Organization: Linen Closet

The Linen closet in this house is located on the first floor.  It is next to the main bathroom, kitchen, living and dining rooms.  This space is the "catch all" closet.  Towels, sheets, meds, cleaning supplies...just all the junk you can imagine.  The reason why constant clutter never stops is because the space does not have a reason to be. It does not have its own purpose.
Linen Closet BEFORE
Fanatiqueof took care of the clutter and organized this closet by following these simple steps:
Step 1- Make a list of EVERYTHING that is in the space.
Step 2- Write down Buckets aka Categories. Each must be on separate pieces of paper.  For example: Hair- Brushes, clips, headbands...or Meds- For a cold, for allergies....etc Leave a piece of paper with items that you feel cannot meet any of the categories identified. This list means that the items should find another home and cannot be in the space anymore.
Step 3- Now it's time to take action. Follow each sheet of paper one a time. At first, it might feel overwhelming. You will want to toss everything and go to the store to buy all new stuff.  However, if you make sure to follow your action plan....your sheets that is...you will remain motivated and finish the job.
Linen Closet AFTER
The closet is functional, organized and has a purpose.

Challenged, Inspired and Recreate

Updating a home feels like an endless journey.  As a homeowner, you always wish you had a magic wand to be able to do all the work all at once. But the reality is, you have to take it one step at a time.  Taking it slow is actually a good thing.  This gives time to collect ideas, concepts and shop around. The Challenge: Updating a very traditional entry door to a more transitional design.

The Inspiration: Houzz is a great online source for design inspirations. You can sign up for free and save photos that you like.  For this challenge, the selected doors below felt the most appealing and the right fit to address the design needs of this home.

The Recreation: Next step is finding the actual door to purchase. This door from the Home Depot achieved the overall design needs of this mission. Although it is not exactly the same as the inspiration photos, it recreated the exact look.

Home Depot

 

My original Front Door

 

My new Door!!!!