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September 25, 2012

Closet storage solutions


As some of you know, I recently gave my closet a little facelift. In order to start fresh, I dragged everything out...then got to work organizing the litte things first: my shoes, bags and jewelry.


Bags and shoes are lined up neatly on the shelves to the left. Shoes I don't wear often are in their original boxes up top. I have a step ladder on the wall to pull out when I need to reach something high off the ground.


I use an old egg crate to stash my sandals and flip flops. I don't have boxes for most of these, and since I wear them most often, I can easily see and grab what I want to wear on-the-go.


I have a few hats in hat boxes -- some were my grandmothers -- stored on the very top shelf in my closet. Next to them are two clear containers where I'm currently storing heavy wraps and clutches -- mostly ones that I wear to fancy occasions, like weddings. I'll rotate the wraps for summer tanks as the weather gets colder. 


I found a sewing box at an antique store for $8 (!) last summer, and I use it to store chunky jewelry, seasonal pins and my pappagallo belts.


I cleared out the right of my closet to make room for this small dresser from Hobby Lobby. Each drawer has a chalkboard, making it easy to organize everything from scarves to gloves and leggings. I no longer have to hunt through a messy drawer for a missing glove in a sea of underwear and tights! It doesn't hurt that it's a super cute piece of furniture, too. (I'd Rather be Thrifting print here. Pretty much sums me up perfectly!)


(Yes; I have a separate drawer just for infinity scarves. Ha ha!)


I use a small lunch tray to organize the pins, earrings, rings, necklaces and bracelets I wear most often. That little brass owl is just something that makes me smile -- I found it at a thrift store recently for just $1.99!



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And finally, I'm a believer that every space should have a special light fixture, even if it's your closet! The one I was so looking forward to getting through the mail ended up being a little bit of a bust, but the hardware fit a $2.00 vintage pendant light I'd been holding onto perfectly. So, all's well that ends well, right?

So, after I organized all the little pieces, I carefully selected clothing to hang up in my closet. I donated anything I haven't worn in a year, and I arranged clothing by garment type: sweaters, blouses, dresses and shirts. Everything is in its place, and as a result, the space feels much less chaotic. Let's just see how long I can keep it this way! 

Happy organizing!



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9 comments:

  1. Wow! Your closet looks gorgeous. I would definitely spend time in there!! I adore that dresser. I might have to find something similar for myself. Good job reorganizing!

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    1. Thank you! That dresser has made my life so much easier, that's for sure.

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  2. Love the sewing box idea. Don't know why I hadn't thought of it before.

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  3. This is amazing. You hands down have the most amazing closet of any non-celebrity I know of!

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    1. That is so nice! Thank you :)

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  4. ahhhh mazzzzing!!!! The sewing box and the dresser...are fabulous! Perfect...oh I am so jealous I wish I had space for these ideas!

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  5. girl, what a dream closet! i agree with everyone else that you have a dream closet. love the chalkboard labels. hope you're having a restful and wonderful weekend.

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