Today I procrastinated my picture organization by doing a little tweaking in my son’s (age 9) closet. It actually all started with the games cupboard in the basement which some of you will remember looks like this.
Nothing fancy but it does the job. Well see those puzzles on the bottom shelf? My middle son no longer uses those and I needed that prime real estate space for a few more games we received at Christmas. However I didn’t just want to get rid of the puzzles because I have a younger son that will eventually want to use them.
So I wandered my home for a little bit trying to figure out where I could store the puzzles in the mean time. My middle son’s closet is terribly underutilized so I figured that I’d make something work in there.
Here’s the stack of puzzles I was looking for a home for.
And here is the closet before. As you can it has a great shelf in the middle that was just a mish mash of stuff. The pile of out of season summer clothes in the middle is a great example of what happens when there are no boundaries established by containers.
So putting my plan together I knew I wanted to containerize the clothes and make room for the puzzles as well. I also could see that I had a bit of vertical space to play with. Armed with that information I once again started circling my house. Like an eagle looking for its next prey, I kept my eyes open for something that I could re-purpose here. I had an extra three drawer rolling storage unitthat I had a feeling would fit perfectly in this space. I simply popped the wheels off and slid it right in.
I moved my son’s asthma meds up to the top shelf as he doesn’t need them as often anymore and added those out of season clothes to one of the drawers. Miscellaneous odds and sods went into the other drawers. Most importantly I found space for all those puzzles and now I’m one happy momma 🙂