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Home Office Closet Upgrade

Sometimes it just feels forced. You're trying to work with what you have, and it's not going well. That's where I found myself in my home office.

I had sliding doors that hid the mess inside the closet filled with "special occasion" clothes, shoes and accessories. Who even attends "special occasions" anymore during a pandemic?? When we first moved into this home, I added a free-standing shelving unit on the right side to hold my office supplies and marketing materials. As my business has grown, so has my inventory of work-related items. Things gathered on the floor outside the closet, since I had run out of room. I felt unsettled and frustrated every time I opened one of the annoyingly squeaky and cumbersome doors. Something had to change.


The transitional display while waiting for the clothes to find their new home.
The transitional display while waiting for the clothes to find their new home.

I decided to give my office closet the upgrade it needed. With the help of my husband Erik, we removed the ancient doors and closet system and gave the walls a fresh coat of paint (Sherwin Williams "Naval"). Then we moved my elfa system from my bedroom clothing closet into this office closet (pictured above) and added a few more components while they were on sale (pictured below).

Newly upgraded elfa closet system for home office with decor shelves and fascia.
Newly upgraded elfa closet system for home office with decor shelves and fascia.

Then came the fun part: shopping for bins and organizers for all my supplies! Of course, I went to The Container Store and found what I was looking for:

While I have yet to decide on my labeling strategy, I also wanted to live with the space a bit before committing to the bins and categories. I'll update this post once the labels have been added.


Beautiful (and washable) rug from Ruggable. Cambria Sapphire.
Beautiful (and washable) rug from Ruggable. Cambria Sapphire.

Now I love sitting in my office and having a great Zoom background when I'm on video calls! I feel calm and organized and appreciate being able to easily grab marketing materials when I'm running out the door.


What do you think? Could you live with a closet that has no doors? Do you like the bold paint choice?


If you need help designing your home office storage, let us know! We'd love to assist!

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