OMG! Check out what a good pupil Chrystelle is! Can you believe it's the same space as before? She went way beyond my wildest expectations purging and organizing. It looks so pretty!!! Yay!
Progress with the closet mostly cleared out. Here Chrystelle uses it as a sewing nook which is a great idea but I think that if she can get the work top by the window built she'll have better working environment there and can use this space for storage again but better organized so she won't have to lift all the tubs to reach the bottom ones.
I suggest either removing the rod and add more shelves in there. This can be done with an Elfa hanging system. It's great because you only need to screw the top track into the wall and the rest, like standards, brackets and shelves hang straight off it.
Large tubs can go on the floor and smaller tubs, boxes and stacks on the shelves.
Another option is to keep the rod and and hang several hanging closet organizers off it. This will keep craft supplies like yarn etc sorted in separate cubbies but the construction will obviously not be as sturdy as shelves. You could also place a plastic tub in each cubby and it would be like a hanging drawer unit.
Those are my suggestions. So do you think Chrystelle should use the closet for storage again or did she do the right thing when turning it into a sewing nook? I'm just worried that without this storage area (which can be hidden behind the curtain) there won't be enough space to store all Chrystelle's supplies elsewhere in the room which could then get clogged up again. But then again considering the awesome job she did on the open shelves she may just be the person who can handle it!
Oh, speaking of organizing, my award winning (Best Organizing Website / Blog at the 2010 Los Angeles Organizing Awards! Yay!) friend Aby at Simplify 101 has a great offer on all her currently listed online organizing workshops. They are all 20% OFF. But hurry, the offer only lasts through Tuesday Feb 16th. I can't say it often enough, Aby's classes are great. If you like what I do you will LOVE what Aby does, believe me!