Week 42: Thank goodness for ELFA

This has been driving me crazy…

Hallway

Why? Take a closer look…

Can't open the front door

Can't open the front door

We love this portable washer that was handed down to us, but hate that the only place we could put it out of the way, wasn’t really out of the way since we could only partially¬†open our front door.

I am so glad we decided to use the ELFA system to organize the adjacent closet earlier in the year because it meant we could move everything around and make room for the washer in the closet.

We went from this…

Previous after photo (doors off)

Previous after photo (doors off)

To this…

Closet after (right side)

Closet after (right side)

Closet after (left side)

Closet after (left side)

And the small suitcases we use most frequently are hiding way up top…

Closet after (top)

Closet after (top)

While I did love the way I had organized the closet previously, we have really come to rely on our portable washer and it needed a home. Many of the things in this closet were used only a couple times a year. I’ll let you know where they ended up soon.

Here’s all it took to totally change the function of this closet:

  • Remove hanging rod from bottom shelf
  • Raise upper shelf and attach hanging rod
  • Lower bottom shelf to just above the washer

It was so easy because the shelves just hook into a track on the back wall of the closet…

Closet layout

(I didn’t bother repainting because you can’t see the wall once the closet is full anyway, that project is on my “someday” list.)

So, like I said, thank goodness for ELFA!

Don’t forget to check out what everyone else is organizing over at OrgJunkie!