One of my resolutions for 2013 is to have my hallway project complete. I’ll give more details later, but I will give you a hint and tell you that I will be busy putting up wainscoting. I can hardly wait to see the end result! Part of my plans to makeover the hallway will be tackling the disorganized mess that lurks behind the hallway closet doors.
We have four closets in our hallway, but the closet that sits outside the boys’ bathroom is the one we use most often. It was time to give it a well-deserved freshening up and organization re-haul. The tackle box first aid kit just wasn’t cutting it.
This closet needed to have three functions:
1. Storage for all of our vitamins and medications.
2. A central place for phone numbers for medical emergencies along with a first aid kit.
3. A place to stash all the bathroom necessities that I buy on sale and save for later use.
I loved how Ask Anna reorganized her linen closet. I lucked up and found some of the same storage containers she used at the dollar store. I saved money by reusing some white storage boxes that I bought from Ikea seven years ago. The inside of the closet was brightened up by giving the door a coat of white paint. By the time I finished painting the door, I couldn’t bear the thought of painting anything else. So, instead of painting the shelves I recovered them with contact paper from the dollar store. I also had my husband install a lock on the door. You can never be too careful with kiddos in the house.
My favorite things are the fabric covered cork board and clipboard that I made from fabric I had left over from another project. I keep the phone numbers for the doctors’ offices and medical emergencies on the cork board. The clip board holds any paper work that needs to taken to the boys’ next visit.
Before, it was semi-organized, but now everything has its place!
If you are on Pinterest and need some ideas to get your home in order, I’d love for you to follow my organization idea board here!