I’ve been planning a closet/organization post since last year…but my closet is a work-in-progress, and it always seems like I’m waiting for that last piece to tie the whole thing together. So instead of waiting until everything was *perfect*, I decided to share
my closet as it is now – and update in the future as necessary!
My walk-in closet is located in a corner of the master bedroom. Here’s a slightly distorted and fuzzy stitched-together picture showing a complete overview:
One of my major challenges was organizing my shelving unit so that my most-used items were at hand and easy to access. Canadian Tire came to the rescue – I found $1 clear plastic shoe boxes there. Not only do they keep my shoes tidy, they’re also great for storing makeup and other small bits.
Shelf contents (top-to-bottom):
1st row – Overnight bags & larger handbags
2nd row – My designer handbags in their dustbags. Currently shelved in a repurposed shoe rack
3rd row – Toiletries, handbag essentials & wristlets/cross-body bags
4th row – (shown twice in the pics) My scarf collection & super-tall ZARA heels
5th row – Accessories & boxes filled with extra make-up, tights, belts and jewelry
6th row – My most-worn shoes
Choosing outfits is SO much easier now that I can see everything I own. I did a major closet purge: I donated unwanted clothes to charity and moved all my warmer pieces (sweaters & jackets) to the spare room closet. I’ll rotate them back in and switch out my summer clothes when the weather gets colder.
Top Row (left to right):
– Long-sleeve button-down shirts
– Short-sleeve button-down shirts
– Light-weight cardigans
– Sleeveless tops
Bottom Row (left to right):
– Dressy tops
– Light-weight jackets & blazers
– Jeans & jeggings (2 per hanger)
There are several techniques and products that have made organizing my closet easier:
1) Rolling my scarves – my preferred method of storing scarves. It’s much easier & quicker than hanging them or folding them PLUS I can see them all at a glance.
2) Specialty hangers – slim felt hangers to maximize space, loop hangers for my belts & pant hangers for my jeans – all purchased for a bargain at Winners/TJ MAXX.
3) Jewelry organizer – another Winners/TJ MAXX find. Necklaces are an essential part of my daily outfits: having them in clear pockets in front of me makes it super-easy to pick out the perfect one.
4) $1 shoeboxes – Easy to see what’s inside. I can choose the box I need and easily remove it. I can configure them any way I need to fit in my shelving space.
BEFORE & AFTER:
The key phrases driving my closet organization were “easy to access” and “simple to maintain”. I love walking into my closet and picking out all the different elements for my daily outfit. Although there is room for improvement, it feels really peaceful and tidy inside.
Look what I found at the back of my closet – a 3-year old forgotten maxi dress that was perfect for today!
Oh – and in case you’re wondering where hubby keeps his clothes since I took over the walk-in…don’t worry! We designed a 3-door floor-to-ceiling PAX unit to hold all his clothes – and he has more than enough space for all his things 🙂
How do you keep your closet organized? I’m always looking for new tips & tricks!
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