Whenever I am on Pinterest and see an office in a closet, I get so excited! You see, back in 1998, my love affair with organizing began when I managed to take an under utilized coat closet in the dining room of our first house (strange place for a coat closet I know but the house was very small) and turned it into a closet office. I squeezed in a desk we already owned and then added some additional shelving for extra storage. It wasn’t anything fancy but I sure thought it was brilliant at the time. I was hooked on organizing from that point on! Yep that’s how the junkie came to be. Would you believe that we don’t even have one picture of such a pivotal piece of my past. Sheesh! I just went back through all my albums to double check and nothing, so sad.
I loved that office in a closet so much. I loved that with two small kids in the house I could shut the doors (we had left them on) and they couldn’t touch anything. Plus, because it was so central to the house, my daughter could play her little computer games and I could still keep an eye on her while feeding her baby brother. It was a 950 square foot house with no basement and we made every square inch of that house count. Those were the days!
Now I see so many beautiful office closets online. Oh my goodness are they stunning. I just recently saw this one below on Pinterest and asked Krista for permission to share her picture.
Isn’t that something! You can see all the fun details on her blog at the Happy Housie HERE. Krista calls it their command central because it really is in a central part of her home and everyone can access and use it easily. I love all the little details and extra touches she added, including the pretty light! Absolutely lovely and functional. She now has an organized space for all those papers we all get that need to be managed and contained on a daily basis. It sure does make me miss mine!
Do you have or have you ever considered creating an office in a closet?