Sunday, April 6, 2008

Special Tuesday, Part 2

April first was my last Special Tuesday. I had decided at the beginning of the year that I was going to do a closet make-over. Because, really, who couldn't use a few pointers? Even if you generally have tidy closets (like me), you can usually still pick up a tip or two. Don't get the wrong idea, I have my major trouble areas, too. They're just not my closets.
So, here is the closet we redid for MOPs.

WOW! I couldn't believe all the stuff in there!

We took everything out of the closet and removed one shelf and hanging rod.

The heavy duty wire unit was purchased from Lowe's and cost only $130. It also has a long hanging rod that we didn't use because 1) We didn't need it, and 2) There wasn't space.

The dresser was one that I got for free as a part of a bedroom set but just doesn't fit in our house. It was free. If you need something, don't be afraid to ask. Institute the rule of "First Right Of Refusal". It basically says that if someone gives you something and you are going to get rid of it, you give the original owner the chance to take it back first.

The top picture is our MOPs organizer extraordinaire, Cindy and her daughter, standing in the finished product.

The next picture shows the owner's shoes. Obviously.

Then a picture showing the original hanging space being put to good use. The shoe organizer is going to be used for hats and purses. The husband's military uniforms hang out of the way because he is retired and doesn't use them much.

Last is the owner's daughter who wandered in to have a look at our progress.

Remember, we went from this:

To this:

The total cost was about $200 dollars (we also bought some storage bins that you couldn't see). The closet took about 9 man hours to finish- 3 people, 3 hours. You could do this!

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