Another Closet Organization

It’s been a while since I showed how we are fitting in this one bedroom apartment. True to my lament here, I just lost all motivation to do anything with this apartment.

I’m not convinced I care enough yet to make the apartment beautiful, but I have come to grips with the fact that I need to make it functional. Yeah, you might think I would have accomplished that when we moved in three months ago.

Yes, three.

And no, to answer your question, I did not.

Inspired by Sherry’s vow to “Dude, Get On That Already”, Sarah’s Show Us Your Closet Challenge, and general embarrassment over my lack of motivation, I tackled another closet in the apartment. Hip, hip, hooray!

The fortunate part of this apartment is that it has really good closet space. There are two closets in the bedroom: one walk-in and one regular closet. I’m here to show you that I have finally made this regular closet useable.

Here is the condition I left this closet after we moved in.

You will notice a large gap in the shelves in the middle of the closet. I decided to remedy that unusable space by stacking baskets in that space.

Great idea, except I can’t get in the baskets. They are a little inaccessible stacked on one another like that.

You can also see I found a great deal on light bulbs at Costco. I didn’t find a good place to store them, rather I just piled them on top of the baskets. There are seven boxes of light bulbs on the green basket. 🙂

I mean, if you can’t beat ’em, join ’em. Right?

If you have a Costco membership, go get those light bulbs. They are $0.89 for four 60 watt equivalent CFLs. Great deal!

The bottom of the closet isn’t so bad. Things are mostly contained in labeled containers, except when they’re not, but for the most part, not too bad.

I didn’t want to spend any money on this re-org, because what’s the point, right? So my goal is to rearrange and organize with the stuff I have to make ALL of the shelves useable.


Just turn those baskets on their side, and voila! useable space!

Towels I can actually get to…what am I going to do with myself?

The bottom shelves/floor just got a little sprucing up. You can see my light bulb collection on the far right of the bottom shelf.

If you’re ever in need of a 60 watt light bulb. I’ve got plenty.

And now for a nice before and after shot…

Ahhh…isn’t functionality amazing!

Your turn! What do you need to get off your duff and just do???

One observation on “Another Closet Organization
  1. MOM

    32 years of photos, toiletries that we don’t use, clothes that we aren’t wearing because they don’t fit, or we just don’t like them…the list is far too long, but you get the idea…

    Happy organizing!


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