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Hall Closet Makeover in Six Easy Steps!

I finally tackled the monster lurking in our Hall Closet today! The MONSTER that threatened to bury me in an avalanche of blankets, pillows, bedding, etc. every time I opened it. So I tried just not to open it. But that was becoming a bit impractical. I headed to Home Depot for “supplies”…..and approximately 2 hours and $60.00 later…the monster has been slayed!!!

Supplies/price breakdown:

  • (3) Closet Maid 3 ft wire shelves at $11.97 each:  $35.91
  • (3) Martha Stewart fabric cubes at $6.97 each:  $20.91
  • (3) Baskets from Thrift Store at $1.00 each: $3.00

GRAND TOTAL:  $59.82

6 Easy Steps:

closet makeover

#1  Empty closet contents.

closet makeover

#2   Set up “staging area”.   One for games….

 ….and one for bedding.

closet makeover

#3   Install 3 wires shelves with help of the hubster..

closet makeover

#4   Add Martha Stewart fabric boxes and baskets from the Thrift Store (handles snipped off).

#5   Return folded items to closet and add other items you want to store there now that you have more room!.

#6   Stand back and admire handiwork!

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Jill Nystul is an accomplished writer and author who founded the blog One Good Thing by Jillee in 2011. With over 30 years of experience in homemaking, she has become a trusted resource for contemporary homemakers by offering practical solutions to everyday household challenges.I share creative homemaking and lifestyle solutions that make your life easier and more enjoyable!

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  • Because I was ill for the past few decades, my closets just became “places where stuff goes to be out of sight”. Now that the kids are gone and I am feeling better, job one started out being the closets. Since there was no plan, stuff is not only unorganized but also a little bit here, a little bit there. So, out came everything. Since there is no available flat space other than the floor, it’s now all on the floor. Closets are clean. That was the easy part.:/
    My brain works better if I can see the issue. As I walk by I see something that belongs over here or over there. SLOWLY, my closets are getting filled, the floor cleared, the trash bin filled. Good thing I can’t have company now :)

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  • I don’t have a linen closet, but I have a largish niche in the hall outside the bathroom. I put a cabinet with shelves in the niche, and now I have a linen cabinet instead of a closet. I still have a good 2-2 1/2 feet next to it. I have a table there now, but I’m going to do something else with it one of these days. Maybe I can find another cabinet that will fit next to it, but I’m just not sure what I want to do with it yet. I keep piling things on top of the cabinet and table, but I cleaned it all up a few weeks ago. I still need to tidy up the inside of the cabinet though. There’s probably stuff I forgot I had in there.

  • Nice Job Jillie, I’m doing it today only :) Though Martha Stewarts products not available here in India, Im sure I’ll find something for sure

  • Jill,
    As usual, you are my hero! I am beginning spring cleaning and was dreading the hall closet and kitchen pantry (mine looks very similar to your before picture). I am inspired and hope to make mine look as good as yours! Thanks, you’re a Blessing :)

  • Jillee I love this BUT I have to know. Please show a tutorial on how you fold those comforters so beautifully. I can not get mine so nice and neat. They come out a big mess. This is probably a stupid question, and maybe everyone already knows how to do this but I definitely can’t fold like that!!

    • Tara….great minds must think alike because AS I was folding stuff yesterday I was thinking that I should snap a few pictures and show how it’s done.
      Consider it done. I’ll update a.s.a.p. :-)

  • That’s great!!! I’m still in awe of how much you get done on a daily basis. BTW, what is the white stuff in the ball jars? Curiosity might just kill this cat!

  • Holy Cow! Nice job. Glad to see the transformation. Makes me feel better about my own closets(seeing the before pic) and inspires me to quit procrastinating. In three hours I could be a happy camper. Thanks Jill.

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