Friday, December 17, 2010

Organizing my Closet

My mother told me to never air my dirty laundry in public.  I usually always do as my mother tells me, but now its time to fess up.  Up until now, my closet, which I share with my husband, has been a big cluttered, jumbled mess.  Although its a small walk-in closet, there is plenty of space for the two of us. We're simply not taking advantage of the real estate available.  After piling clothes and shoes around the closet for weeks, we decided to make a shift.  We needed to re-organize.  We emptied the closet, separated our clothing into "keep" and "donate" bins, purchased a few organizational tools and put it all back together again.  Here are the results!

BEFORE: My side

AFTER: Hubby's side

BEFORE: Hubby's side

AFTER: My side

Switching sides made sense.  I have more clothing and could utilize the double bars.  Hubby had shoes all over the floor and needed a second shelf on which to store them.  I also went through the mish mash of stuff on the top shelf and stored it all properly in bins from IKEA. The bins have little peek-a-boo windows that allow to see the contents: sweaters, rarely worn coats, heirloom baby clothes, hand bags and hats.

BEFORE

AFTER

We also wanted to unify the storage for our center shelving unit so I grabbed a few wood boxes from the Container Store.  I needed to maximize hanging space so I also picked up some space saving hangers.  This made a HUGE difference!

BEFORE

AFTER

BEFORE: My side

AFTER: Hubby's side

BEFORE

AFTER

See, bohemians can be organized too!

6 comments:

Lisa Fergus said...

This turned out amazing! I love how organized everything is! I wish I had a walk-in closet! I could really use one! ;)

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Brandi said...

Great job utilizing the space! doesn't it feel good to donate things and get all organized?

paisley penguin said...

Great job. I need to purge from my closet as well. Once the Christmas holiday is over I will probably start on that project.

Diane Costanza said...

I wish I had the time! My closet floor is a mess. Kudos to you for being so on top of things!

Diane

Anonymous said...

I love those times (too rare) when the spirit hits me to organize a space. So nice to get my stuff down to what I actually use and like. Enjoy revelling in being neaty-neat, and saving tons of time just reaching in there and getting what you need. - Jean

Brown Paper & String said...

Loving your work!!!