When we travel it’s so nice to walk right in and empty the dirty clothes
right out of the suitcases into the washer and hamper. This room works like
a well oiled machine now that I’ve added so much storage!
I wanted to show
you how I’ve organized everything in the new cabinets on this wall:
As a reminder, here’s how this spot started — just a table for folding
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Problem was, that surface was always covered with STUFF.
We moved the upper cabinets from over the washer and dryer to this corner
instead. I keep our laundry items in one cabinet:
fabric shavers, stain spray, etc. on these shelves. It’s so nice to be able to reach these
new cat closet:
By the way, I used to keep some cleaning supplies in different areas — for
example, in an upstairs bathroom or in the basement. I’ve learned if I keep it
all in one spot I can keep track of what we need much better.
Because I installed four 18 inch cabinets below, we had 12 drawers to fill and
organize. Heaven! 😍 Here’s a look inside a few of them.
flat drawer bins for charging cords (separated into those for phones and for other
rechargeable items) and outlet chargers:
The other top drawers hold random stuff like sunglasses and pens and all of
our mail that needs to be sorted. I LOVE having all of the mail out of
The second and third rows are much deeper. This one is probably my
Is it weird to have a favorite drawer? 🙂
This one holds all the stuff I don’t
want to deal with at any given moment. Things I need to return, items that are
“to do’s” and little items I’ve picked for a future gift. I LOVE this
I put all of our extra office supplies into this one:
in your home. When I purged all of our stuff years ago I realized how many
rolls of tape we had. 😲 We’ll have tape, rubber bands, and paper clips till
the day we die.
Most of our gift wrap supplies used to hang in the closet, but I condensed it
down into this drawer:
And finally, the bottom set of drawers holds more utility items like extension
cords and remote switches:
Most of these are only needed around the holidays, but I wanted easy access
And our light bulbs are super easy to reach now as well:
No idea why we have so many light bulbs. They seem to multiply. Now that we use mostly LED I may just donate the older ones.
Adding all of this storage has me one step closer to a place for everything
and everything in its place! Some of these items were in
the closet in here before now, some were in the garage and some just floated around the house
till one of us dealt with them. Ha!
We even have an EMPTY drawer. As we use up some of the extras even more space
will open up. It took a few weeks for me to remember which drawer was what —
my husband will be opening a few at a time for awhile though. 😂
And of course, I had to have some pretty organization on display as