Enter mission organize hall closet=teeny tiny not deep closet that must fit among other things: towels, meds, batteries, dog blankets & more. Now, a couple weeks ago, after having 6 guests for a week and not even using half of our towels, I realized it was time to purge towels. I got rid of a huge bag of towels and donated to my work (I work for a nonprofit in pediatric therapy and we are always in need of towels, especially washcloths and hand towels).
Then I was left with a horrifically hot mess of batteries, old cameras, phone books (they still print those??? also donated to my work-when duct taped, they make great foot rests) and endless meds, paint killers, etc.
I found that I was able to toss about 1/4 of the batteries after testing them to find out they were dead or nearly dead. Don't worry, I plan to properly recycle them.
And I was able to consolidate a lot of the meds/pain killers, etc. into smaller boxes or completely remove them from the boxes.
Then I hung up this handy shoe organize on the hall closet door. I found it for about $8 at target.
|if I really love this, I will probably break down and drill some holes (gasp) in the stained door to permanently hang the organizer as right now the hanger hooks show on the outside of the door and that is no bueno|
To be kiddo safe, all the items on the lower part of the organizer have safety proof lids or are not baby dangers (i.e. cotton swabs). We also have a knob on the door which Ben has yet to figure out. I can always lock the door as well if needed.