One of my spring cleaning projects was to tackle my closet.
My dream is to have a big, beautiful walk-in closet like this:
(Originally posted by Blue-Eyed Bride here)
But this what our closets look like:
By no means ideal, but pretty good for an 1,100 sq ft. condo.
I'm a pretty organized person, but there were a few things bothering me about closet and I felt like my closet was constantly a mess. So I decided to do a bit of reorganizing.
Here a look at the before and after...
(click to enlarge)
So what did I do? Just three small things...
First, see the pile crap and a white board in the lower right-hand corner of the "before" photo. Those are my shoes on a small, dysfunctional shoe rack. So I knew the first thing I had to tackle were my shoes.
I purchased an "Over-the-Door Shoe Rack" at Bed Bath and Beyond. And got my shoes up off the floor. Check it out...
Much better! And room for more shoes. Yippee! (Oh and shout out to the Mr. for helping me install it!)
Second, I did a clothing purge. The kind where you try on all of your "iffy" outfits, ya know, the ones you never wear but think you will, and have an honest discussion with yourself about if you'll ever really wear it. The purge yielded a couple of bags of clothing to donate to Goodwill. (Yay tax write-off!)
Third, I purchased some cloth containers/bins at Bed Bath & Beyond to hold the sweaters and purses that I was storing on the top shelves that would always come tumbling down and hit me in the head.
By putting items in containers you give them a "home" that they can return to, it keeps them together, and makes them easy to find.
(Note: I actually still need to purchase a couple more bins to really contain everything)
So lets recap. Three small things got my closet in shape.
1. Functional shoe rack
2. Clothing purge
3. Containerize, containerize, containerize (everything needs a "home")
One more time just for kicks... the before and after...
What do you do to organize your closet and keep it organized?
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