I know there are worse closets in the world..but this one always bugged me. It’s narrow, and DEEP…those shelves go a ways back. I can say one thing for this house, whoever built it planned on places for very usable storage. Very small bathrooms, but loads of closet space. Actually, that makes less bathroom space to clean, so I’ll take that too.
SO much JUNK in there though ----The first thing I did was move any pet care stuff to the nearly empty “above the desk” cupboard in the kitchen. It just made more sense to have that stuff in one place away from the cleaning supplies.
What a mix of messy!
And it wasn’t just the mess --- it was DUPLICATES and TRIPLICATES of stuff. I can’t tell you how many different floor cleaners and spot removers and pet odor control products there are in here. Many that aren’t needed because I haven’t had a pet with a problem since we moved Chloe OUTSIDE years ago!
I moved all the hot tub treatment stuff to a separate area also. Things should be CLOSE to where you need them.
What a difference!
I use the clear shoe boxes for shelf organizers a lot. They help keep “like things” corralled. The top white basket holds all the spare light bulbs. My goal is to use this stuff until it’s gone. I shouldn’t need to buy anything for a while due to all the duplicates and half full bottles of this and that.
Isn’t empty space on a shelf just such a nice feeling? MORE BREATHING ROOM!
And because the laundry closet is right next door to the utility closet – I tackled that too:
Much better in here too! But you know what? I notice I have half full bottles of products that I never finished using before I moved on to the next “newest latest greatest” thing. Why do we do that? I want to use it until that bottle is EMPTY – not just let it sit there 1/3 full, thinking it might be good for something some day, and not wanting to throw something out because it is not empty.
If we can ban ourselves from the fabric store to reign in our fabric purchases ---if I can struggle to keep myself from buying more sewing machines ---can we do the same thing with the products in our houses? Why have so many half empty bottles of stuff going at once? I am going to USE IT until it is GONE!
I've gathered all the chemical stuff I want to toss and am searching out a safe place to dispose of them.
The next closet in that hallway is the coat closet ---I think I’ll save that one for tomorrow. It’s time to think about SEWING!!