Does anyone have one of those awkward, under your staircase, catch-all closets with the sloping ceiling. Yes, the kind that you continue to bump your head on the ceiling regardless of the how many times you say, “I will never do that again!” Then BAM…once again your head meets the ceiling in a not so pleasant way. If you have one of these, you know exactly what I’m talking about. With these closets being small & awkwardly shaped they can be quite the challenge to organize. More often than not, the stress of making sense of a closet like this leads to it turning into a place to shove things & close the door, never to be seen again. The closet you are about to see had turned into just that.
My client is the mom of two small toddlers. Their rooms are upstairs, however, most of their toys stay downstairs so they can play with them while being around the family. The only problem is the toys were just cluttering up the living room with no where to be stored. We decided this closet would be a great place to store their toys yet be easily accessible when needed. I also wanted this closet to store a few overstock items from the kitchen pantry.
Let’s take a look at the BEFORE photos:
Here it is, AFTER I waved my magic organizing wand…
It’s amazing what inexpensive wire shelves can do! And these storage bins ALL came from the Dollar Store! Organizing doesn’t have to be expensive to be perfectly functional. A hidden closet like this is the perfect place to save money on inexpensive containers.
As I always say…
Keep it functional.
Keep it simple.
Kept it beautiful.