The saga of “unhappy little metropolis closets and the best way to maximize area in them” continues 😂
You guys keep in mind a pair weeks again once I shared our Grasp Bed room closet re-do, proper? Properly, as we speak I’m excited to share half two: NEAL’s closet re-do. Hold studying for earlier than pictures, and lot’s of images of the brand new makeover, and our favourite options about it!
We’re so lucky to have had the assistance of The Container Retailer for this enterprise–we definitely might NOT have completed it alone!
Proper now, they’re operating a 30% off the Elfa methods (together with set up, too!) used right here and in my main bedroom closet! They aren’t only for closets both–pantry, storage, laundry room (er, laundry closet in our case) and extra. I can’t advocate these closet techniques sufficient!
Oh–and one of the best half–in contrast to different closet methods, you’ll be able to simply add, take away and reposition drawers, cabinets, and all the things else as your wants change, or should you transfer! Sure–this can be a rental pleasant closet group system!
When you’re thinking about getting organized within the new yr, undoubtedly make it a precedence to get into The Container Retailer earlier than the sale ends on February 26th!
- 1 Workplace Closet Earlier than:
- 2 Neal’s Closet After:
- 3 Kick off with a Contained House Specialist
- 4 Customise your closet with an in-store designer:
- 5 Store for ending gadgets:
- 6 Set up:
- 7 The Completed Product:
- 8 Our favourite options:
Our closet state of affairs:
So, earlier than we leap into the large reveal, I needed to provide you a refresh of the storage state of affairs within the Loftus family.
To provide the lay of the land: in our apartment, we now have three bedrooms with three very small closets. Whereas there are such a lot of superb issues we love about our area, the storage state of affairs just isn’t one among them. Once we determined to purchase this place, we knew getting into that we have been going to need to be very intentional about how a lot we owned/acquired and that group was going to be key.
Quick ahead three years…and the LAST phrase anybody would ever use to explain this place is “organized.” It was a catastrophe. Neal had garments unfold out over three totally different closets (our main bedroom, his workplace, and the visitor room) and it was lastly determined that I might get your complete grasp closet (as a result of he will get the entire dresser in our bed room and he has his personal workplace, with an workplace closet) so subsequently, we might transfer his foremost closet to his workplace.
So–as soon as once more, identical to our grasp closet earlier than pictures, that is one thing else to file beneath the “I can’t consider I’m sharing this photograph on the web class”–however right here’s a earlier than photograph of Neal’s closet–which beforehand simply housed numerous overflow crap and a handful of his shirts 😂(?)
Workplace Closet Earlier than:
Neal’s Closet After:
Prepared for the after reveal!?
Like HOW is that the identical area!? I actually had no clue how horrible the previous closet format was. (Laughing to myself as I’m remembering studying the itemizing on our rental earlier than we purchased it–“professionally designed customized closets!” 🙄Psh. YEAH RIGHT.)
So–what does the method seem like precisely? I touched on this in my first publish, however in case you missed it, I’ll share once more!
Customizing your closet with The Container Retailer–what the method seems like:
Kick off with a Contained House Specialist
That is completely not a required first step–however undoubtedly on that I might advocate in the event you aren’t good at spacing, or um, organizing. 😂
I’ll have talked about this earlier than…however truthfully, no one ought to belief me so far as they will throw me with ANYTHING that requires spacial consciousness or measuring. I used to be actually nervous about this aspect and was so relieved to seek out that The Container Retailer has “Contained House” specialists– native skilled organizers that they pair you up with to help together with your challenge.
Truthfully, I can’t TELLLLLLL you ways massive of a distinction it will make. I acquired paired up with the FABULOUS Shellie and Hannah from Chicago Organized House (Shellie truly occurred to learn my weblog already. SO COOL!) and we had a bit face time session to kick issues off. I confirmed them the closets (the main bedroom and Neal’s closet) they usually made so many recommendations that I by no means would’ve considered.
(When you reside in Chicago I HIGHLY advocate hiring Chicago Organized Residence on to assist with any of your group wants! They’re phenomenal!)
They helped me provide you with an inventory of options (lots of which I might’ve by no means dreamed to think about) to debate at my appointment with my in-store designer. This brings us to the subsequent step:
Customise your closet with an in-store designer:
After chatting with Shellie and Hannah, I went into my native retailer and met with an Elfa designer named Paul, who was fantastic. We walked by means of all of the design choices, I offered him the specs/measurements, in addition to what I had mentioned with Shellie and Hannah. (Hannah additionally occurred to be within the retailer too, so she popped over into our assembly and it was tremendous useful!)
I used to be actually adamant about having drawers in each closets, which is absolutely tough given the tight area and the way a lot hanging room we would have liked, however Paul discovered a approach to make it occur! He additionally positioned the entire order for me proper there (so I didn’t should cope with it!) and you may schedule an set up at that time as nicely. It’s so quick–often in simply a few days! Listed here are some pictures I snapped of the method–it was so cool to be aside of!
Store for ending gadgets:
After our assembly with Paul, Hannah and I perused the shop for different necessities I wanted that weren’t a part of the Elfa closet–like these baskets that we used for Neal’s closet (and a bunch of different stuff for my very own closet). I might’ve been so overwhelmed with out her–I can’t stress sufficient how straightforward they made the decision-making course of. She principally made suggestions of what we would have liked and I simply had to decide on the design type I favored.
Then got here set up day–the place they took care of ripping out my previous crappy closet shelving, and put in the brand new shelving. It solely took a few hours. Clearly I needed to get all the things out of the closets, so Neal and I used this as a chance to undergo every little thing we owned and purge as MUCH as humanly potential. (This helped lots ).
The next day, Shellie and Hannah came to visit and went to city placing every part again into the closets–they even taught me tips on how to fold my garments the Kon-mari approach which completely prevents me from messing up a whole drawer of shirts looking for what I’m on the lookout for. They taught us that utilizing velvet hangers as an alternative of Neal’s earlier picket hangers will help you match twice as a lot stuff in your closet! (I used to be so shocked they might match ALL his fits within the closet!)
The Completed Product:
I’ll let the pictures converse for themselves
Our favourite options:
Elfa accent drawer for catch-all gadgets + pocket squares:
It appears to be a standard pet peeve of ALL wives that their husbands come house, depart their watch on the dresser, empty out their pockets of change, collar stays, dry cleansing receipts, and lot’s of different little unfastened ends that you’re all the time always having to take a look at as a result of they by no means appear to have a house. This is the reason THIS DRAWER IS A GAME-CHANGER. How there’s a place for the “finish of the work day” muddle and also you don’t ever need to see it ever once more. 😂
Neal in all probability wears fits as a lot as he wears informal garments (he all the time has to put on them for work) so he has lots of pocket squares and ties that beforehand have been simply thrown loosely in a drawer–which clearly was not ultimate. I really like that the opposite aspect of the “finish of the workday muddle” drawer has a divider particularly for issues like pocket squares, cuff hyperlinks, and so forth–they may be used for watches, jewellery, and different small gadgets! (I’ve an analogous drawer for my jewellery in my closet!)
Price range-friendly various: If customized closets aren’t an choice, you possibly can re-create this concept with this valet that holds his unfastened ends, watches, and extra! Creating one designated “spot” will certainly assist scale back tabletop muddle!
Elfa drawer for ties:
Like I stated, the person had an ENTIRE giant dresser drawer filled with ties loosely thrown far and wide. Not solely was this a nasty waste of area (that drawer can match SO far more clothes than simply ties) however who needs to take a look at a drawer filled with a bunch of messy ties? His new closet tie drawer is the right depth (you don’t want an excellent tall drawer for ties, so it’s a a lot better use of area!) Now he see each tie he owns at one time!
Finances-friendly various: I’d undoubtedly advocate organizing ties this manner for any man–you will get drawer dividers to do that together with your present drawers if Elfa customizations aren’t in your price range proper now!
Gliding pant rack:
This pant rack not solely minimizes area, nevertheless it makes it tremendous straightforward for him to to see all the things in a single place, and maintain his go well with pants neat and never wrinkled! It pulls out for straightforward hanging, too!
Shelving for bulkier sweaters and out of season gadgets:
One benefit we do have is taller ceilings, so including cabinets above the hanging racks offered additional storage for out of season gadgets and issues he doesn’t use every single day, however that might usually take up fairly a little bit of area!
That’s it! Ta da! What do you assume? So a lot better, proper!?
Impressed to re-organize YOUR closet? Keep in mind, all Elfa techniques are 30% off proper now at The Container Retailer!
HUGE big thanks to The Container Retailer for partnering collectively on this submit, and serving to us get our lives so as 😉Hopefully that is just the start of extra group to return in 2019!
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