Workspace of the Week: Utilizing the home office closet

This week’s Workspace of the Week is Joyful Abode’s inventory closet:

Home office closets are spaces that can easily be underutilized. Often, they’re closets that were built for clothing, and home owners are hesitant to transform them. I chose Joyful Abode’s inventory closet for today’s workspace for many reasons, one of them being that it reminded me of my office closet. Additionally, she has found a way to use the closet for her home-based business effectively. Items like notecards and paper products are in appropriately sized clear plastic boxes. Since the boxes are clear, she can instantly see when she’s running low on an item and what is contained in the box. Her aprons hang according to style (adult sizes on the right, children’s sizes in the middle, and dress aprons on the left). All blankets are on a high shelf, but not stacked so deeply that they have to be rearranged to remove a specific item. I also like the empty tubs on the left that lead me to believe she’s planning on increasing her inventory and sticking with her clear plastic box system.

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3 Comments for “Workspace of the Week: Utilizing the home office closet”

  1. posted by Peter on

    I guess when your clothing rack consists of short aprons you can afford to be creative with the space 🙂

    I love the clear box system though. Very neat, quick, and easy to use.

  2. posted by Mer on

    I love clear boxes. Hate the environmental impact, but you can’t beat being able to see what’s in every box. I love this closet.

  3. posted by Ann at One Bag Nation on

    I’m dreaming of the day when I get my basement cleaned out and can set up a nice storage system like this for my papercraft business! Right now supplies are sharing my clothes closet – not a good system.

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