I'm not an expert at anything, in fact I'm a wannabe at everything: DIYer, crafter, cook, baker, fashionista & beauty guru extraordinaire. And so far I ain't bad BUT am still learning. Like I have lots of learning ahead of me. My blog is a little bit of this and that in my wannabe adventures; oh and random ramblings on family life, motherhood, and my kiddos. Y se habla español.

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Baseball Cap Rack Organizer

Hola!  Two weekends ago I finally, finally organized my linen closet.  My small linen closet.  Stashed in the middle of all those towels and sheets were my husband's and son's ball caps.  Yep, they occupied an entire shelf along with a plastic bin of candles.  Totally does not make sense and I am embarrassed to say it has been like this since we first moved into our house.  The hubs did not have anywhere to put his few ball caps so he stored them in the linen closet "for the mean time" and eleven years later the ball caps multiplied and never found that permanent home.  Enter the Perfect Curve Cap Rack 36 System and my boys' ball caps now look like this:

Ahhhhhhhhh!


Before they looked like this in the linen closet:

Pink Texas Chick


Since it was my mission to organize the linen closet, I also had to find a new and permanent home for all of those baseball caps.  I found the cap rack system at Bed, Bath and Beyond for $19.99 and I used my $5 off coupon so it was just over $15 total. A coupon girl I am.

I dumped all the caps on the floor and assigned the "Keeping & Donating" duty to my son since the hubby was not home.  He was happy to oblige and have a little bit of power.  :)



It took longer than I thought to assemble this thing because you have to force each individual cap holder onto the black rope.  Having to force "snap or pop" it into place took a few minutes on the first two but then I got the hang of it.  Once you pop it into place you can adjust each holder up and down as much as you need. 



Place the hook wherever you desire on the closet door, attach bungee-like rope (there is no attachment for the rope to place at the bottom of the door.


Here is what one of the ball cap holders looks like once snapped on the rope.



I found it easier to put a holder on the rope, insert a cap and then move onto the next.  This way I could tell how much room I needed for the next cap.  Here is what each holder looks like once on the rope and with a cap in it.  You fold the back of the ball cap in and then slide it underneath the top clip (it opens up slightly without resistance).

 Bottom view:


Each clip holds up to three caps but I did not want to do that and since we pretty much got rid of half the ball caps, each cap was able to be on its own without any roommates.  :)


Mama is happy and once I finished the cap rack project I started working on the linen closet.  I'm an organizing fool right now!  :)