Last week I added shelves and a hanging rack to our walk in closet to accommodate Andrea’s mountain of thrift store clothing but apparently that wasn’t enough for my Birthday girl. Once she organized and her clothing by color, season and I think alphabetical order, her focus quickly shifted to a big blank wall of unused space in the closet. Most females would fill said space with a custom shoe rack but because Andrea already made her own shoe closet (Wednesday’s post) she asked for a clothes hamper shelf.
For the record I hate plastic clothing baskets but when I saw this Clothing Hamper Shelf by Ana White I realized that apparently Andrea wasn’t to only one looking for the best way to keep her plastic baskets in check. I designed our clothing hamper shelves to have the best use of space and organization. This meant mounting it to the wall in the closet and using fewer materials.
I whipped this up in little more than an hour with a bit of scrap wood and my new favorite tool Ryobi miter saw. Andrea organized it so that Re-wearables will go on the top, questionable wearables in the middle and need to be washed immediately on the bottom. We also have an alternative layout that uses the top shelves for hangers. I have extreme hope that we will actually make good use of this new clothing hamper system…… Only time will tell though ;)
With the addition of this easy little DIY clothing hamper system I’m deeming The Closet Birthday projects complete!