The closet is perhaps one of the most painful things to organize, even (or especially) when you don’t have one. In moving to our loft space we were left closetless. Where do you put your stuff when you don’t have a closet or dresser? Well, this is what we lived like for nearly two months:
Disgusting. What do you do when you can’t live like this any longer? Build closets of course! Naturally, this is not an easy task and really the construction process was a bit over my head but luckily there are people who know how to make cabinets. So, we had a set built to perfectly fit in our space. My job was to paint (that I can do!):
The final product:
Now we have closet space but we still need to clear out all the items that take up unnecessary room. Emily Wilska gives us her final piece of advice in our Storage and Organizational Guide on how to organize the closet
Emily Wilska is an Inaugural Certified Professional Organizer and the owner of the San Francisco based company, The Organized Life. She is a member of the National Association of Professional Organizers (NAPO), and the Director of Professional Development for the NAPO-SFBA Chapter. She is the Editor of the BellaOnline Organization site, the chair of the Scheme Committee of the Board of Certification for Professional Organizers, and the Editor of the NSGCD‘s newsletter, The Chronical. Emily is also the author of Knack: Organizing Your Home.
I enjoy wood paneled station wagons, German food and senior citizens (I am 80 years old at heart). Nearly every weekend I am taking photos at other people's weddings and I have a blog of my own (but I don't update it often enough). I love to paint, sew and knit. Check out my DP Staff profile on Hatch.