Sunday, March 25, 2012

Closet Tour!

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:

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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:

IMG_1053To 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.
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closet3This is what our bathroom looked like when the house was being painted. That bathtub sure came in handy. 

Here’s the after:

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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!

    xoxo,

    Veronika.

35 comments :

  1. I have closet envy. The previous owner of my flat was disabled so she got rid of the closet to extend the bathroom (imo a totally unnecessary move) so i have no space for anything!!

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  2. Your closet is fabulous! I wish I had that much space. D:

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  3. Nice closet & I love that it has natural light from the window. Do you have a full length mirror? Would be great on the right hand wall there.

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  4. We are so like-minded when it comes to organization! Hanging clothes by type then color make so much sense, and makes it much easier to put outfits together. I've always thought it a bit weird when I see people organize by color first. I also have just one type of hangers in my closet, which brings me to my point -- you need a hanger upgrade!

    Huggable Hangers and these cheaper ones (http://www.walmart.com/ip/Canopy-30pk-Velvet-Hanger-Assortment-Ivory/16207024) are much slimmer than the tubular hangers you've got, but more importantly, my clothes DO NOT move an inch on those hangers because they're covered in velvet! The only negative is that the clips that you can buy to go with them to hang pants and skirts do not work (at all), but I just hang my pants and skirts over the bottom bar of the hangers, no problem!

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    1. I have thought about getting them but I am so happy with how my bright white hangers look and I have room for more stuff so it's something I would consider for later on...but I'm happy with mine now :) I know alot of people with the huggable ones who love them!

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  5. You and I are so like-minded when it comes to organization! I also organize my clothing by type first, then color. I've always thought it a bit weird when I see closets organized by color first -- I feel like I would overlook pieces a lot! I also use only one kind of hangers in my closets, which brings me to my point -- you need a hanger makeover!

    These, the Walmart variety of Huggable Hangers (http://www.walmart.com/ip/Canopy-30pk-Velvet-Hanger-Assortment-Ivory/16207024) are amazing! They are much slimmer than the tubular hangers you're using (I used to use a combination of those and sturdy, clear acrylic ones), but more importantly, my clothes don't move an inch! The only downside is that the clips that you can buy to go with them to hang skirts DO NOT work, so I just hang my skirts over the bottom bar of the hanger, no problem.

    Oh, and I love the color you chose -- it definitely makes your clothing pop!

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  6. Can you tell me the brand/style of the black heels with the little cut outs and the ties? So cute!!

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    1. they are kate spade---don't know the name but they are from last summer

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  7. Our closets are very similar in the way they are organized. I would like to make one suggestion - if you stuff your unused purses with wadded up paper they will hold their shape better. I store all of my designer bags in the cases they come with and I use old pillow cases for my other "not designer" purses.

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    1. thank you so much Bonnie! I have the bag my kate spade came in inside of the little pink purse but I will use the dust bags for the other ones too :)

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  8. Love the pops of bright pink throughout your wardrobe. They really caught my eye!

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  9. Great tips, Veronica! Thank you so much!
    Your style is very inspiring! Seeing how many pinks you have inspired me to buy more pink stuff - I've always loved the color but felt uncomfortable wearing it:(
    Thank you!:)

    http://curlijuli.blogspot.com/

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  10. Great tips! I organize my shoes the same way! Have a great week! Kori xoxo

    www.blondeepisodes.com

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  11. am i totally missing the link to the cute shirt you have on in the video? i can't find it anywhere.

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  12. Love the closet makeover and the windows in there! I wish I had time to devote to being more organized. I'm lucky if I can hang my clothes back in the closet instead of throwing them in a huge heap on the ironing board before the little man starts dragging me off to play. Ha.

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  13. The link to the top in this video is in one of my most recent videos. Look for the video where I am wearing a hot pink off the shoulder top, It's in the downbar of that video it's from target.

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  14. your so luck to have such a nice big and bright closet! And its organized so well!

    P.S lovely job on the editing! It took me a little while to get the hang of it for the one hair video I did! haha

    http://www.andrea-clare.blogspot.ca/

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  15. I really like that paint color. It looks nice.
    I absolutely love seeing what other people's closets look like--thanks for sharing!

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  16. WOW it came out great! Everything is so prefectly organized.

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  17. Excellent organization of the closet! There were a couple of questions)))
    A. Why place the windows near the ceiling hanger? What is there to hang or store?
    Two. And where did a wedding dress?
    Three. Can I write you an e-mail about the layout of the house?

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  18. Excellent organization of the closet! There were a couple of questions)))
    A. Why place the windows near the ceiling hanger? What is there to hang or store?
    Two. And where did a wedding dress?
    Three. Can I write you an e-mail about the layout of the house?

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    1. I have no idea why there are windows there I didn't design the house :) My wedding gown is in another closet, my email address is under my contact me tab at the top of my blog

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  19. I would probably get some window coverings, especially in a place like Houston; the sun can fade your clothes. :/
    Also, where is your hot pink silky button-down blouse from?
    Nat

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  20. I love seeing people's closets and yours is great! I love that you had it painted to match your bedroom!

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  21. I'd like to know more about how you care for your clothes- dryclean, washer, dryel?? Seems like you have a lot of clothes that need special care.

    Thanks, Veronika for letting us in your closet :)

    -W.

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  22. You have such a fabulous space for your closet. And you are so organized. Thanks for the tour.

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  23. It just looks like a run-of-the mill closet to me. It's nice, but I really don't see why everyone is falling all over themselves over it.

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    1. No one is falling all over themself...I'm not saying my closet is the most amazing thing in the world. I just like to keep it organized and like to show how I keep it organized and looking nice. There are plenty of nicer/larger/more expensive closets, I'm just showing mine because this is my blog and people are always curious to see it :)

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  24. You've done a nice job Veronika...I bet it's an easy task getting ready in the morning! : )

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  25. jealous of your closet! http://typicalcollegegirlkh.blogspot.com/

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