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My first organized closet! My first organized closet!

My first organized closet!

Hey all! I am laughing at my post title because it sounds like I've never done this before. I mean in the NEW house. ? A quick post for you today about something I've been really excited to tackle. I'm a bit odd -- I LOVE to purge and organize. Purging items from our home makes me feel lighter and breezier (ha!) and organizing things soothes me. Both give me a great feeling of accomplishment. 
I'm not a stickler about it -- things get messed up and it's not always perfect. But knowing exactly where something needs to go is a very good thing. We've lived here about 12 weeks now and I've been looking forward to the day I could actually start organizing. That day has arrived!!
My first goal when we moved in was to just get us functioning. Then it was to empty as many boxes as possible -- I got those done in the first month. Then the holidays hit so I allowed myself to enjoy those and not worry about organizing anything. 
But it was starting to get to all of us -- we couldn't find anything and didn't know where to put stuff when things were put away. So now that (most) of the holiday decor is down and I'm starting to recover from my back issues...the time has come! 
We're lucky to have a bunch of closets in this house -- it's just a matter of figuring out what we want in each one. We have a linen closet near our bedroom that has become my catch all, especially during the holidays. When we moved in I would just throw random stuff in there and it continued when at Christmas. Wrapping paper, gifts, toilet paper, photo boxes, candles, paint supplies, decorative items. You name it, we had it in here: So this is a photo I took hours before a holiday party we hosted. My husband cleaned our entire house  (I wasn't much help with my back) and at one point he said, "What if people want to look in closets"" And I (in sheer terror) said, "There's no way they'll want to look in closets...right"!" So about two hours before our guests arrived I made a sad attempt to try to make this one better. This was after I took half the crap out.
This is the after -- it was a massive improvement, believe it or not:
This, my friends, has been my Monica closet. (If you don't know what I'm talking about look up the Friends episode.) ;) 
But now it's just lovely, and I'll take you through my process. First up, I made a list of items we want to have easy access to. They were the following:light bulbspaper towelstissue boxescandlesextension cordswrapping paper (and all of the stuff that goes with it)photoscleaning suppliesbatteriestoilet paperI had a few other things on the list as well, but those were the biggies. (Towels and sheets are stored in our bathroom and closets.) I thought about how to organize items and decided I wanted our closet in the mud room to be more utility focused -- bulbs, cleaning, batteries, etc. This closet I wanted to be easy access to stuff we reach for more often. 
I started by completely empty...
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