"Now that it's all over, what did you really do yesterday that's worth mentioning?" – Coleman Cox
Turning our "crap" closet back into a craft closet has been on my list of "To-Do's" for awhile now. The first day of Kindergarten for little big man seemed like the perfect opportunity to tackle my massive mess. In fact, I was so excited to get started I even forgot to get a before picture so you could see how it truly was the "crap" closet. I may not have had a picture of the before, but I do have a picture of everything that came out of the closet. Hold your breath y'all cuz it ain't pretty!.....
Oh…and the poor ribbon. It gives me a headache just looking at it.
As I cleared out, dumped, rolled, and organized everything in the closet, my little man decided to pitch in and help. And make another mess or two. But, I did not care! I was reclaiming my closet!
So let's take a peek at some of the solutions for the reclaimed craft closet. The ribbon definitely took the longest, but thanks to a friend who shared an idea she saw on the web, we found the perfect solution. You use pants hangers to place the ribbon on. Since they unhook and open it is easy to take the spools of ribbon on and off, which is a must for me. Hallelujah! I knew it was meant to be when the hubby said he had a few of them on his side of the closet that he was not using. Yay! Look at how organized my ribbon is now. Plus it freed up two drawers for me to place other craft materials in. Score!
The bottom of the hanger turned out to be the perfect spot to hang some scrap ribbon from.
I have lots of paper for my letters! I tucked them away in these accordion files up on the top shelf. They are organized by colors J.
Those were my main problem areas. Now I can share the craft closet with the hubby's work out stuff and the cleaning supplies J. Someday, I'll have one of those beautiful craft rooms instead of a closet, but until then I am determined to keep mine looking like a craft closet and not returning to the "crap" closet. Wish me luck!
If you are organizing a closet, your ribbon, or your paper hopefully you have been inspired! These organizing tips may not work for your space, but perhaps they sparked some new ideas for you.
Be inspired, get creative, and have fun!