Monday, January 23, 2017

Maximizing our space...

If you have been following along for pretty much any amount of time you know we are currently in the middle of selling our house. Currently we only have about 40 days left to pack. I have packed a lot of the items we don't use every day or items that we won't need in the next month or so...

Here is what our hall closet looks like on a day to day basis....


The door organizer has wire shelves. I have containers in them to keep the items organized and keep them from sliding through the cracks/sides. The containers separate the ointments, the medicine cups, the oil, etc. from each other. TIP #1: The separate container inside of the shelf is a super big help! TIP #2: The items that are ok for the kids to reach are also closer to the bottom within reach for them.

I took a picture of each shelf for closer detail. The top shelf has our extra paper towels and toilet paper. We just TIP #3: keep one of each in that spot but then all the rest is downstairs. (right mom?!?!? ;) This is because there is limited storage space upstairs and so we don't have to go all the way downstairs when we realized we need tp. ;) I also have our travel sized items in a box as well as all our nail stuff.


The next shelf has a TIP #4canned good organizer on it. This is looking pretty bare right now...there are times it's fuller but as of now we are pretty minimal.This makes things easy to get to and easy to see. We don't have to move anything around to get something else out.


This shelf is one of my main requests in our next house...please have a drawer in the bathroom for my toothbrush and make-up. TIP #5: We live out of our travel bags. ;(  This way you don't have to store the travel bags somewhere else. This also keeps you from thinking you need lots more make up too! LOL! The kids have a cup with their brushes and paste and then we have a cup with face lotions. The back of the basket is all of Sloane's hair rubber bands.

Next has what one would call their junk drawer!?!? This brown basket is TIP #6: miscellaneous items. We have the pens and pencils in the container. Then we have this drawer from IKEA. I should have taken a picture of the inside but I forgot. It holds our extra chargers/cords, and other misc. items. TIP #7: I use binder clips to hold each charger cord separate. 

TIP #8: Lastly we have the school supply shelf. This is within reach for Wyatt and Sloane. There is paper. Then TIP:#9 the drawer with all the crayons, markers, colored pencils, etc. I also keep our extra hand towels and bath rug on that shelf.

I hope this helps with a little organization in a small space. The 10th and final tip: only keep what you ACTUALLY USE. We you are buying items don't buy a HUGE amount because you don't have a place to store them. 

If you missed my first post about how we best use the space in our bedrooms you can read it HERE

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