Shopping Carts and Closet Madness

We have this small coat closet without a door right off our main hallway before you enter the kitchen.  My goal is to upgrade the mudroom to be more functional, which hopefully we can start on in April (?), but having a closet here is quite handy.  Currently we keep our everyday coats here, computer bags and totes plus my wedding dress for some reason.  I don’t know.. I put it here before leaving for our honeymoon and it’s just stuck around.  It’s a small space at an awkward angle to photograph so forgive me.

Coat Closet

The closet needs some work (and a door!) but it’s the floor area that got a quick cleanup recently.  I want to use the back of the space under the coats, but who enjoys diving under there to grab cleaning supplies?  Not me.  World Market had a 50% off sale on all storage carts a few weeks ago and there were quite a few that were really cute and a good deal, so I snatched one up for $40.

Coat Closet

First let me tell you –  it came fully assembled…wonderful!! Nothing to do but fill it up! It’s a neat gun metal color with grated bottoms to the shelves.  That was actually a pleasant surprise so  dust or dirt won’t collect in the little cubbies and I can just vacuum the closet floor once in a while.

Coat Closet

I keep my workout shoes in this closet and try not to wear them outside (since I workout in our basement) so this is a great spot for them to stay within reach and not get smooshed by computer bags.  I loaded up the other shelves with the miscellaneous cleaning do-dads that didn’t make it under the sink.  The cart fit just perfectly under our coats!

Coat Closet

It looks a bit neater now and it’s nice to remember that we own a dust buster for quick cleanups!  The wedding dress will get relocated eventually or I’ll have it cleaned and boxed up. Maybe by our 2nd anniversary I’ll have that checked off my list!

Any quick clean-ups or organization going on around your house?

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