Kristen had nothing magical living under her stairs (certainly no wizards). While she appreciated having this extra storage space, it had devolved into the dumping-est of dumping grounds. When she contacted us for closet help she described it as "where I store random items I have nowhere else to put". Watch above as it "magically" transforms from chaos to order.
We asked Kristen why this "Harry Potter" closet has been so hard to keep organized:
It's not big enough for long term storage and it has a weird shape. The shortest height in there is about 5' and its highest point. Additionally, the doorway is smaller than the walls inside the closet, including a lip at the bottom. I also have a wide range of items I wanted to store in there (i.e. my calligraphy set, sports gear, shipping boxes, kitchen appliances, tools etc).
Because everything I wanted to keep in there came in different and irregular sizes, I didn't know what kind of compartments, shelving or containe
Here are the products we used to corral and organize Kristen's stuff:
- Plastic floor drawers - The Container Store
- Elfa shelving unit - The Container Store (shelf, bracket, mount)
- Canvas storage bins - The Container Store
- Gray & white woven bins - Target
- Door organizer - The Container Store
We followed up with Kristen a few weeks later to ask how it's been working out: "It's been fantastic...I'm not scared to open the closet anymore!"