ReDesigning A Closet Organizer For A New Space

While I wait for my Pinterst Challenge project to dry, I thought it was time to give you an update on the closet organizing situation in our new master bedroom.

When we were in our last home we installed a Rubbermaid closet organizer (here), which worked really well for us. And since we were renting, when we moved, the closet organizer came with us.

Enter the room we chose for us in the new rental, and this is the closet within.

Yet another single rod, one shelf system. In our opinion, a serious waste of space, and a system that doesn’t work for us.

Why? Because this is what we had to find a home for…

‘Ours’, hung temporarily on a rolling clothes rack during the closet system installation.

His…

Could you tell this pile was ‘his’? What was your clue ;-)

And ‘hers’…

And this doesn’t include dresses, skirts, and shoes!

So we set to work taking the existing system down…

…which we re-installed in the basement for additional off-season coat storage.

We had to make some changes to the organizer configuration from the way we had it installed in the other home. The other closet was a bit longer, and had a set of built-in shelves at the same end that you see here.

But not this one. So we put the shorter bar on this end instead, which we use to hang pants at full-length.

We kept the double bars in the same location as before.

But what we completely changed is the addition of the baskets in the center of the closet. Did you notice, these are the same baskets that used to be in our laundry room in the last home (here)?

The only other addition is the basket on the floor (which may, or may not stay). That one wasn’t in the old laundry room, but it was used in a closet in the last house.

We actually had to put the closet together in two stages, because we needed to buy the brackets and shelving material to set the baskets on. But we wanted to install the system to this point first.

So this is a glimpse of stage one before the shelving was installed. The clothes were hung up temporarily in the interim.

One of the crucial components of this closet system is the tie rack. This is what happened to the ties while we were in limbo between closet systems.

They were hung over the quilt rack with the quilt of many colours… (I wrote about the quilt here). Imagine trying to pick out a tie first thing in the morning from this rainbow of colour!

Here’s a look at the tie storage now.

The rack actually slides out.

Like this…

Much easier to work with!

So in the end we have a similar configuration with some trade-offs, but with a closet that is far more functional than the traditional single rod, single shelf system you so often find.

The point of this post is just to show you how a Rubbermaid closet system can be redesigned into a new space, and still deliver equal functionality. And with this post what you also get to see is how baskets were re-purposed and integrated to optimize the usable space of this closet.

Do you have a closet system in your home? Would you be able to take it with you and redesign your new closet space with it if you moved?

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Organizing Under the Sink

Under the sink storage can be a bit of a pain because of the plumbing that gets in the way. There are lots of solutions out there from built-ins to baskets, but this one is a quick and easy favorite of mine.

It’s simple to install, inexpensive, and for its basic construction, you actually have a fair amount of flexibility in how you distribute the shelving. I have used this in a number of bathrooms, kitchens, and laundry rooms. And believe it or not, this little unit will hold more weight than you would think.

I meant to bring this post to you sooner, because right now Canadian Tire in Duncan has this unit on for 70% off, but the sale ends today!

Can you see the price? Yes, you read that right. It’s on special for $6.89 from $22.99. Seriously, this savings is worth its weight in gold.

So here is a little look at my most recent implementation of this storage system, just to give you some ideas.

Bathroom:

I had to get all of this…

    

into this…

At first glance it looks like there is lots of storage. But once you start to put things away and think about how often you’ll be using each item vs. ease of access, well that’s when you really realize how much space is wasted under the sink.

So here is how I installed the storage shelf…

I left the right end away from the wall just to show you how it can be made longer. See the extra shelving slats standing against the left wall? Those get clipped into place as you widen the shelf.

You can see how it’s been stretched out wall-to-wall here…

Do you see how the shelf pieces clip into place? And how they work around the plumbing? That’s what I think sets this storage option apart from so many others.

Here’s the fully filled shelves…

I like to use baskets because it’s easier to pull things out! Labelling is a good idea too, but you probably already know that if you read my Spring Into Organizing post.

And I opted to fill the space in front of the storage shelf…

…with larger items like this. But you might also like to leave that area bare.

Here’s a quick look at how I used this unit in the kitchen…

Notice I have the end facing out rather than against the wall. That’s because it utilized the space better once the plumbing was factored in. I chose to use the lowest shelf position for the bottom shelf, which could be considered a waste, but that’s the beauty of this unit. You can do whatever works for you and what you’re storing… and it’s so easy to switch if you change your mind! Who knows, I might change my mind on that bottom shelf yet ;-)

One last look at the whole area under the sink.

I keep the dishwasher detergent beside the shelf, and the compost bin beside the garbage pail. So having the unit turned is still easy to access. I just have to move the dishwasher detergent. Not a big deal!

This under-the-sink storage creation is good for so many uses, and it’s awesome because it’s not installed with any hardware. It’s a free-standing unit that you can take with you when you go, or reconfigure as you need to. So think students in dorms, that first apartment, kids’ closets – the shelf can change as they do, rental homes, etc.

Don’t forget, the sale ends today. But check around. They might be on sale in a different location at another time!

What do you do for your under-the-sink storage?

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Letting Go… When Your Furniture No Longer Fits

I love the tabula rasa of a new space, and the creativity it sparks. Working with what you have is what I love to do!

But right now I’m working with what ‘we’ have. Eeek!

As the process unfolds there comes a point for clarity. Can our existing pieces be married to this new space? Are they a match made in Heaven, or just a case of trying too hard? Sometimes it’s just better to let go and move on, but only you will know if that’s what you need to do.

Like this piece, the china cabinet.

It was purchased new many years ago. Worked at the time, has served its time, but doesn’t fit our lifestyle anymore. I have contemplated storing the top and using only the bottom, painting it out, changing the hardware… a bunch of different ideas have come and gone. So the time has come to ask the real question. Do we need this piece?

The answer, no. And part of that is because of this.

The buffet.

This antique was passed down to me from my Auntie Sharon a few years ago, and originally it belonged to my Great Aunt and Uncle. I’ve grown up with this piece always being in my Aunt’s home, so when she asked if I would like to have it, blown away is an understatement. I had the mirror made to match, and together they are now a prized package in our home that I wouldn’t trade for anything.

So to let the china cabinet go was an easy decision to make. We got as far as taking the picture and were going to try and sell it… But then I read this article by Maria Killam ‘Kiss Your Old Furniture Bye-Bye‘. And we realized that moving the piece on was the goal rather than holding out for a price that might never come…

Yesterday we passed the china cabinet on to my Dad’s neighbours, people we consider friends. They were very excited to have it become part of their home. Did we sell it? No. Some things are just meant to be.

And another piece I moved on last week was my prized Papasan chair. Gasp! Yes, you read that right. Papasan! I’ve had it since college, written many term papers in it, and well, we’ve always just had a thing! Papasan has been my buddy through many moves, phases and stages of my life. Papasan was my one and only piece of furniture for a while in my first apartment, has seen me through break-ups, make-ups, and yes, even the nursing of my now 16-year old daughter! Curling up and nursing in a Papasan? Oh yes, it can so be done.

Over the years the wood has become more worn, the cushion was recovered, but Papasan has been like a favorite pair of jeans I just couldn’t part with. Well until now. This move has me rethinking a lot of our ‘stuff’, and when I couldn’t convince my daughter that she needed this very ‘cool’, comfy chair in her room… Mom, it’s not cool… I knew the time had come to contemplate farewell.

So when Kaleigh’s friend Jaime fell in love the moment she curled up in Papasan, I could see a potential new owner. With crossed fingers, but a pounding heart, I took a deep breath and asked Jaime if she wanted to become the proud new owner of my Papasan chair. I was seriously pleased when she said yes. But I won’t lie. I needed a moment when it came time to say goodbye. You know, to swallow the lump in my throat… Days later I knew I had made the right decision when Kaleigh told me how much Jaime loves curling up and reading in her new chair! This feels pivotal, like Papasan’s journey has come full circle. How cool is that? And who says this chair isn’t cool??? My heart is warmed because I know Papasan is loved and in good hands.

So there you have it. Two pieces that no longer work for us, and we’ve opted to move on. One with little attachment, and the other a piece with huge attachment. Neither for money, but both to new owners who love these pieces in their homes. The feeling doesn’t get any better than that.

Next… our love seats. We can’t replace them right now, so we’re working with them. If you need incentive to work with what you have, this article by Kristie Barnett, ‘Sometimes Better is Good Enough‘ might help you maintain perspective. It was a great reminder for me!

Do you love the furniture in your home? Have you tried to mix it up lately? Anything you need to let go???

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Unpacking: Creating Order Out of Chaos!

I’m not really MIA, I’m just lost amongst the boxes!

We have the kitchen semi-functional… well, the food and our main dishes have homes. But you would never know it if you saw this…

And our bedrooms are kind of in order… that means we can find our beds and they’re made!

 

But the bathrooms still have to be organized…

 

And we won’t even talk about the office :-|

Seriously…

Every room (I’m calling them zones right now!) has a touch of order. I did say ‘touch’…

They’re like a garden that’s been partially weeded. You can tell where the weeding has and hasn’t been done!

Tonight we made some extra progress though, because we got the drapes hung up in our bedroom. Over this bright window.

They’re too short (that’s why there’s no picture), so they’re just hung up for now. But the morning is too bright, so something had to give. I’ll deal with the drapes later… I’ll just add them to the bottom of my ‘later’ list!

This gives you an idea of why the drapes mattered!

And this is at about 8PM or so. Can you imagine 6:30AM?

Did I mention that with unpacking and trying to put things away, a whole new world of organizing challenges opens up? Today I drew the line on that and bought a bunch of storage solutions… which I’m sure I’ll be sharing with you in another post!

I have to say, I’m looking forward to getting back to my routine. It feels so strange to be AWOL from my blog, Twitter, and Facebook. Basically, my computer in general. But at the same time I’m loving the challenge of creating order out of chaos!

Guess what I’ll be doing tomorrow?

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Basement Storage

Did you know that storage needs air flow? It’s really great to have abundant storage space, but if there’s no air flow the things you store will start to smell musty and stale.

The basement of the house we are moving to is huge, and maximizing its space is what we’re all about!

This is exactly what the basement looked like before we started to move things in.

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Right away I knew those cans of paint, the cardboard and the carpet pieces had to go!

And my mind kicked into shelving mode.

So once again Dad, my project partner and I teamed up to create function out of excess space. This is what we did for the shelving backing board while also considering air flow.

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We installed garden lattice made out of pvc material. The white is bright and finished looking, the pvc is plenty strong enough for the backing, and the open lattice will allow the air to flow easily.

Did you notice under the stairs? The paint cans are gone!

Next we put up adjustable shelving.

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Since we were reusing our existing shelving, these boards were only 6′ long, so we had to add another 2′ section to each shelf.

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If you look closely under the top shelf on the right you’ll see a small piece of wood joining the two shelves together. Each run of shelves on this side were secured together with the butterfly bandaid approach! The shelving on the left is all new, so it’s in 8′ lengths. These shelves are 16″ deep and the right are 12″ deep. If we weren’t reusing existing shelving, I would have had all the shelves at least 16″ deep.

Did you notice the frames on the floor under the right-hand shelving? Dad built these for our boxes to sit on that go on the floor. You should always lift cardboard boxes off the floor just a little because otherwise the cardboard may draw moisture out of the concrete. This will leave the box slightly damp, even in the driest of basements (this basement is bone dry), and the cardboard will also take on a bit of an odour. Guess what happens next? The smell penetrates what’s actually in the box. Who wants that?

Here’s my project partner! Do you remember him from some of my other projects?

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Every time I work with Dad I learn something new. He’s a great mentor, and this time I learned that I need to keep my drill bits with my drill, not in my tool box back at the other house! Luckily Dad brought along his own drill (he knows me so well!), and was able to keep the project moving forward!

So that’s a little glimpse into the beginnings of our move-in organizing. And yes, I have stuff on the shelves already! :-)

Do you have a basement? What have you done to maximize its space for extra storage?

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Spring Into Organizing

Spring Cleaning. Are you inspired yet?

If you’re thinking about the ‘to do’ list, but the thinking is bogging you down, have you considered starting with just a small area to rev up your momentum? Like maybe a closet or cupboard?

This mini project is just one bathroom drawer and a set of cupboards… there are more drawers and cupboards, but these were the ‘dirty little secrets’ that needed the most attention.

Drawer – Before:

Do you have a drawer that looks like this?

Or how about a cupboard that looks like this?

… Maybe in another area of your home?

First, I pulled everything out, and sorted like things together. Note the blue and white plastic baskets. They were less than a dollar each, and perfect for this project.

Don’t be overwhelmed when your surface areas suddenly look like this:

…and this:

Because this is your goal:

See, I wasn’t joking when I said a ‘small’ area!

This purging and organizing project took 3 hours, just to give you an idea. That sounds like a long time for a space this small, but you’d be surprised how quickly time goes by, especially in an area like a bathroom. Each item has to be addressed with the usual decluttering questions…

  1. Do I use this?
  2. Do I need this?
  3. Do I want this?

But in the case of a bathroom, you also need to check the expiry date of creams, lotions, medications, and other products like toothpaste, etc. The bottom line, if it’s expired it needs to be thrown out. Another thing to watch for is bulky packaging. You’d be amazed at how much space you can gain by removing items from their exterior packaging.

Now to start putting all the ‘keep’ items back. This is where you really need to focus on organizing, but before you get started, don’t forget to give the shelves a wipe. You never know when they’ll be this accessible again ;-)

This is how the drawer got put back together. Notice the Q-Tip box… we were one container short, so had to do a little improvising for the moment.

 

That’s the thing with organizing. Try to anticipate what you’ll for need for your new storage system and have your containers on hand. It’s better to have too many than not enough, because once you get going, you don’t want anything to interfere with the process. Just make sure you can return any extras. But if you do run short on your containers, don’t stop what you’re doing! A temporary place holder is better than a halt in the process.

Do you remember the blue and white baskets from earlier? Items were being sorted into them when the cupboard got emptied. Notice how they have now become storage containers for things inside the cupboard.

By using these baskets, I was able to fill a grocery sized bag with flattened boxes and packages for recycling! That doesn’t sound like a lot, but remember how small bathroom items tend to be…

And for the last step… Labelling.

The baskets are labelled with the main theme of their contents, but there’s no reason why labelling can’t be more detailed if you like. And in this case just the main bins and baskets are labelled. Did you notice that the First Aid basket is the only blue one? That was deliberate so it can be identified quickly from the rest.

The shelves of this cupboard are an awkward depth and the baskets actually had to have their plastic handles trimmed off in order to maximize the shelf space. And can you see the white wire mini shelves on the right? They were implemented, also to maximize the shelf space.  It would have been nice to use wicker baskets, but because of the odd shelf depth these were the best fit. And since this is bathroom storage, plastic will stand up to any excess moisture, and can be wiped down easily.

Just to recap…

Here is where we started:

And here is the cupboard now:

A place for everything, and everything in its place!

Do you have any ‘secrets’ lurking behind closed doors or drawers? What will you do to spring into action?

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First Steps to Selling Your Home

Are you preparing your home to sell? Have you started the purging process before listing your property? If you have, and I totally recommend that you do, is there a scene like this overwhelming you at every turn? This is what my clients faced as they set to work getting ready to list their house.

Believe it or not, once you start the process of purging it’s normal to go through a phase such as this. I didn’t say it was fun, and trust me, the sorting-purging-packing process often feels like chaos. You’ll question if there will ever be an end in sight. But if you’re going to sell, you’ll have to cross this bridge sooner or later.

Just remember the old mantra to handle an item once. What this really means is to make a decision piece-by-piece on what you’re doing with each item, and then do it. You need to decide if you’re keeping the item, if you’re going to donate it/give it away, recycle it, or if it’s flat-out garbage that needs to go. And then you need to follow through. The sooner you can empty out things that will not be moving with you, the better. Less truly is more in this case… less that you have to work around, trip over, bump into, move from one place to another and then back again… and it’s ultimately less to think about when it’s gone. If you do this one room at a time, you can see the results more quickly, and your home doesn’t feel so turned up-side-down through the process.

Tips:

  1. Clean and repair as you go. You’ll be glad you did!
  2. Keep a ‘to do’ list. Don’t rely on your memory when you have so many other things on your mind already.
  3. Make a ‘to buy’ list for small repair items, etc., and make your errands count – get as many things done in one trip as you can. Believe me, you will feel like you’re constantly running around if you don’t!

Be good to yourself. This is a very intense time with lots of emotions and additional stresses. The last thing you need to introduce is unnecessary stress on yourself. Make sure you eat, sleep, and drink lots of water! And don’t be afraid to ask for help when you need it.

Do you remember where you started?

Celebrate each space that you finish, no matter how small…

Here is how the space was staged once their purging was done, and by working with what they already owned.

Simple, elegant, and ready to list!

Remember, if you’re planning to list, now is the time for a staging consultation. Why compromise that first impression?

If you want a staging service that sells contact me to see how we can help. Creating a ‘welcome home’ feeling for potential buyers is the goal; showcasing your investment is what we do!

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Multi-purposing Pantry Pull-outs

Have you ever looked at pantry pull-outs and imagined using them in a slightly different way? Like maybe built-in storage for your clothing?

I thought Dear Genevieve’s episode of a 300 sqft apartment makeover (yes, I said apartment!) demonstrated this alternate use for pantry pull-outs brilliantly. Unfortunately I don’t have images of the exact pull-outs to share, but would definitely recommend you check out Dear Genevieve on HGTV to see this episode for yourself.

Here is an example of the style I’m referring to… just imagine the oven as another drawer!

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You can adjust the design of the actual shelving to suit your storage needs, but the basic principle is ultra functional. In Dear Genevieve some of the pull-outs were double-width and able to accommodate hangers! What a great space-saving alternative to stand-alone dressers and high-boys, not to mention a clean look for a smaller footprint space… or any space for that matter.

What do you think? Would you opt for built in storage like this to maximize your space?

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A Collector or A Hoarder? See What Nate Says!

My passion is to work with what you already have before buying new… after you’ve decided what stays and what goes. See yesterday’s post on the ‘how’, ‘what’ and ‘why’ of your things to help you figure out what to keep and what to move on.

So the question has come up: why do I prefer to use what you already have if it’s a new look that’s desired?

Simply put, I believe in the story of your pieces… and everything you collect has a story. It’s these meaningful pieces that form the visual connection between you and your home. How and where they are integrated can make all the difference in creating a ‘new’ look.

If you think about it, your home is a collection of ‘things’, and the way you ‘collect’ is over time. But buying everything new all at once is purely a collection of new objects without any meaningful story behind them. That’s not wrong, it’s just a different approach than mine.

 

Then the question: if your home is a collection of things over time, how does this not become hoarding? What is the difference between a collector and a hoarder?

Rather than trying to answer this for you, click on the video to learn how Nate Berkus makes the distinction… and Nate is clear, he likes his ‘stuff’!

In the clip Nate also mentions Geralin Thomas. Geralin is a disorganization specialist and the founder of Metropolitan Organizing. Below Geralin describes some of the primary differences between a collector and a hoarder.

The Primary Differences Between Hoarders and Collectors

Collectors value and categorize their belongings, often showcasing them in display cases or archives. Hoarders often lump things together without the benefit of system or sequence.

Collectors often carry great pride in their treasures, and delight in exhibiting them to any interested party. Hoarders are often embarrassed and hide their belongings (home, car, etc.) from co-workers, neighbors and even repairmen.

Collectors are usually able to classify, quantify and articulate their exact knowledge of the various items in their collection. Hoarders will assign inflated values to arbitrary things based primarily on sentiment.

Collectors house their collectibles in specific environments, and often find joy or contentment in the company of their treasure. Hoarders harbor little rhyme or reason within the muddle of their mess. Exquisite jewels might be kept with worn socks, rare books in a dirty dog kennel, or cherished photographs among old and slowly decaying magazines.

To read the whole article, click here.

Collector or Hoarder?

 

You hold the key.

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It’s Your Space: Tell Your Story

If you’ve been reading my blog posts you will see that I have been closing with…

If you want a remarkable space that tells your story, contact me to see how we can help!

So what does this mean, a remarkable space that tells your story?

To me, a remarkable space is visually appealing with interest and intrigue, it’s functional, feels good to be in, and most importantly it tells your story.

Everything you have in your home has come from ‘somewhere’ for ‘some reason’. Pay attention to ‘how’ things are acquired, ‘what’ they mean to you, and ‘why’ they remain.

Simply put, the story is all in the details.

When you understand the ‘how’, ‘what’ and ‘why’ for the pieces in your home, you are able to see each piece for what it is. And this is when you will know whether the ‘reason’ for the piece is ‘right’ for you.

No matter what, a story will unfold. It’s up to you how it’s told.

So why this post? I just read a great blog post by Jenny from A Little Green Notebook called ‘Are We Overexposed to Design?‘ I think Jenny has hit on something very real, and based on the endless comments from her readers, they think so too. I urge you to read Jenny’s post so you can weigh in with your own thoughts.

My thoughts…

As professionals in the very dynamic world of interior spaces, we help our clients tell their story in their space… piece by piece, room by room, chapter by chapter. How that story unfolds depends on our own ability to translate our client’s personality into their space. So make sure you surround yourself with things that are meaningful to you, and that make you feel good. If you keep things that grind at you, it’s time to ask yourself why. Gather together all the pieces that have a ‘right reason’ in answer to the ‘how’, ‘what’ and ‘why’ they’re in your space. Let the rest go. Who knows, what you let go today may become part of somebody else’s story tomorrow.

It’s our job to put memories in motion through the use of props (our client’s belongings), and create a motion picture (a visual story in a setting) starring our client. Anything added to enhance the setting or the scene is no different than an ‘extra’ on a set… nice to have for a finishing touch, but not the key feature.

Great spaces are not about great expenditures. They may or may not incorporate the latest trend, style, colour, or design, but ultimately a remarkable space is soulful and purposeful… for you. How we get there is built on the foundation of what matters to you.

 

If you want a remarkable space that tells your story, contact me to see how we can help!

 

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Display of Affection

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