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Closet Re-do #1 January 28, 2013

Filed under: Changes,DIY,Life,Organization,Photos — tracye1 @ 9:42 PM
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We live in an older house…70’s ranch-y style.  It’s truly perfect for us, not too big (because I don’t have a maid ya’ll, just 4 kids and sometimes we have to go behind them) and when we bought it, it was move-in ready–my favorite kind of house to buy.  Semi-sorta updated, at least no orange/green/yellow in the kitchen and an assortment of neutral colors, which are perfect for US.  Anywhoooo, the down side is that apparently in the last 20 some years we (collectively as Americans) have garnered a lot of “stuff” and “need” more closet space than was available back in the 70’s.  Our current list of to-do’s is for us (and I really mean my Hubby) to finally deal with the bedroom closets.  We started with the boys closet, mainly because they are boys and if it got goofed up they really aren’t going to care so much (the girls will be next and we will save the most important–ours–for last).

For the boys, their dresser (in the closet to save space) houses the majority of the clothing, but they have a fair amount that gets hung.  The clothes that get hung knock all their miscellanea on top of their dresser over and behind and creates a chronic MESS.  The top of the closet was just a shelf and tons of dead space.  We wanted to give them some more storage and maximize that dead space.  We opted on cubbies and worked around the brace in the middle of the shelf.  We are pleased with the outcome and hopefully these fellas can manage keeping their stuff in one spot and not lose chargers, memory sticks and all that other stuff.    Without further blah blah, here’s the pics and once we finish the girl’s I’ll post that, too.  I know, you can hardly wait.  Try and contain yourself. 😉

Empty closet BEFORE

Empty closet BEFORE


New cubes

New cubes


Maximizing the dead space on the shelf

Maximizing the dead space on the shelf

well, we had to put the closet stuff somewhere...

well, we had to put the closet stuff somewhere…


side by side view of the B&A

side by side view of the B&A


AFTER....hear the angels sing???  I do!!!

AFTER….hear the angels sing??? I do!!!


A useful shelf space now!

A useful shelf space now!



7 Responses to “Closet Re-do #1”

  1. Amanda Says:

    LOVE this!! Awesome job =))

  2. Number 9 Says:

    wow! i love this. we have a small house too but only two kids. we have NO closet space but I love this little house–we didn’t mean to downsize but we had to because of the economy/real estate market/financial reasons—and I never want to go back to big! love your blog and glad I found it. I am following you now. here’s mine

  3. Tammi Says:

    Nice job….you guys need to come and visit, we need some work on our closets too!!! xoxo

  4. Patti Says:

    Wow great job Craig, what a difference! Xoxo

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