Ok, so I’ll be honest, when I find the time, I tend to be pretty, well overly creative with organizing. Ok, maybe I tend to overdue stuff sometimes (you will see later in the post what I mean) but it always turns out cute and creative (at least in my eye). Ive had my closet in my office used as my craft, supply, storage closet for a while, but sometimes when you think things are organized, they tend to still become chaos. WHY IS THAT!?! I ask myself that all the time. To be so organized I let it become a chaotic mess though, guess thats where the saying “Organized Mess” came from.
So I wanted to redo my office closet and really have a place for EVERYTHING in there. I already have drawers for all my supplies (tapes, markers, glues, etc.) and storage boxes & bins for everything else (screws, nails, sewing items, batteries, etc.).
For a while I had all my gift wrapping ribbons on two old long, adjustable curtain rods. It worked, for a little bit. It was nice and organized, but chaotic to get each one off. I seen where some stores had shelving systems just for ribbons and wrapping paper, they were neat, organized and hung on the door but were pretty costly (over $100 each!). I wasnt too crazy about them being on the door. So I thought about it. Spice racks! They can be affordable and I can place them on the backside of the wall, spread widely. I was in Target, and it was like rays of sunshine started glowing from the box, here it was, the ClosetMaid Door Rack, and it was only $35!!!!!! I looked at box and new instead of hanging on my door I could line them from left to right and adjust each shelf to fit all my ribbons. There was even the rods that I could use to hold my wrapping paper. BINGO! I have a winner!
So I installed the shelves and adjusted accordingly. I started to group the ribbons and make labels then realized they started sound like groups of girls from the movie Clueless & Mean Girls. How GAYtha of me. LOL! So I continued and kept it going with the names. Heres how it turned out.
Then after getting the closet organized and getting everything labeled and in place, I realized how dark it was. I remember having some globe lights that I got YEARS ago on sale and thinking I could always use them for an outdoor party, but never once using them. I decided, hmmm…… These could outline the door frame on the inside and give a light throughout my closet. So I took the lights and stapled them to the wall (carefully without puncturing the cords) and plugged into an extension cord. Heres what they look like outlining the door out of sight. You can really use rope lights, miniature lights, etc. that you might have just laying around or not being used, to light any closet.
And here’s what it looks like after the lights were done. OH! I found a remote light switch at Home Depot for $15 to turn the lights on and off instead of having to plug and unplug the lights.
So what do you think about my newly organized and lighted craft/office closet? Do you have any tips or tricks that you have found to be helpful or handy? Let me know.