I made this curtain (which is why there is no close-up for you to see) out of burlap, then deicded it wasn't long enough so I added on some brown polka dot fabric. It covers our ugly electrical box.
On the left side of the closet is 3 shelves that hold my paper products. I fell in love with these chicken wire baskets from worldmarket.com (fabulous website by the way with reasonable prices). I still plan to make some tags to hang on the front of the baskets as to what is in them.
On the right side there is only one shelf that I put all my baskets on. I also store my mop/broom/vacuum in this closet.
On the left side on the floor, I covered this cardboard box with the same fabric I used for the curtain. This is my "Donate" box. As I come across things I just toss it in there and when its full it makes a trip to Salvation Army.
We also use this as our coat closet. I am not a good photographer, so just imagine that I was and you can see how much more organized it is now! Of course, I didn't even think about taking a complete before picture, but if I would have you would be able to agree with my husband. The first words out of his mouth when he saw the finished product was "Wow! How come there is so much empty space in here?"