Imagine if your broom closet was neat, organized and stocked with the exact cleaning supplies you needed to clean your home? I asked myself that very question. If that were the case I’d probably save time cleaning since everything is in one place. I’d probably get my kids to do a better job of cleaning up. It would possible make organizing and delegating chores more effective.
With all of the positives I knew it was time to organize my small broom closet. It’s been a hot mess for years.
It’s housed the bare minimum cleaning supplies needed because the space just wasn’t functional.
There were no shelves or hooks to organize anything. It had become a wasted space for old cleaning supplies and I was sick of looking at it.
I kicked off the small closet facelift with a fresh coat of paint. I’d been wanting to fill in the old shelf screw holes and paint this closet for way too long. It wasn’t a priority because it was hidden. I really have been focused on updating the places in my home guest see first. Now that the main areas are updated, it’s time to update this closest. After clearing everything out of it, filled the holes and painted the inside and door with a few coats of white paint.
After the first coat of paint dried, I added one more coat and hung some shelves. I definitely needed shelves in here for more storage. I knew I wanted my cleaning supplies to be accessible and neat and shelves made the most sense. This used to have wire shelves which I removed and used in another closet. I didn’t replace them with wire shelves because the gaps make it hard for things to stand upright. I bought wood and had it cut to size and bought these simple shelf brackets. They were black so I spray painted them gold.
Once the shelves were in I played around with what I needed in this closet and where it would all make the most sense.
I decided the every day cleaning supplies would go on the lowest shelf and the surpls sipplies on the top.
This closet is so much more functional now and has made cleaning up easier for me and my kids. I love the way this project turned out the value it added to my home.