Last week I had the privilege of traveling with a group of lovely ladies from my church to a nearby town that was entirely filled with yard sales. We got there early on the first day of the shindig, so the pickins were pretty good.
One of my scores was this closet organizing system:
The guy selling it saw me eyeing up the box and said he’d let it go for $7. His wife apparently has a bit of a QVC addiction and he just needed to get rid of some stuff. Everything was brand new and had never even been taken out of the packaging. I couldn’t pass it up. I figured it would help me get Tiny’s closet a little more organized.
Here was her closet before we got to work:
Now here it is after we added the new $7 closet system:
To further spruce up the closet and create a cohesive feel, I added cute labels to the drawers and bins.
This just involved scrap paper, my printer and a glue stick.
Closet organizing tip:
One thing that has been so helpful over the years is keeping an “Outgrown” bin in the kids’ closets, so we can quickly toss clothes in there as soon as we discover they no longer fit.
I realize this hamper isn’t the prettiest. Someday I’ll switch it out for a decorative basket or trendy wire bin. But you get the idea. In my son’s closet, I use a neutral-colored plastic tote with a lid that can immediately be transferred to the basement for storage once it’s filled.
I also keep a step stool in Tiny’s closet so she can reach the bins on her top shelf.
So what do you think of my $7 closet makeover? Have you scored any great yard sale deals lately? The best one I’ve found so far was an in-perfect condition, white KitchenAid stand mixer for $12!