**For an updated look at this closet, and video tutorial, go here**
Today I am sharing the art closet organization, take 2. I mentioned in the original post
that I was happy with the function of the space. But, wanted to up the style and pretty for the closet. Also I wanted to try and find a way to organize with the colors. I gave the kids rules, two shelves are green for go. Have at it, be creative. Yellow, slow your roll and ask before you partake in the artistic fun. Finally red; stop, do not pass go, ask and you might receive. This is the adult supervision section of the art area. I wanted to figure out a way to make the colors correlate with bins or shelves.
The nice hallway was hiding a dirty, unorganized secret lurking in the closet….
Here is how I left it after the great organization. It worked, but I needed to make it fancy.
The boy’s and I headed to Home Depot for some organization options. Actually we were there for some other things, but I figured I would take a look at the bin and basket options here. I lucked out and found this car cart for Caleb and Gavin to ride in while I shopped. I also only had two kids, it made this trip so easy. Truth time, I would purchase a fold up version of this that could fit three kids and take it to every store. All day, everyday. Not even care what I look like. These trips are so much smoother when one of these are available.
I found these. This is in no way a affiliate link or promotional post. I am just sharing what I found and wanting to help you all out. I found these amazing organization bins. There was green, yellow, and red. I could not believe my luck! This was my best case scenario. I was imagining possibly having to weave color specific paper in the shelves because I assumed the colors would not be an option. But, I was wrong. I found these, and grabbed them up before some other person took my colors. There could have been lurkers waiting to pounce. They only had one yellow left. It was mine!
Love this color!
These were also larger bins, so there is room to put more stuff. I transferred the coordinating color limited objects into the new bin. Easy transfer, I realized I am really into organization, I enjoyed this way too much.
It all fits so nicely. Easy for me, the kids, or Dale to get in and see what goes where when putting things back.
I then wrote what is in each bin. I would have gotten fancy by typing it out. Or making some kind of nifty label. But, this works, gets the job done. I am not a perfectionist, even though many assume I am. This closet being organized and pretty is where my happy place is.
All set up in the closet. They fit perfectly too. I was worried that they would be just a little too big. However it fit like a glove, a dream, color coordinated, art organization glove. Once I was done all three kids were really excited about this new development. I think I need to lead by example and get more of a life for all involved. My kids got way too excited. It is a long winter in Wisconsin and this is how we let loose,
Next step in this space is figuring out a way to organize my overflowing Thirty-One bags. I still need some brainstorming to get some ideas. As most things in life, this is a work in progress. Most of our home is a work in progress. We have three kids, life, jobs, deadlines, and maybe some down time that get in the way. Who am I kidding, we don’t have down time at all. I introduced a new series here at Our house now a home called weekend DIY warrior
where I will share with you the craziness and projects we are working on over the weekend. We worked on the laundry room more this past weekend. I am hoping to have a beefier tutorial on another portion of the laundry room. This was not my planned lead off post for the week. But, there is still a few things done before I share what we did with the floor in there. Follow along through out the week and see when that fun tutorial with lots of helpful hints pop up!
On a serious note, any ideas on how to organize those bags on the top shelf better in the closet? I figure I have people here, following along, speak your mind and help me out. Built ins, more shelves, bags inside bags…? What do you think will work the best?