Clearly we’re on an organizing kick at the moment because after we got the foyer closet done it was finally time to get the utility closet done downstairs
There was crap everywhere because we had no place to put all our cleaning supplies. Because, hello, noooooooo shelving
It also made the laundry shuffle a little challenging. And when we needed to find cleaning supplies we had to go through a giant box or shit all over the floor.
Like the upstairs closet Ethan ripped out the old stuff in here. There wasn’t much so it literally took about 5 minutes for him to rip everything out
Then Chris got things patched, primed and two coats of white. Because it’s a utility closet we don’t need any fanciness. We opted for standards and rails with wire shelves, simple and inexpensive. And the good news is all the brackets were leftover from another project, so we didn’t have to pay for them, hooray
Once we got the standards and rails installed I spent about 30 minutes putting things together
It was simple – items we hardly use on the top and very bottom. The middle was all our extra paper towels, rags and the cleaning supplies we use frequently. The after isn’t glamorous, but it is finished and organized!
And there isn’t shit all over the floor anymore!
I know people probably find it a little ridiculous that we’re spending time organizing closets when we hate the kitchen so much, but honestly, getting shit put away gives us peace of mind. So many of the closets have literally NO shelving in them, so none of the items can be unpacked. Everything is just sitting in boxes or all over the floor and it makes it incredibly frustrating to find anything. They’re also relatively inexpensive makeovers, so it makes it easier to get done. And the fact that we can now find the 409 after shit has been spilled everywhere is very nice 🙂