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5 Quick Ideas to Organize a Closet

Have you been working on organizing a closet or cabinet this week?  If you missed Lora’s post on Monday, check it out here, it’s full of great inspiration for this week’s topic!

This week I worked on organizing my messy closet.  The closet was unorganized and filled with clothes from previous seasons and items that needed to be donated.  While I had baskets and hanging organizers in the closet, they were not very useful.  Here are some before pictures:

My first step for organizing everything was to go through the clothing items and decide what to keep, what to donate, and what to place in a storage tub until the next season. Next, I took Young House Love’s advice from their book and switched from plastic and wire hangers to all wooden hangers.  I love the difference it made!  Now I feel like I’m shopping at a boutique instead of my closet.

After changing the hangers, I took some tags that I got at Michael’s and a black Sharpie pen to create labels for the baskets on the top of the closet. I love the vintage flower print!

Next, I tied the tags onto the baskets and separated items into their designated baskets.  I used the baskets to organize scarves, belts, purses, and backpacks.

I also created tags and used baskets to organize my flip-flops and flats.  I placed my heels and tennis shoes on a shoe rack in the bottom of my closet.  By doing this, I was able to get rid of the bulky over-the-door shoe organizer I previously had on my closet door.

Ready to see the final pictures?  Here you go!  I love the way it turned out, it feels so much more clean and open.  I was able to move all the clothes to one side of the closet (I have a huge walk-in closet) and use the dresser in my bedroom to hold tanks, t-shirts, pj’s, and additional sweaters and cardigans.

I added a laundry basket in the bottom of the closet so I can easily put clothes in and take them to the washer.  There is also a rack on the left side that is used to organize towels and toiletries.  I’ll share more about that area next week.

I placed a rug in the middle of the closet to give it more color.  It matches the same rug in my bedroom as well. Now that I have two open walls in the closet, I’m brainstorming on maybe creating a jewelry wall, what do you think? Do you have other ideas for what I should do with the open space?  If so, leave a comment below, we’d love to hear from you! Lora will be back tomorrow to share what project she’s been working on this week. Have a great Wednesday!

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Friday 14th of November 2014

There are many ways to go about organizing your closet. Different methods make more sense depending on your space and what you’re storing. No matter which method you choose, these closet storage solutions  definitely helps you to reduce the space usage. Once again great post man! Cheers!

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Monday 24th of February 2014

Thanks Gretchen! It's not so bad once you just dive in and start working on. Changing the lights is always a great first step :) Good luck!

Erica @ Craftivity Designs