Monday, January 14, 2013

Master Closet, Organized

 It's been an organized frenzy around here lately.
Sometimes I just get that urge to purge
and tweak our storage systems.
One thing about keeping an organized home,
you can always improve on your methods.
The master closet was revisited this weekend.

Clothes had already been donated,
so just a bit of tidying up was in order.
These crafting supplies were moved 
to one of the shelves.

Now two pairs of shoes occupy the space.

 The air mattress kept for (rare) company was resting
on a crate that holds the collection 
of Bookswap books.

They were relocated to the shelves 
directly next to this area.

Shoes that aren't often used go here.
Everyday shoes are kept on a handy shoe rack
next to the front door.

These shelves were rearranged 
to better fit the contents.

This system has adjustable shelves
so that you can customize it to your needs.

Now the air bed and the files for Mimi 
use the space more efficiently.

Here's where the files were,
along with Big K's handheld Sega.
(Don't mind all of his Lego sets.)

The Bookswap crate fits better here.
Most of the Lego kits will be sold,
so the floor will be clear.

Behind one of the closet doors, 
we installed a linen shelf.
This houses the sheets and towels for the master area.
Linens for the other bedrooms 
are kept in a hallway closet.

A few things were added to a half-empty bin.
These clear containers are great to see 
what you have at a glance.

 The shelves are full, but not stuffed.

As this closet doubles as our safe room 
in case of bad storms,
 our emergency kit is kept here, 
along with a flashlight.
With the air bed and an extra blanket, 
all that's needed is to
carry in a few snacks and water.
We have a hand-crank radio 
that will also be stored here.
While hurricane season doesn't start until June 1st,
it's never too early to be prepared.

~I keep this quote hung by my dresses.
It reminds me as I get ready for the day
to enjoy and cherish each moment.~

Purging and organizing are continuous efforts.
When a new and more efficient space is created,
the sense of accomplishment is its own reward.
The time spent organizing saves time in the long run
for doing things more pleasurable.

Lost time is never found again.


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