I’ve done a post about my closet before (both in our old house and our new house) but I thought I’d film a video this time too.
For those that don’t have time to watch my video tour, I’ve included photos of my closet in this post.
Let’s take a look at what my closet looked like when we first got the house:
This is actually from when our house was still a model home, but you get the idea, the walls were just a plain (blah) builder paint.
Then, when I had my things in it, it looked something like this:
To be fair, this is when we first moved in so it was really terribly messy, but you get the idea…
I had the painters paint my closet the same color as our bedroom. It’s Martha Stewart’s “Flagstone.” I took some photos while it was still empty so you could see the color.
If you’d like to see my video tour, please click “play” on the video below:
Before I go, here are my top closet organization tips:
- Group things together: this means that all long sleeve shirts, sleeveless shirts and short sleeve tops should be grouped together so it’s easier to find what you’re looking for.
- Organize each “category” of clothes from light to dark so that it’s easy to see which color groups you have.
- Assess your closet at least every other month---are there things you never wear/don’t fit anymore/are very worn out? Donate, sell or toss clothes as needed. Remember to think of your closet as valuable real estate---every item that is taking up space and is never used is a waste of your valuable space.
- Fold vs. Hang- I fold my jeans and shorts and hang my dress pants. Fold what makes sense to save room for items that need to be hung.
- Use the same hangers for everything---I use all white hangers (except for pant and skirt hangers) because they look crisp and clean and when everything matches your closet looks more boutique-like.
- Use your wall and door space---I have an over the door hanger that holds my belts and some necklaces and tote bags. You can also hang hooks from your wall to hang handbags and other items.
- Embrace the seasons--- I will usually re-order my closet for fall/winter and spring/summer. This means that in the spring and summer, heavier sweaters and jackets go to the bottom bar towards the back of my closet since I won’t use them during this time. Another option is to move items that are seasonal into a storage closet in another room of your house.
Hope everyone had a great weekend!