Before & After Hallway Closet
Recently I was able to help an older adult make her hallway closet more user friendly and safe in just a couple of hours.
After – we were able to store off-season items on the top shelf, which had been basically unused before. And around that corner we found an heirloom trunk which held only a few items. By moving it away from the wall we were able to free up space behind it for safely storing currently unused frames. We also can now open the trunk completely, allowing for storage of genealogy related research items inside. Before the trunk was too close to the bottom shelf to open completely.
All of the bookshelves are now accessible, along with this side desk which stores small off-season decorations and some “stuff” in the top drawer. Discretion was the better part of valor for this day and we left the drawer alone. The blue tub is full of toys for when the grandkids visit and is now easily available for them to help themselves; and the glass frames are out of reach behind the trunk. We also unearthed the crawl space access panel, which will be necessary to use to turn on the water outside the house in the next few weeks.