This is one of our loyal and favorite repeat clients! We have worked on several areas of their home in the past, this time it was a few select areas that had grown unruly.
-The Master Closet.
-The daughter’s tiny closet in her room.
-The daughter’s spare closet in another space in the home.
-The daughter’s bathroom.
-The Medicine/Hallway Supply cupboard shared by the household.
The Master Closet: Our client wanted an overhaul in her closet after purging a TON of clothes. During our supplies consultation (we ask a lot of questions regarding how the client uses the space, most worn type of clothing etc etc) we established a need for some new lidded fabric containers for items rarely used, a shoe rack, as well as some purse hangers that not only are better for your purse straps, but also look beautiful in any closet. Acrylic Purse Hangers – Luxe Bag Care Amazon
First we switched all the clothes to the hangers the client wanted (recycling the dry cleaner wire hangers) then organized by use, style and colors. We built the new shoe rack, and swapped old fabric containers for our lovely new ones, Fabric Lidded with Wooden Handles M Design
After labeling the containers with the wonderful magnetic labels we found at The Container Store, Magnetic Labels for Fabric Baskets TCS, we loaded up our cars with the purged items and took them all to a local donation center.
The Daughter’s Closet(s): Our clients daughter has a tiny closet in her room & had resorted to using two other spaces in the home which was driving her crazy. She felt totally disorganized and finally waved the white flag. She said she resisted using our services (her Mom is a long term repeat client of ours) because she felt she should be able to do it herself. We often hear this and understand how this feels.
We assessed the three spaces during our consultation with her and again, asked a lot of questions regarding her routine, her most used clothing style, and most importantly her frustrations and challenges. For her, it was feeling like her clothes and shoes were spread out in 3 different areas so visualizing her outfit was almost impossible.
We really didn’t need many supplies and repurposed 95% of her existing items. We organized her closet in her room with items that she wears most of the time – jeans, sweats, t-shirts ,hoodies. She works at home and rarely dresses up to go out.
We used the hall coat closet for ALL her shoes – all boxed by style and color for ease of use, as well as using the hanging storage cubbies for ALL her purses.
We used the big cupboard with the rolling rack (the least accessible area for her) for her dresses, formal pants, and ALL her tall boots.
She was utterly amazed at how fast we made the transformation (less than 3 hours for 3 people) and was so incredibly grateful. We then spent less than an hour organizing her bathroom drawers and cabinets.
Medicine/Hallway Supply: These hallway cupboards were so oddly shaped (almost triangular) with lots of awkward spaces that it was a challenge to store and find much at all.
Our lovely clients had been using the space for overflow bathroom, medical and back up supplies but it was frustrating that they would not fit much or stay organized due to their tricky size.
We changed things up a little and purchased some acrylic adhesive wall organizers which we knew would be perfect for light weight, small dental accessories as well as medications and vitamins; in this skinny space it would allow us to double up and avoid wasted height. Acrylic Adhesive Wall organizers – M Design
We also purchased a lazy susan for the back stock vitamins, making it easier to see what you need with a quick spin to avoid buying what they already had (a common problem in many households).
We used large lidded fabric containers for bigger items that are rarely used (think heating pads, breathing treatment equipment and covid tests and masks). This allowed us to utilize the up til now dead space by stacking the containers 3 high.
As you can see from the photos, the space has been fully utilized with each shelf holding like with like items for a logical and easy to use system for our clients.
Our client, and her daughter, were so happy!