With the second month of 2018 underway, our New Year’s resolutions are still going strong here at Brit + Co. And for our homes, that’s meant purging, organizing, organizing, organizing, and more organizing! In this edition of Make It Over, we’ll show you how our Brand Partnership Planner, Kristina Elkus, transformed her tiny, throw-it-all-in-there closet into a more functional space. Check out how she turned the closet into a v. organized cleaning command center that will keep those clean and organized vibes going all year long.
After moving in together, Elkus and her boyfriend realized they had a surplus of cleaning supplies. “We were able to pare down most duplicates — although I’m fine having three vacuums, he wasn’t into it — but were still struggling with how we could best organize everything,” she says.
“We were using bins, but it made it hard to know where everything was without being able to see it,” Elkus says. That’s where our closet organization hack came in.
By utilizing hanging shoe storage organizers from Target (one over the door and one hanging), Elkus was able to get rid of all those space-hogging bins and make cleaning supplies easily accessible. All she needed to make it happen were some nails to mount the over-the-door organizer on the wall and a tension rod for the hanging organizer.
Elkus took advantage of the walls by hanging Command wall hooks and a broom holder to keep her dusters off the floor. She loves that she was able to maximize the wall space and make sure that everything is visible and in its own designated place.
On how this makeover has affected her day-to-day, Elkus says, “It’s been a total lifesaver. Having one central place for all the cleaning supplies makes it so much easier to get chores done quickly.”
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Photography: Brittany Griffin
Model/Organizer: Kristina Elkus