What a whirlwind the last few weeks have been. It’s been more than a month since I posted about my Great Closet Clean Out project, and I have yet to show you the finished product. But let me pause before the big debut and share some news.
We are moving! Yes, I’ll be moving towns, homes, and closets… just when I got thisclose to where I wanted my closet to be. My husband has taken a job in Tulsa, Oklahoma, and we are in the process of buying a new house and selling our beautiful home.
So I will share more about the move later, but now time for the big debut!
(Side note: My closet is still not exactly how I want it… I’d love to add all matching hangars and clear boxes for my boots, but organizing gets expensive!)
One of the best changes I made was moving all the skirts and jackets hanging on the lower rack of my closet to the rack on the opposite side. This created a much more “open” closet. It also allowed me to add shoe racks to display my rather extensive shoe collection. My closet no longer feels cramped.
I was worried that moving all my pants and skirts to one side would be too squishy, but it actually works out well. I can see ALL the choices available for “bottoms” at a glance. (Just imagine how pretty it will be when I get all matching hangars!)
I am fortunate to have great built-in shelving in my closet. I worked on organizing the shelves and putting the items I wear most at eye level. I also found bins to hold T-shirts and camisoles.
I had read that filing your shirst like this made them much easier to see in the closet/drawer and looks much nicer, so I decided to give it a try.
I am still undecided on the bins. While I like the look, the bins don’t hold as many shirts as just “stacking” the shirts could. Plus, trying to neatly cram a T-shirt back into the bin after it has been washed is quite a task. I’m not sure my bins will look like this for long.
But I am very pleased with the bins I’m using for other purposes!
Corralling all my flip flops…
Neatly holding clutches (and I re-organized the rest of my handbags on the top shelf instead of the prime real-estate they had been using)…
and a final bin for my closet odds and ends… downy wrinkle releaser, zip-loc bags for travel, shoe sponges & a lint roller.
So that is my closet re-do. But now I will begin the process of packing up and moving… to a new closet. Let the Great Closet Clean Out begin again!