Organized Home Week 8 – The Hall Closet

Organized Home Week 8 - The Hall Closet

 

We are back at it!  Today we focus on organizing hall closets.  Hall closets tend to be narrow and sometimes double as linen closets.  Today we will focus on a multi-purpose closet that doesn’t include linens, but you can tweak it to fit your home.

As always, the first step is to clear out the space and clean the shelves.  The rest of the steps are detailed below.

Sort through items

Sort through items and create a KEEP, DONATE and THROW AWAY bin or section.  Decide what you want in this space so that you don’t make space for something that doesn’t need to be in this closet.

Choose the right storage

I like using baskets that match but are not necessarily the same.  In this closet I used the following two baskets depending on what I was storing.

 

 

Organized Home Week 8 - The Hall Closet

 

These are both from Target.

Organized Home Week 8 - The Hall Closet

 

Place items inside the containers.

Place items inside the containers sorted by type.

One basket can be for band aids.

 

Organized Home Week 8 - The Hall Closet

 

Another can be for lightbulbs.

Organized Home Week 8 - The Hall Closet

 

Another for batteries.  We go through so many batteries with our kid’s toys!

Organized Home Week 8 - The Hall Closet

 

Bins are great for small outdoor toys.  I like these plastic bins for kids outdoor chalk so that the bin can be easily cleaned.

Organized Home Week 8 - The Hall Closet

 

Maximize your space when placing bins back into the closet.

Place containers back into the closet.  I try to play with the placement so that I can get the greatest amount of bins into the closet.  Also, consider what bins you will use most or if some items need to be kept out of kids reach.

High shelves are great for infrequently used items like blankets or a bin with travel items.

Organized Home Week 8 - The Hall Closet

Label the baskets or the shelf.

Avoid unnecessary shuffling of bins by labeling the shelf.   This will help the space stay organized!

Organized Home Week 8 - The Hall Closet

Another idea is to add a cleaning basket to the hall closet if it is near a bathroom.

Organized Home Week 8 - The Hall Closet

Enjoy the results of your hard work!

Organized Home Week 8 - The Hall Closet

 

If you missed any of the other Organized Home posts, click below:

Week 1 – Organizing the Refrigerator

Week 2 – Organizing Kitchen Cabinets

Week 3- Organizing the Pantry

Week 4- The Master Bedroom

Week 5- Organizing the Entryway

Week 6 – Organizing Kid’s Bedrooms

Week 7 – Organizing the Laundry Room

 

Comments

  1. MorganizewithMe says

    This is such a fabulous looking space. I love the mix and matching of light and dark baskets. Target knows storage!

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