Thursday, August 20, 2015

Coat Closet Redo


Our coat closet lives in our foyer.  This is one of the hardest working spaces in our house and with all the kids home for the summer it is basically a disaster area.  I know that organizing systems have to be reevaluated every so often and changed when the system no longer is working for you.  Well, HELLO, NO LONGER WORKING!  This is embarrassing, just look at it!  There are still winter coats in there.  Granted they are winter coats brought home in May by my college boy but still, these should have been dealt with months ago. 

With any reorganizing project I usually make a list of all the things that are still working for me and those that are not working. 

              Working                                                   Not Working                                         
    Containers on top shelf                                      Shoe Storage
       Wooden Hangers                                             Drawer Unit
          Door Hooks                                            Vacuum/Broom Storage
                                                                   Hanging Clear Plastic Shoe Shelf


1.  The first step to any reorganizing project is to completely empty the space.  Return any items that don't belong  to their proper home.  Purge what is just not worth keeping and donate those pieces that still have some life in them but no longer fit anyone in the house.
2.  Vacuum and wash out the closet.  Don't forget to wipe down the walls and baseboards.
3.  Return the storage items that will be kept.   In this case the wooden hangers, which I purchased at Target in December.  The three Riesenthal storage boxes I purchased at The Container Store some time ago and have been the perfect storage solution for the extras that we all keep in our coat closets.  


4.  I needed to replace the hanging  plastic shoe shelves and the plastic drawers.  I really wanted the shoes to be hidden from view when the closet was open and I needed something to hold seasonal items like hats and scarves in the winter and flip flops in the summer. I found this 4 cube organizer by Threshold at Target for $39.  I purchase 4 bins, also by Threshold at Target for $9.99 a piece.


 With the help of my son, we put it together and added it to the closet.  I was able to fit all the shoes and extra seasonal items in the 4 drawers.



I tucked the vacuum in the corner and my redo was DONE.  After using our new system for a few days I asked the kids how they liked it.  They all said they did't like having to pull out a drawer to put their shoes away....HA! My favorite part of the redo is the kids had to pull out a drawer to put their shoes away!  LOVE IT!

Reorganizing a closet may not be the most exciting redo but I have to say, this one sure made me happy.  Its the little things ladies.

Enjoy the weekend ahead.

xoxo

Mickey








    

23 comments:

  1. Great post.. I love organizing. We're still in an apartment that's far too small with the addition of a baby, especially one that could become mobile at any time. I'm following your blog for future ideas! Also, can't wait to read more about your preschool tips. My mom was a early childhood teacher for many years but it's great to hear more opinions. :)

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    1. Hi Rebecca! Thank you so much for the follow! Your mom must be a lot of fun. I love the preschool ages, the children are so sweet and are always ready to have fun. I hope you have a great weekend and look forward to staying in touch.
      xoxo Mickey

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  2. What a beautiful redo and didn't take that much to do. Wanna do mine?! Lol

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    1. Hi There! If I could I'd love to do yours too! Sometimes I think it is easy to organize someone else's house then it is to do our own! Thank you so much for visiting, I hope you took a minute to follow along with us. Have a great weekend.
      xoxo Mickey

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  3. This is amazing!! Our coat closet is a DISASTER! I'm now motivated to buy a few storage boxes and throw out stuff in that closet we've not touched in three years! Thanks for the awesome ideas!

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    1. Hi Kate! Best of luck organizing your closet! Thank you for visiting!

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  4. We have a similar cubical storage shelf thing in our closet and I LOVE it! It keeps everything so organized!

    xo, Chelsie @ Life with Rosie

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    1. Hi Chelsie! I like it too cause you can hide the shoes inside and the closet always looks neat.! Thanks you for visiting.

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  5. What a difference a little organization can make right?! It looks amazing!!!
    xo Adriana
    Daily Dose of Design

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    1. Hi Adriana, Thanks so much for stopping by. It doesn't take much to make a huge difference.
      xoxo Mickey

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  6. It looks great! We really need to redo ours too. It's a giant mess. Thanks for the ideas.

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  7. It looks great! We really need to redo ours too. It's a giant mess. Thanks for the ideas.

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    1. Hi Shann, So glad you were able to stop by and say hello! I've followed you on G+ I hope you follow me too so we can keep in touch.

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  8. It turned out great! This reminds me that I really need to organize my own closet. www.littlemissfangirly.blogspot.com

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    1. Hi Diana, Thank you so much for stopping by and leaving your link. I am on my way there now I hope you follow me so we can keep in touch!

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  9. I like that organizer. The coat closet is one area that I really have to tackle again soon!

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    1. Hi Becky, These coat closets work hard, they are always in the need of a little organization!
      Please follow along with me!

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  10. That looks great! You've given me some ideas, thanks for posting. http://un-rehearsed.blogspot.com/

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    1. Hi Tiffany! Thank you so much for visiting. I hope you have followed us through g+ or subscribed directly. Thank you for leaving your link I am heading there now!

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  11. good idea and one I must copy. My closet is so unorganized . I definitely need to have something like you have.
    betsy

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    1. Hi Betsy, Target is great for budget friendly organization. Thanks for stopping by, I hope you will take a minute and subscribe!
      xoxo Mickey

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  12. Hi! What a beautiful and organized closet redo!
    I hope you will come back and join and share at Cooking and Crafting with J & J some time.
    Take care and enjoy the rest of the week.
    Julie

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    1. Hi Julie, Thank you so much for visiting. I would love to come back and link up, thanks for thinking of me.
      Wishing you a great weekend!
      xoxo Mickey

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