I bet you thought I would forget to take a before pic, huh? Well, you are half right. I started emptying the closet before I caught myself, so here is a pic of all that I was storing...
With everything out of the closet, the first thing I did was purge - such a good feeling! And the next was to purchase more shelving. I needed a system that would allow me to easily adjust my shelves up or down depending on what I needed to store and ClosetMaid made just the thing. I drove down to The Home Depot to pick up 3 shelves that were 16" deep. I believe standard is 12", so I was very excited about the extra room. And although a bit pricey, this shelving system was worth every penny!
Unfortunately, I didn't take any "in progress" photos, but here are the afters!
And you might have also noticed that I stored my seasonal pillows on the top shelf. I recommend doing this with anything that you rarely use. Save the stuff you use often for the lower shelves where you can easily grab and go!
And finally, for my beach towels and yoga towels, I found this cute basket at Marshalls. Next to that are my seasonal hand towels tucked away in a small white basket.