Hiding My Vacuum in Our Front Closet
You guys know I’ve been on an organizing kick, trying to organize all the things because that was one of my home goals this year. I tackled the storage under my sink and the small nooks and crannies of our kitchen, but my favorite organization project has been hiding the cords and paper clutter in our kitchen.
The only bad thing about this vacuum was I could not find a great place for it to “live”, which was impacting how much I was using this amazing tool. Because I have no outlets upstairs to hide the vacuum and its charger, I defaulted to keeping the vacuum and charging station in our storage closet downstairs.
It worked fine, but having to go downstairs to get the vacuum and return the vacuum (most of the time with Ben on my hip) did cause me to vacuum a lot less than I could have been (or should have been).
Hiding The Vacuum In The Closet
Hiring An Electrician
To be perfectly transparent, I hired an electrician for this one because running electrical to install a new outlet is well outside my area of expertise (and handling electrical projects while pregnant is a no-no for me). Plus, I wanted the outlet to be safe and up to code so hiring a professional was well worth it.
$125 and about an hour later, there was an outlet in our front closet and I could not be more excited!
Mount a Dyson Vacuum
Another nice thing about the Dyson is that it’s pretty petite and comes with a charging station you hang right on the wall. It also comes with detailed instructions on how to mount a Dyson vacuum, so that was very straightforward.
I installed this charging doc in a few minutes and sat the Dyson right on there. This wall is only about 10 inches wide, but that was still plenty of space to make it work.
So Much More Functional
Like I said, my hope is that today’s post may provide an A-HA moment for others who may be struggling with a similar problem. Adding an outlet in your closet can be such a game changer to keep vacuums, or even just general cords/chargers hidden, yet still accessible.
Has anyone done this for any other purpose? I’d love to hear how you use your outlets in the closet. I may have to steal your ideas in my other closets!
I’m Casey Finn, the voice behind The DIY Playbook. I’m married to Finn & mom to Rory and Ellis. Together we’re creating our dream home in Chicago, one DIY project at a time.