Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Hall Closet Makeover


We have a hall closet that gets A LOT of use. It's where we store towels, bed linens, diapers, cleaning supplies, craft supplies, and much much more.  Even though I worked hard to keep it organized, it was always an eyesore when left open. I wanted it to look nice but most of all I didn't want to have to constantly be reorganizing it to keep it from getting out of control.

 I decided I needed containers. I would have liked baskets (because they are cute) but let me tell you, baskets are not cheap (especially when you need 14 of them like I did). I searched stores and online for something that would work and eventually went with Snalis boxes from Ikea. Just a simple, white translucent container for $1.99 each. I am really happy with these. I realize now that wicker baskets wouldn't be best for holding cleaning supplies. Unlike wicker baskets, the Snalis boxes are easily cleaned.

I made labels for each box which may be more for aesthetics than practicality but love them!

I also got one larger size version of the Snalis box for $4.99 to hold diapers and wipes (I have 2 kids in diapers so of course I needed something giant!).

For all the linens (towels, bedding, table cloths, etc.) I chose the Antonius wire basket also from Ikea. They are a shallow, white wire basket at $2.50 a piece. So far they are working out very well.

Here is the result!



I love my hall closet so much I kind of like leaving the door open! With a specific box for everything, the closet is always neat with no need to clean it out.  Maybe you are bored now, but maybe you want to makeover your own closet! Go for it and let me know how it goes!
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