Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Totally Organized Tuesdays: Junk Closet Edition

If you have been reading my blog  for awhile now you probably remember my Junk Cabinet from my old house. Well apparently having a whole cabinet full of junk wasn't enough so we now have a junk closet.

There is a reason there isn't anything on the bottom shelf and the bottom two rows of the over the door shoe organizer. That reason would be these little guys. By the way, if you are building a house and have kids....get round door knobs not the oval ones. The child locks don't work on them....just saying ;)
I needed a spot to put all the little stuff that doesn't have a home so I grabbed this over the door shoe organizer at Target ( who says it has to be for shoes?). For example, the boy's craft supplies, scissors, tape, glue, label maker, screw drivers, and hammers. I also added diapers and wipes so when I buckle the kids in the car and forget I don't have any diapers, I won't have to go upstairs to get them.
So we would know what is in each pocket and where to put it back I labeled each pocket. I took clear name badge holders cut scrapbook paper to fit in it and attached it using a clothespin. To make it easy to change up the labels as our needs change, I wrote on the name badge instead of the paper so it can be wiped off.

The baskets on the shelves haven't changed  since the junk cabinet at my old house. I have a basket that holds camera accessories, phone accessories, batteries, light bulbs, card. games, and scentsy stuff.

I love that this closet is full of JUNK but looks anything but JUNKY. I think I am going to take the same concept and work on my craft closet because it is JUNKY!

The fabulous parties I am linking up to:
Lil Luna
Organize and Decorate Everything
Crystal and Co.
House of Hepworths
Delightful Order
Tatertots and Jello
Be Different Act Normal
I Heart Naptime
Tip Junkie
A Bowl Full of Lemons
Let Birds Fly
Somewhat Simple
Fingerprints on the Fridge
Tidy Mom
320 Sycamore
Spring Into Organization Link Party

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Katalina Jewelry said...

That the best looking junk closet I've ever seen! I like how you labeled each pocket of the shoe organizer.

Sarah @Twin-rific said...

I have several junk cabinets - drives me nuts! This is inspirational! Newest follower from Lil Luna's party.

Jenny @ Simcoe Street said...

Great job!!

Crystal said...

Love it! I need to do this- the perfect solution.

Thank you for linking up and sharing. I am going to post this over on Facebook as well. :)

Kyra @ caramelpotatoes.com said...

Can you just come to my house and fix my closets - Ha! Love it!
New followers via Somewhat Simple. Come by for a visit, we know you'll find something delicious!

Feral Turtle said...

What a clever idea for using a shoe organizer! I might use this in my craft room. Thanks!

Marie said...

Love that you used the shoe organizer! Great job! So glad you linked up with us at Show & Share!


~The Bargain Babe said...

Love how you used clothespins to label the shoe organizer!

Natasha said...

great idea! .love the clothes pegs

Would LOVE it if you could share this on my link party Serenity Saturday over at www.serenityyou.blogspot.com

Natasha xx

Delightful Order said...

You've been featured!


Thanks for sharing,

Anonymous said...

What prevents the little guys from dragging up a stool or chair and getting into this organizer? Childproof door locks?

Krista said...

Yes I have locks on almost every door in my house that we use a key to get in. We keep a key on top of all the door frames. It's kind of a pain but worth it.

Heather said...

Yup! I love the junk closet, and that is what I worked on this week as well. Pretty crazy to see how much junk I throw in there! You can see my post here http://www.townsend-house.com/2012/03/project-simplify-week-4.html

BusyWorkingMama said...

Good job! I love the labels and using clothes pins for the job.

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