Friday, January 12, 2018

One Down

I took some time yesterday to work on the guest room closet. It tends to be a catch all area in addition to housing some of my cross stitch supplies and my gift wrapping supplies.

I had one of those old time gift wrap holders that hung from a hanger. I think I purchased it from a Current Catalog many years ago.  It was looking worse for wear and it was not really doing a good job at making everything accessible.   One day I was browsing the organizational area at TJ Maxx and came across a hanging organizer that I thought might work better for me.

Here it is with some of my gift bags and tissue paper stacked inside. The boxes on the top hold some supplies.

Tape, scissors, pens and gift tags.

I used this small wastebasket to hold all the rolls of paper.

A close up view.

One of the things I like about this hanging organizer is that I can push it out of the way when it is not in use.

I use the baskets on the shelf for my q snaps and my project bags. The little folding table keeps some of my current patterns handy along with my stitching journal. On the floor of of the closet is my basket of Works in progress. Stitching bags are hung on a sturdy holder attached to the wall.

I purchased another organizer to store my stash of cross stitch fabric. It works great as well. Best of all I can put an organizer on each end of the closet where they can live until I need to use the supplies that are stored safely away.

Of course I feel very smug right now. I just hope I can keep my things organized on a long term basis. The struggle is real ladies!


Mary said...

I wish I had a closet that was as organized as yours!! Good luck with keeping it so clutter free!!

Sandy said...

I am green with envy. My closets are organized, but so full I often have to move things to get to something behind. I really must get rid of some stuff!

Preppy Empty Nester said...

You are a great inspiration, Arlene. Now I have to get up off my derriere and get started on mine! Enjoy your weekend!

Robin in Virginia said...

Like your idea if using a waste basket to corral the rolls of wrapping paper! I might have to borrow that idea, Arlene. Enjoy your Friday!

Karen said...

You did a fabulous job of organizing. I love to gift wrap presents.

Mrs.T said...

Great work, Arlene! My computer room is the most cluttered in my house and it's on my list of goals for January. The closet in this room is used as my craft closet mostly and it needs reorganizing badly. Many of the things cluttering the room can go there. I've found some shelving units in closets at my dad's home that I plan to use in our closets. We will see how it all goes! You're definitely an inspiration!

Terri D said...

Good job!! I like the organizers you found.

RJ said...

Great ideas and your closet looks super. RJ