I can’t believe how much clearing out those two closets have de-cluttered my mind. I am no longer embarrassed to open the closet doors and my mind is much more at peace!
Goal: The Foyer Closet
Clear out the foyer closet to allow space for guests to hang their coats.
Plenty of space to store guest coats and purses.
Goal: The Utility Closet
To make the closet look pretty when someone opened the door. The utility closet is in the families’ main area of living. It was the home of many items that the family uses on a regular basis. The kids also needed a home to put their back packs, purses, and shoes.
We hung a decorative coat rack to hang purses and backpacks. We added an ottoman that was not being used in another room of the house to store the blankets. Shoes were limited to only a few and are stored under the ottoman. Now, it is pretty to look at when the door is open and family members have a home for their belongings.
Walking into this room helps me decompress rather than cringe. Because everyone has their own shelf of baskets they are more inclined to empty them when they are full. Laundry does not seem as daunting when the space is enjoyable to be in.
Goal: The Laundry Room
The laundry room seemed to be ‘exploding’. No one in the family wanted to go in there to do laundry. A couple of years earlier, the family tried to organize this room and purchased a shelving unit to store baskets. HHS was phase ll of organizing this room. The client wanted it to look pretty and welcoming when the door was open.
We went through the clothes and determined what clothes they wanted to keep and those to donate. We used separate baskets for each member of the family and added a couple at the top for sheets and towels. Each member of the family had their own shelf of baskets for their clothes. Adding new textures and colors made the space more appealing.
We hardly played with anything because it was too messy. Now we can see what we have and play with more stuff!
— Children of HHS Client
Thank you, HHS! In the past we would disagree about what to keep and what to get rid of and we would not accomplish too much. I could not believe how driven they were to work with you. It was fun to listen to the interaction and how positive the whole experience was for the entire family!
Goal: Work with the kids to organize the toy and craft area
The family was having a hard time keeping the toys under control. The parents hired HHS to work with their children to create a system that worked for them. We started by going through the toys, one-by-one and letting them decide if they wanted to keep the toys or donate them. We went through the crafts and threw away the supplies that were no longer usable. They decided what items they wanted on the lower shelves. The unit is attached to the wall but the kids are old enough that they will not climb the shelving unit to access the items at the top.