This clever client was already using an unneeded coat closet as a pantry/storage space. But the space became an undefined catchall that made finding anything frustrating.
We took everything out, purged items not used and found more appropriate homes for others. We sorted what was left by category, then maximized vertical space with a higher shelving unit and a hanging shelf. We placed items back in the space based on frequency of use and added labels to clearly identify where everything goes. Now the client knows what she has, where it is, and can easily access everything.