The bottom stayed pretty much the same, just storing our extra paper products.
The towels stayed on the next shelf, but I did get rid of a few items hiding in the corner, so now it is simply our cleaning rag pile.
The next shelf was the best change. I got rid of a few sets of sheets that we didn't need, which made the left side less crowded. I put the candles in a container, and I found the wire shelf underneath the kitchen sink, of all places. The dish rags and towels moved to a small drawer in the kitchen, which makes more sense. I just hadn't bothered to clear it out before. Nice and neat now!
And on the top shelf, I added a box with baby blankets, which came out of the kids' room. More on that next week! As a bonus, I still have some extra space up here, although I'm not sure what to do with it at this point.
Another closet that I'm still struggling with is the boys' closet. Here's how it looked at the start of the week:
I have all of the "fancy" outfits and snowsuits hung by size, which helps me see what we have. The laundry basket is for clothes that both kids have outgrown (when it gets full, I take it upstairs and pack the clothes away in the proper tubs by size). We also have a box of baby wipe refills (on the right side), and a box of diapers (hiding off to the left in this picture, so you can't see it). Finally, this closet is where the "Mom gets this toy" toys go. You know, the ones that have lots of pieces and keep getting dumped all over the floor? A lot of those, which are both on the floor and on the top shelf.
I wish this closet had another shelf, right about that laundry basket level. Right now, things are kind of piled all over each other, and it's a pain to get in there for anything. Since we're renting, and I'm trying to not spend much money, adding a shelf isn't really an option. So I need to come up with another idea.
I did manage to get the basket of too small clothes sorted out and put away, but otherwise, not much changed in this closet. I'm still trying to decide what I want to do with it. Maybe you can help me? Who has cheap or free closet hacks for a rental to make better use of the space?