The Trick to Organizing The Hall Closet

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Today we are talking about organizing closets – you know those places where you can close the door and no one can see.

I know you have one too.

For me, it is my front hall closet.

I can not believe I am going to share it with you now – consider it a gift of humor.  And a push to organize your closet!

Closet Organization

Yup, that is the real deal.

And, my vacuum cleaners have just been moving around the house because they are suppose to be in there!

But look at it now…cue the orchestra!

Closet-Organization

How did I do it?

I knew I just did not have a system to get it organized, so I procrastinate.

Then, I found out about All Access Organizers from Rubbermaid available from Home Depot.  I picked up two large and one small.

Then, I got to work.  Threw things out and grouped everything into categories.  It turns out there actually wasn’t all that much stuff in there, it was just in chaos.

I put the small one on the top shelf to organize hats, gloves, etc.

Closet Organization

The great part is that there is a clear front so you can see what is in there.  You can fill from the top like a regular bin, but the magic is in the front…

Closet Organization

It opens right up so can access everything from the front as well.

But what really rocked my world was the 2 large bins I put on the floor.

Tablecloth-Organization

I have forever been moving around my tablecloths and not really finding a good place for them.  Now, this closet, which is right next to the dining room holds them all.  I stacked one right on top of the other, but I can still access everything from the bottom bin.  And I can see all of my tablecloths, know what I want, and easily remove them one at a time!

Easy-Tablecloth-Organization

These containers would be perfect in a playroom, laundry room, garage, you name it.

But for me, my world is much happier.  I know have a place to keep my  tablecloths, my closet is clean and my vacuums finally have a place to rest.

Closet Organization

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  1. Love the storage boxes. I haven’t seen them in Home Depot, guess they are fairly new. Very brave revealing the before picture, but with all you do where does one find time to organize closets anyway. Congratulations on a job well done and enjoy the fruits of your labor.

  2. I love that those bins open from the top and the front and the clear fronts. Great idea for my closet under the stairs.

  3. I am definitely going to make a trip to Home Depot. I thought I had my hall closet pretty organized with shoes, hats and gloves in baskets and a shelf for all the lightbulbs, TP and paper towels. But you have to SEE what you want! I’ve been putting off cleaning it out but now I’m inspired. Thank you!

    XO,
    Jane

  4. Laura,
    I have come to the conclusion that we all have our “untidy places”. If the rooms are spotless and the counters are clear, there is a dumping off, I’ll get to it, spot. I have the contents of the family room dumped in the surrounding rooms waiting for new carpet install on thursday. Will be so worth it.
    I would love the Rubbermaid containers for the craft area and so tired of the chaos.

    rick

  5. This is going to sound negative but while you can pull the table cloths out through the front, you’ll never get them back in. A suggestion I have is to hang your table cloths and put your jackets in the bins, especially if they are off season. Table cloths won’t need ironing if stored hanging (add a pice of pipe foam insulation to the hanger bar and hang over the thickened bar for no wrinkles. Or use the clips on a skirt hanger to hang them. I hope this works out for you but if not try my suggestion.

    1. Thanks so much for your thoughts! Actually, they are very EASY to put back in because they also open from the top – so you just pop it back in! Your idea for hanging them is fantastic – if only I had the hanging space!

  6. I hope you know that I can totally relate to this post, because we too have a hall closet filled with coats and vacuums and the like and I too have taken on the challenge of organizing it (which always seems to be a temporary fix). Guess it’s time to hit up the Depot!
    ~Denton (Assistant number still in question, Thistlewood Farms)