And now for the big reveal!!!!
Here it is, all clean and organized. Only what we find to be useful or believe to be beautiful is contained in this closet.
This bin contains hats and gloves. The number of hats is even smaller now after I went through them with my wonderful husband when he got home from work.
It's positioned on the smallest shelf of the shoe rack. I put it low so we could access it easily. If it was up on the shelf above, we'd end up hanging hats all over the place because it would be hard to put them away.
Empty space for guest's jackets. I removed about 50 hangers from the closet. My brother is using them now for his clothes in his room...well, he will once he hangs everything up off of the floor. :)
There is a folding chair and a step stool on the right. They are no longer buried behind so many coats its impossible to access them. I have used the step stool twice already!
These are our jackets. Basic needs are met, we have warm sweatshirts as well as light jackets and windbreakers. My nice wool trench coat is here as well.
I love the wooden hangers from Ikea!
Do you see the double layer of wood which is the shelf? The second layer used to extend the shelf all the way to the door but that made the shelf too deep for practical access.
It was already in two boards, I just stacked them so the shelf is more shallow now.
The red blob on the left is a neck pillow I like to use for long trips. When we got rid of our Minivan in favor of an extended cab Ford F150 there was no longer storage for it in the vehicle. Now I can reach the pillow and the fleece blanket under it when we leave for a long trip and can stay toasty warm when Hubby cranks the AC.
For several minutes after I finished this project, I sat on our couch reading but left the door open to the closet so that I could glance at it and smile.
I have one kitchen trash bag of Donation Items and one trash bag of trash.
I am so blessed to have started.