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This is the back of the closet. Joe’s closet also works as a garage since we don’t have anywhere else to put his tools, which over the years he has accumlated quite a few because of his job at Lowe’s. Also take notice of the clothes scattered throughout. Oh my!
The top shelf has an assortment of books, shorts and the Friends Scene it? edition. We are super Friends fans.
More unopened school books! Really?!
Okay, so here’s where I take a deep breath and stop mumbling under my breath about the costs of textbooks that sit unopened in his closet. The first thing I do when I organize anything is I clear out everything and start creating groups. For example, all of the tools went into one group. I emptied out his tool bag and sorted everything in that as well. I grouped things by nails & screws, measuring equipment, glue (Yes, there was more than one kind. I think there was about seven to be exact, and you all thought we were bad with our craft supplies?!), actual tools and drill kits. I put all of the drill kits into the plastic garbage in the right of the picture, which I was trying to find a home for. Once I have everything grouped I start putting things back based on need. In other words, if I don’t think we’ll be using a wet saw any time soon then I place it in the back of the closet on the bottom.
Once the tools were put away I moved to the clothes. I color coordinate the clothes based on type. In other words, dress pants, dress shirts, polo shirts, sweatshirts and jerseys. I also make sure to place these based upon how often he wears them. I also adore baskets! Those cuties were 3 dollars each from the Christmas tree shop. Those baskets hold the shorts that were strewn about on the shelf in the beginning. I find that baskets can make everything look tidier.
Check out all of the closet floor space once his golf clubs are carefully placed in an upright position. I forgot to take a picture of the golf clubs back in the closet. They now sit on the plastic container that holds all the tool kits.
I also added these babies. This closet does not have a light in it so it makes it virtually impossible for Joe to get ready in the morning without turning on a light. These lights do the trick though. They are battery operated and just stick onto the wall with tape. They turn on and off by touch and I believe they were ten bucks each. Well worth it in my mind, considering that twenty bucks equals more sleep for this mama.