Dear Kuzak’s Closet
Thank you so much for your patience and help! I’m really excited to be working with you and appreciate your time.
My girlfriend and I currently share our flat with 2 roommates and we are struggling with storage. I took some photos today — it’s hard to believe this is what our room looks like even when it’s clean! As you can see, we’re doing a lot of piling in the corners, especially when we have backpacks to set down after work, etc.
Right now, the closet is so packed we can barely pull out dresses or shirts. We’ve done a decent job of pairing down and perhaps the space of the additional room (which will become available in a few months) will help with this.
My shoes and boots are living underneath my bed currently and are partially out-of-the-way.
As you can see near the window, we’ve put a desk there that’s not really accessible or useful, except to serve as a catch-all for other little items.
We would like your advice on how to maximize the space for storage, thanks again for your help!
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I’m reaching out because I need your expert advise! We just moved into an awesome apt but can’t yet afford a proper armoire for clothing, ect. but I was wondering if in the meantime you could give me a tip on a cheap, organized way to store things (mainly clothing ) that has nowhere to go. I HATE clutter and I can’t stand looking at the pile along the wall in our bedroom anymore!
Thanks so very much,
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Dear Kuzak’s Closet-
I am in need of some new shoes. What are you top 3 picks? Hint–I desperately need a pair of black flats but have not found the right pair yet. Help!
P.S.-I love your fashion posts!
Dear Midwest Mom,
Thank you so much for writing in! Instead of sharing my top 3 picks I thought I would give you some great options in three categories of shoes that every girl should have in their closet. I used a site called Polyvore to collect my favorites and all of the options are between $25-$100 per pair.
I love it when you ask me for organizing advice over email or on my facebook page. Over the last 2 weeks I have heard lots of you asking questions and today I wanted to share the Q&As from two of my high school friends asking for help with their makeup storage and bathroom organization…
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I love to organize and I know this may sound corny but I deeply believe that having an organized home is the foundation for success and happiness. When you have control of your home you make better decisions on how to spend your time and money.
My blog is all inspiring my readers to get organized so nothing makes me happier than an email from one of them letting me know that one of my projects has inspired them to tackle a problem area within their home. Last week I received an email from Learning Table letting me know that my recent storage transformation with sterilite bins inspired her to tackle her pantry.
“My pantry has been a mess for awhile, and I found myself buying grocery items I discovered I already had due to disorganization. I finally got a bit of spring fever and decided to tackle the mess, and it took almost a whole day to do it. I was inspired byKuzak’s Closet’s makeover using stackable bins, and I already had some on hand in other parts of the house. I bought four more at Target, and I used them to store items that don’t stack or stand up well. I put all my opened dry beans, chocolate chips, and pasta in mason jars, and all the cereal and kids snacks went into clear jars with snap top lids. All the extra staples went on the top shelves, and I threw away anything with an expired date. I keep thermoses, lunch bags, plastic cutlery, paper plates, etc. in my grandmama’s picnic baskets, and a floor mat my son made in art class brightens up the view when I open the doors. It makes me happy to look inside the pantry now, and it is much easier to plan meals knowing what I already have.”
I think her pantry looks great. The sterilite bins group like items nicely and prevent them from slipping through the wire shelving. She sorted things by like and kind and placed them neatly on the shelves. I also love that she used airtight bins to store cereal and snacks, perfect! I hope this project gets you inspired to tackle your pantry too!
Hope all is well! This is totally random. Do you have a suggestion box? Your work amazes me as I cannot organize a thing. Do you have any shoe organizing suggestions? We have a two bedroom with so little storage. I am going crazy. My hanging shoe rack is hanging from a bar mid waist. Urge! Just thought I’d ask:)
Thanks for your question Bethany! The key to storing ANYTHING in a small space is to take advantage of the hidden space potential in the closets, under the beds, by investing in smart pieces that maximize your storage space. Before I share some product ideas, I wanted to share some photos that inspire unique storage use…