Organizing a closet doesn’t have to be expensive. I love the beautiful closet systems they sell at home improvement stores, but I can’t afford to spend hundreds of dollars so I know where to find extra toilet paper.
Last weekend while I was at my parents house, my mom and I found time to do a little budget-friendly organization project in her linen closet. They’ve lived in their new home for about a year and a half, and she’s still working on the perfect spots for everything. This closet is upstairs with all the bedrooms and is perfect for backup toiletries, paper products and a few cleaning supplies that are used in the rooms up there.
Here’s the before shot of the closet – not a disaster (check out her gorgeous walk in closet!) but in need of some organization:
I headed to the Dollar Tree and grabbed color matched bins to corral all the items. We also used the bins that were already in the closet, and with Mom’s scrapbooking supplies for colorful labels – the project was done for $10! We followed my basic organization steps:
- take a before picture
- take everything out of the closet and sort by type (toiletries, cleaning supplies, paper products, etc.)
- give everything a place (using the green bins or things on hand)
- communicate the system (created labels for the bins)
I love these large bins – they fit perfectly on the shelves. The green and white checked bins (3/$1!) fit nicely inside the large ones to corral smaller items like hand sanitizers.
The top shelf is a perfect place to store her extra arrangements and decor pieces. She can easily see what she needs when changing decorations around the house (which, if you know my Mom, happens often). 🙂
We both enjoyed admiring the completed closet throughout the rest of the weekend. There’s so much satisfaction from a freshly organized space!
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