Heather and Burt Mulford need help getting their bedroom uncluttered and organized.
Heather and Burt Mulford have an organization problem: The bedroom of their suburban home became a chaotic mess when they had two children in two years. It is a dumping ground for outgrown baby clothes and also serves as an office in which Heather grades school papers.
Piles of photos, CDs and magazines are out of control in the main area, while outdated sweaters, shoes and purses stuff the closet.
The Mulfords need help, and professional organizer Liz Witts has it. Her plan is to get rid of the oversize furniture that doesn't function as well as it should.
This dresser, which has become a catchall, takes up too much wall space and provides too little storage.
This oversize desk serves as an office but provides zero storage for supplies and computer components.
Too many old sweaters, shoes and purses fight for space with hanging clothes in this overstuffed walk-in closet.
Liz recommends that the Mulfords sort through the clothes and create a large giveaway pile or consign items such as maternity clothes to long-term storage. Her goal is to create a serene adult environment that is also kid-friendly. Let's see if she was successful:
Some of Liz's tips to help the Mulfords get organized include the following:
Liz brought in a few key pieces to help this couple get started cleaning up their clutter.
The tall dresser and bookcase have been replaced with this entertainment unit that hides cords and clutter.
Gone is the massive desk and in its place is a smaller corner desk that hides components and has a place for supplies.
A built-in storage system will bring order to the closet and eliminate the need for a dresser in the bedroom.
Products from Stacks and Stacks:
Scarlet/Denim Cathy chair
Espresso brown bookcase and armoire
Products from Sure Fit:
18" banded pillow
Products from Smith & Noble:
Canvas Brick Tab Top curtains
Black wrought-iron rods
Products from Storage Decor:
fabric-covered boxes, FCB Provance
Products from The Container Store:
Espresso Pandan storage stools
deep sweater box
Mocha Makati magazine baskets
White storage boxes
Natural extra-large magazine file
Techno Pneumatic lift chair
Sage small lined Makati baskets
compartment drawer organizers
Products from hangers.com:
Products from Bellacor:
Sturbridge table lamp
wrought-iron table lamps
Products from QVC:
Caramelized Espresso floor lamp
Products from Lillian Vernon:
Maize storage trunks
Products from Schulte Corp.:
freedomRail closet system
Sherwin-Williams paint colors used:
SW 2860 Sage for (wall color)
SW 2829 Classical White (trim color)