Weekend Projects: Master Closet & Laundry Room

I love January!  I love the feeling of a fresh start – fewer weekend commitments & more hours to do the things I want to do around my house.  This past weekend I was able to devote several hours on my Master bedroom, closet & laundry room…before I show the after pictures of my Master closet I must warn you!  If you like custom made, perfectly organized with matching containers & hangers, you may want to skip this post!  I simply re-organized the space after several months of neglect and stashing of Christmas presents!

Here goes…

Bookshelves provide extra storage under the hanging clothes bar…bins on top hold miscellaneous craft & school supplies.

This area doesn’t look too pretty but the hanging storage is great for extra cereal, crackers, granola bars, etc.  Now that I’m couponing on a larger scale, I need more places to store my growing stash!

Now onto the Laundry Room where I basically cleaned out the clutter & items that were waiting to be put back in their proper homes…

Sorry that the font is in varied sizes on these photos…I’m still learning how to use Picnik!

I’ll be back later in the week with an update on my coupon savings…since I’ve been buying extra newspapers & shopping at several more stores, I’ve been able to find some amazing deals and save my hubby lots of money!  Or at least that’s what I keep telling him when I come in the door with all the bags of groceries!

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I’m linking up to the Thrifty Decor Chick’s “Show Us Your Closets” 

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Organizing My Tools

As I was looking for a couple of screws to install some hooks in my laundry room,

I realized that my “tool box” was in need of some organization.

Here’s what it looked like before:

I was using a plastic bin to hold some small boxes & baggies of miscellaneous nails, screws & picture hangers, as well as a small level, screwdriver, hammer and other small tools.


Here’s my new and improved tool “drawer”!

I used a large plastic organizer (I believe it was intended for socks, etc.) in a drawer that I currently use for my appliance manuals and a few odds and ends.  I lined the slots with cardstock as small items would have fallen through the bottom. The newly organized hardware box fit perfectly in the largest box in the organizer and I filled the remaining slots with my measuring tape and other small tools.  There was also room in the drawer for my hammer, level & screwdriver.

Here’s a close up of my organized little box of hardware!