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You’ve seen this room before.
The one that doubles as my craft room and my office and my ZOOM meeting room and my book writing and my DIY project room.
That is a lot of hats for these little four walls.
And those four shutter doors right in the center of the picture? There’s a closet behind them. A closet that was trying to organize all the things.
So this week I took everything out and put it all in the center of the table. All the files and all the craft supplies and all the photography equipment and all the books and all the magazines and all the piles of ribbon. It all came out.
And when I was done.
The closet looked like this.
A blank slate.
Ready to organize.
But first? There were a few challenges in the space.
This corner shoe rest had to come out.
I think once upon a time it opened?
But now? It was painted shut and in the way so we pried it out of the side of the closet.
Next, we took out the metal bar in the center of the closet.
I kept the shelf for storage, but removing the metal bar gave us more height to organize in the space.
I found the CUTEST organizing furniture and ordered it online and it showed up at my house and we put it all together.
The closet looks like this.
This is what we call a closet teaser picture.
Want to see more?
It looks like THIS.
Isn’t it AMAZING!!!!!
I’m so, so, so, SO HAPPY.
I measured the space and ordered everything to fit perfectly so we used every single square foot of the closet.
This was actually my dream piece of furniture and I originally was going to order it and go with a different plan. I mean, it spins around. But it would have taken up so much space and I was worried it wouldn’t have enough room to spin and be able to close the closet doors.
I still have it on my wish list and eventually order it for the space if I end up hosting craft classes.
So instead, I went with plan B and bought this craft room furniture instead.
It’s actually two of these bases.
And a hutch top with a pegboard for one of the bases.
I’ve priced craft furniture before from other retailers and it was a little too expensive for me. This line is super well-made and affordable and VERY flexible depending on what you need for your craft (and in my case office, too) supplies.
So for example, each of the bases came with six adjustable shelves (that create 8 cubbies).
And adjusted the shelves to fit.
I think I’m actually going to go back in a make a very small shelf at the very top of each row for scrapbook paper.
I’m still adding things to the bins as I clean out other closets.
I moved my sewing machine from my closet to the cabinet and added a sewing organizer on the other side for needles and thread and bobbins.
I’m in the process of sorting through all my fabrics and I’m going to add them to several of the bins below.
The peg board is perfect for scissors and tape and paint brushes.
I found a set of different hooks for the pegboard and I’m keeping those stored in one of the boxes below.
The other boxes hold extra office supplies.
And I added this vintage bike basket to the pegboard and filled it with post-it notes.
I use them for my content calendar for the blog.
Each of the different colors is a different type of post. There are recipe posts and fashion posts and decorating posts and DIY posts and room makeover posts.
I cannot WAIT to show you all the fun things I have planned for the holidays.
Right below the calendar are these file boxes I bought years ago. One holds all of the files for my Thistlewood VIP group, an incredible group of ladies that I mentor every month.
Each of them has their own file with ideas and inspiration to help them grow their businesses.
The other file box holds all of my business files.
That’s my system.
My closet has made SUCH a change.
I hope you’re ready for all the ideas and inspiration for the holidays that this space is going to create.
It’s going to be AMAZING.
LET’S GO. 🙂
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