I started this project by clearing off the top shelf and found this:
We won't need any cat treats for a while. A long while.
Not only do you find things you forgot you had, organizing also makes you look at things more closely than you normally would when you are in a hurry to get things done. And looking closely at my broom and mop made me realize that they needed to be replaced right away.
And after a little more organizing and decluttering, here's the results:
The DIY cereal box magazine holder holds all our instruction manuals and I found a plastic storage container in the kitchen that wasn't being used, and it was a perfect solution for storing the cat food.
I love it when I can repurpose things that I already have!
Can you see the textured walls in the first picture? Textured walls + cleaning = no fun. I was able to get some of the stains off the wall using a Dawn and hydrogen peroxide solution and a toothbrush.
But the most exciting part about getting this closet organized is....
I now have a place to hide the vacuum cleaner!