I haven’t posted a Storage Star in awhile but I knew it was time when I saw how Kara, from Kara’s Korner, took a problem that annoyed her and persevered until she found a storage solution that worked for her. Kara had these awesome shelves in her closet dividing her and her husband’s space.
Kara used these shelves for shoes but the problem was she had more shoes than shelf. The shelves are really tall so when she tried to stack her shoes on top of each other to maximize space it was difficult to pull out just the pair she needed without shoes falling to the floor. Yep that would drive me nutso too.
Recognizing what a great space she did have she knew she could improve on its efficiency. She tried various ideas, including beautiful baskets but that didn’t work for her. She was still annoyed. Finally she had her husband add an additional shelf between each of the existing shelves essentially doubling her space and now look at her shoe storage!
Oh my goodness that just makes me giddy. I love how excited she is by it and I don’t blame her. I’d be thrilled to have all those shelves in my closet too :) The additional shelving didn’t cost them any money either because they already had the wood lying around. Such a great idea and I’m glad that she didn’t give up but kept at it until she found just the right fit for her.
Sometimes we get a system in place that works for many others and then think there must be something wrong with us when it doesn’t work for us. For example, while baskets work for me (that’s what I use in my closet for shoes) it isn’t necessarily what’s right for others. Everyone is different and we all have our own unique organizing threshold. And you know what? It’s okay. Do what works for you and don’t give up if you find a system isn’t working as you dreamed it might, just try something else. Organizing is a PROCESS and sometimes it does take a few tries to get it to where we are satisfied with how the system is working for us.
Check out Kara’s post for more pictures and to read about the journey she took until she got her closet functioning just right for her. Beautiful!
Which systems in your home could use a little (or a lot) of tweaking?
Try following my PROCESS steps to help you through the journey. You can do it, I know you can!!