The Before Photo
Look familiar? This image captures the crises I'm currently battling, which makes the after photo so much more inspiring. To start her plan of attack for the closet, Melissa began with her favourite organisational hack: making lists. First, she took a look at everything that was in the closet and decided whether or not each item made more sense somewhere else and which items should stay there. Next, she listed anything that was being stored somewhere else that made more sense to have in the closet. This helped her conceptualize the most efficient way to use the closet and decide what sort of storage pieces she needed to make it happen. Since they already had other spots in their home to store coats and jackets, she realised the greater need was to have a single place to store all of their cleaning equipment and home maintenance supplies.