Purging Outdated Technology in a Home Office Closet

These clients are a sweet tech-loving couple. Shawna and I helped to organize their home office once before, but this time the home owners wanted to focus on the spacious home office closet . Closets can become a catch-all for all sorts of items, but with a little time and some help, it can be a breeze to fix.

Purging Outdated Technology in a Home Office Closet - Cluttered Home Office Corner

The closet was full of outdated computer wires, cds, hard disks, and computer parts. Purging Outdated Technology in a Home Office Closet  - Messy Home Office Closet

There were a lot of great bins and study boxes already in place, so one we removed the clutter, the storage containers were put to better use. Purging Outdated Technology in a Home Office Closet  - Cluttered Top View of Home Office Closet Purging Outdated Technology in a Home Office Closet  - Cluttered Middle View of Home Office Closet

In order to make the space as functional as possible, we moved anything that did not need to be accessed regularly and put it at the very top and we put very heavy items on the floor of the closet.

Purging Outdated Technology in a Home Office Closet  - Organized Home Office Closet

Mailing supplies, electronic cleaner, useful wires and extension cords were placed at eye level and in plain sight.

Purging Outdated Technology in a Home Office Closet  - Organized Top View of Home Office Closet

We replaced the cardboard boxes and plastic bags that were being used for storage with plastic containers and bins, so the space looked neat and inviting. There was even an empty drawer and some empty bins that fit nicely into the closet. Success!

Purging Outdated Technology in a Home Office Closet  - Organized Home Office Closet

The end result was very exciting for all of us! We were able to get everything back into the closet and had room for the 8 boxes that were cluttering up the room. Now the whole room looks light and airy!

Purging Outdated Technology in a Home Office Closet - Decluttered Home Office Corner

Parting with your things can be difficult, but when we focus on removing things from the home and not just rearranging what we have, we have much more opportunity to create the spaces and functionality that we desire. Check out this article for some ideas on how to remove clutter, just like these clients!

Project by Beth in Austin, TX

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