We recently added a lot of storage in a bathroom. Actually, we redesigned a bathroom closet so that it was open to the bathroom. Opening a full-sized door in a small bathroom really made the room feel cramped. So, off it came.
The was a fully enclosed closet with a nice door. Unfortunately, it felt small, dark and made the room awkward when both the bathroom door and the closet door were open. Tearing out the closet front was more work that we originally planned. Obviously, the door just came right off and the door jambs also came out easily. It was the header above the door and all the places that connected to the existing walls and ceiling that took time and created a large mess.
Once everything was deconstructed it was time to repair any drywall damage and then paint the new opening. The room feels a lot more open since the entire closet from the floor to the ceiling is gone. We installed wire shelving purchased from home depot. Now, we have easy access to towels and other bathroom supplies and the room looks and feels more open.
We bought a 12 oz plastic alpha container from our friends at Container and Packaging to store cotton balls in a nice way as well as picked up a few plastic tubs. These tubs now hold strange and sundry items on the top shelf – which didn’t exist before you we actually increased our storage space by removing the closet.
Just a quick note for anyone looking to organize their Christmas ornaments, dishes, wall hangings or anything else that you only use once a year. Lowes has a holiday storage box for sale – buy one and get one free! It makes organizing a snap and with the holiday colors you can find your Christmas supplies at a glance.
Several years ago we bought an electric can sealer. It can handle many different sizes, but we bought it to store food in #10 cans. We went with an electric model because we were starting out with nearly 1000 pounds of rice and had other items such as oats, red beads, wheat, flour and sugar. With so much to seal and store we figured we would be much happier with the electric can sealer. It was a good decision.
Ours looks very similar to the one in the picture. I will take my own pic soon. We just opened some of the rice to see how it’s doing after 3 years. It was perfect.
Food storage is also a great way to save money. Sometimes grocery stores have those sales where the food is super cheap, but you can only keep so much at home before it goes bad. If you are able to store your food you can buy enough of a specific food to last you many years – and store it safely. Even a simple mason jar will allow you to hold rice or sugar for much longer than the bag it comes with. We buy many of our containers from a local company – Container & Packaging.