it’s growing on him. Maybe not enough to paint the bedroom walls though.
How do you organize closets? Do you prefer built-in shoe racks? Hanging systems? Do you sort your clothes by color and sleeve length like I do? Have to have matching hangers? Share your secrets!