How to Do a Closet Overhaul

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In-laws coming to town? Your hallway may be calling out for a major closet overhaul. I seriously can’t believe the transformation we saw, from a closet I couldn’t walk through to a space I completely enjoy now!


1. Get rid of stuff

  • Set aside anything for donations or returns.
  • Don’t keep things you haven’t used in a year or more.

2. Pick your container

  • Clear shoe boxes are great for art supplies or travel supplies. They’re not so big that things are going to get lost inside.
  • Add a label for an even more organized and neat look!

3. Create stations by the frequency of access

  • Create stations for art supplies, medicine, extra kid toys, etc.

4. Find space for everything else

  • All your containers don’t have to look the same.
  • It’s okay if they don’t all have lids on them.
  • It’s okay if not everything has a container.

5. Consolidate

  • Take supplies like toilet paper, bandages out of their packaging so you have more space.
  • You don’t have to fill up extra empty space.

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Elle Walker is a co-founder at What's Up Moms and the mom to three kids (10, 7, 5). In her spare time, she loves testing out kids activities (often muttering, "Pinterest, you lie"), to find the best activities that minimize set-up, reduce costs, and uses stuff up around the house. Follow her behind the scenes at Instagram @whatsupelle. {{Privy:Embed campaign=591322}}