My daughters’ closets were one hot mess. Like most other closets in this house, There was only one rod and one really high shelf. I don’t have a before picture of my oldest daughter’s closet, but here’s my youngest’s closet. They both pretty much looked like this:
Ugh. I couldn’t find a thing and every time you opened the door, things would fall out. It was a big mess.
My dad, before he passed away, was a good carpenter. He never worked as a carpenter; he just happened to be really good at building things. I downloaded this Ana White plan, and he felt confident we could build it.
I don’t know if you have ever used an Ana White plan before, but they are amazing. She includes a shopping list with everything you’ll need and even a cut list to tell you how to cut your boards. They’re really easy to follow. My dad built that closet organizer shelf in about two hours.
We added a double rod on only one side so that when the girls are older, they have one side to hang dresses.
I then took some old diaper boxes and covered them with fabric. I already had the baskets on the top shelf.
I then added labels to the boxes as well. I made them on our computer and then laminated them.
I also created labels for the bins in our youngest daughter’s closet.
Remember the closet that looked like this?
Well, now it looks like this:
Isn’t that so much better?
And best of all, we created both of these closets for less than $100.
Before you buy an expensive closet organizer, head on over to Anawhite.com and create your own…for a lot less.
Have a great day!