Sometimes it only takes a couple of minutes to accomplish something to make the house seem cleaner and more organized. I love these little projects that give me a sense of having done something worthwhile when I get home from work. This project involved cleaning and organizing a closet. I need to do a lot more of this, but at least this was a start. Crème approved of the project.
This mess had been bothering me for a while. Douglas’ shoes are just in a pile in the hall closet. This makes it very difficult to clean in here.
You can see just how rarely I do clean that closet by the amount of crap I swept out. There was a whole other cat in there.
After I swept everything out, I went to the basement to get a crate. We have a lot of them in there.
While cleaning out the crate, I found this hanging basket. It used to hang in Douglas’ kitchen before he moved in with me. I had been looking for it for a while, but since it never turned up, he thought that perhaps he had left it behind. I wanted to use it to hang plants in the windows.
I snipped out the middle basket so that the plant on the bottom would have more space.
I added yarn to the middle basket to hold a plant in another window. I will come up with a more permanent solution, but this works for now. Hopefully, these plants will start to grow better. They have been struggling for a while, and I have not found a good place for them.
Now back to the closet, the shoes look much more orderly now that they are in the crate. Maybe someday I will find a more attractive container for them, but in the meantime I am a happy with this solution. As you can imagine, it only took a minute to throw them all in, and they will be a lot easier to clean around now.
Yay for fifteen minute organizational projects! Here is the before and after.