Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Creating Storage Space

We live in a small ranch style home with no garage.  Because of this we have been creative in using every inch of space we can.  When you have six people living under one roof, it is helpful to have storage space.

This past weekend we put up shelving in our laundry room in order to more efficiently use it as a pantry also. I had been looking online for shelving for awhile and we were able to get a great deal on floor to ceiling adjustable shelving.  YAY!

I am still attempting to get it all organized, but it has already made such a difference.  We can walk in and quickly find what we need.  Love it!

Now that we have the laundry/pantry almost complete, we are looking into making our walk-in closet (which shares a wall with the laundry room) into a family closet.

I first learned of a family closet from watching 17 kids and Counting.  We don't have TV, but we were able to watch the old episodes on Netflix.  Michelle Duggar basically stated that by having a family closet she doesn't have to worry about clean clothes ending up on the floor and then back in the laundry basket before being worn.  That happens in our house more than I care to admit.

I asked my husband if it would be possible. When I did, I thought for sure he would not think it was as great of an idea as I did.  I was wrong!

I could see the wheels in his head started turning.  I was excited!  He liked the idea.  YAY!

Then I realized that his liking the idea was more about being able to knock down a wall.

So it looks like we are going to knock out a doorway from the laundry room into our walk-in closet.  It will be so convenient.  We are then going to put shelving in the kids closets so all of their toys will have a place and we will have extra storage for blankets and other items. 

This will be the year that I get our home organized!

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