Before & After: An Open, Reorganized Closet

Before & After: An Open, Reorganized Closet

Sarah Rainwater
Jan 5, 2011

My work as a designer can get pretty messy between a growing collection of art supplies, paper, and reference materials and my small home office has been in varying states of semi-disaster all year. It finally reached a point where the chaos was seriously hampering my productivity and I decided some hard-core reorganization was in order.

I enlisted the help of organizing expert and fellow Apartment Therapy blogger, Kyle Freeman, to devise a new plan for the room. She immediately suggested removing the closet doors to open up the space which gave me pause — how would I hide all my boxes piled with junk? There was no way around it, I had to sort through a whole lot of stuff and it took hours, and hours … and hours, but the final result made it all worth it. I moved my shelf into the closet and not only does the room feel airer, but my supplies are so much easier to see and access. The closet was a small part of reconfiguring the whole room (still a work in progress), but a huge step forward.


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Images: 1, Kyle Freeman; 2-3, Sarah Rainwater

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