|(Insert Screams of Horror)|
Looks like an avalanche has happened, doesn't it? Actually, my husband has a name for this kind of disaster...he calls it a "Heather-lanche!"
Truth be told, just about every time we pulled a coat out of the closet, a shoe would be tipped causing an irreversible shoe-rack "Heather-lanche"...and don't even THINK about trying to pull a pair of gloves off of the top shelf! Time to rectify this "dangerous" situation!
First, I dragged out this old hutch-top that I'd picked up at a yard sale for $10 over the summer. It was holding some books in the basement, but I think it is much better re-purposed as a sturdy shoe rack. (By the way, these are ALL of our shoes - for the whole family. No huge shoe-hoarding closet for us!)
Next, I took my already existing wire baskets, filled them with gloves & hats, reusable bags and umbrellas. Putting them on the floor made these necessities much more accessible for daily use.
Up top are bins for hats, dog accessories, and outdoor toys that I picked up at the Dollar Tree. I also made space for my husband's bag, my son's swimming bag and his backpack.
Here's the final result! The only things I removed from this closet were our lighter/spring jackets and one extra backpack we weren't using. Ready for the Before & After?
Phew! That's soooo MUCH better!
The Fake-It Yourself Breakdown:
Organized Closet (Dollar Tree Bins $4.00, Shelf & Wire Bins, on hand)
Total Fake-It Cost: $4.00
Compare to Disorganized Closet (Messy, Embarrassing, May Cause Cursing)
Total Fake-It Savings: Re-Organized Piece of Mind!
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