The closet in the living was serving as a coat closet, storage for the vacuum and the upper shelves contained most of my craft items.
It has never worked the way I intended. The upper shelves were always a mess. Some of the organization wasn't working. I would move one thing and then another would fall over. Ugh.
I decided to take everything out of here and make some changes. Aww... so much better!
I decided to move my craft items to the spare room. I was then able to use the three drawers under our coats for hats & gloves. I purchased photo boxes (watching sales & using coupons I got them for $1.20 each) for storage and used them to store baby food jars on the top shelf. The bottom shelf hold things for the kids: paint, craft items, educational things.
I mentioned that it would be nice to move all of our games in here. Chuck said that he had some left over wire shelves in the shed and thought they would work. Yes!
Once all of the games were brought in I had an empty side shelf that I used to store workbooks and coloring pages.
I am very pleased with this. I love that I still have space on the upper shelves, but the best thing is that all of things I use with the kids is in one place. I no longer have to run to another room to get things for our activities. That makes it much easier to keep an eye on two active little boys!
Now I need to hit the spare room. It seems that when I start moving things around and organizing I usually end up with a bigger mess until I get it all together. Please tell me I am not the only one with this problem. :)
May your day be filled with joy and contentment!