Ok. Our utility closet is our stash-and-dash hideaway. If we don't know what to do with something - put it in the utility closet! If it's a tool - put it in the utility closet! Crafts? School supplies? Cleaning supplies? The utility closet! When we needed a pantry for the extra food - the utility closet was our best bet! Something had to be done. So earlier this week I tackled the dreaded dungeon . . .
As you can see, it was a mess. Food, craft supplies, tools, all shoved wherever we could fit them. I was convinced this job would take hours! But I set my timer for 15 minutes at a time, and it took me just 1 hour to get this all straightened out! Working in 15-minute increments kept me focused. I did have some things to deal with in the hallway, but those took another 15-30 minutes (I forgot to set the timer!), and it was all done. Here is the finished result:
There's another area to the right, and the large shelving unit to the right was re-organized also. Those are in a pretty tight space and were hard to get a good picture.
The nicest thing of all is that my husband took me out and bought me a stacking bin on casters for my cardmaking supplies! I had been keeping them in various containers, and it was not a joy to get all of them out and put them all back every time Beth or I wanted to make a few cards. I told Wes this very sweetly, and he, being the tenderhearted, compassionate man that he is, let me buy an organizer. Now it sits to the side in our nice, neat closet (see pic above), and I can easily roll it in and out when I feel the need to craft!