Jun 10 2008

Operation: Organize closets! pt. 1

I started my 4.5 closet organization mission by tackling what I thought to be the easiest job: Our storage space underneath our hot water tank and furnace.

I overestimated the size of the space (I thought it was about three feet high and deep) when actually, it was much smaller. Still, it was enough space to get the job done.

Even though the space was messy with tools and supplies strewn about, it didn’t take long to get it together.

I just put tools back in their tool boxes, set them on the ledge, and that was that. Too easy!

I considered putting some nails in the wall so I could hang rolls of tape, but it didn’t seem necessary at this point.

I tossed a rusty old dumbbell and a bag of useless cables. I swept and mopped underneath.

In the past, we’ve stored our two suitcases in a corner in our guest room. It took up quite a bit of space, and wasn’t the prettiest sight.

I put our nice suitcase inside a large bag to hopefully protect it from dust and wedged it in the storage space. You can kind of see it peeking out down below (the space extends a few feet left of the photo). The other suitcase (a Goodwill find!) fit as well. I put some toilet paper in the space next to it, but I’m going to move that to under the bathroom sinks.

I’ll keep the rest of the space clear, since it’s near the air intake for our AC/furnace.

In all, this project took about 20 minutes start to finish, and cost $0. I’m really pumped about how easy it actually was, and how much more space I have to work with!

Just a few more closets to tackle. Can do.

Update: I’ve sometimes seen bloggers participate in “Tackle it Tuesday,” but I’ve never joined in. I’ve decided this post can fit that carnival. Head over to 5 Minutes for Mom to see more!



3 Responses to “Operation: Organize closets! pt. 1”

  1. So proud of you! I wish I was in the Burgh and could help. I’m an organizing junkie; I love it :)

    Good luck trucking forward. Definitely just take a closet at a time.

    I tend to pull everything out of a closet and set it all out around me. I go through every item and figure out what we absolutely *have* to keep. It goes back in the closet. Then I decide what from the “get rid of” pile can be sold and what should be tossed.

    Catharsis!

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  2. A nice easy tackle is always welcome! Good work!

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  3. May you move full steam ahead on the organizing. Once the little one comes, you’ll be glad you did it now. Thanks for visisting my fledgling of a blog.

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