Michael and I recently tackled the long-overdue makeover project of reorganizing my closet. To be honest, it was past way overdue and oh so necessary. If you missed the post or if you want to see the progress, you can get caught up HERE.
I thrive when things are out in the open and grouped together. If something is in a drawer or a box, I often forget its there and then I end up not utilizing a piece I actually enjoy.
I removed the drawers from my dressing table and set them on a shelf. The drawers still contain undergarments and my nightshirts, but, because they are out in the open, I am less likely to dig and make a mess.
Here is a small pail I picked up at either Lowe’s or Walmart to use as my laundry basket. I toss my clothes in and then take them to the laundry room every few days.
Here’s the thing, this is what works for me, for my low maintenance, user-friendly brain. This is the system that allows me to keep things organized and it frees me from feeling tethered to a structured routine. In the past, I would organize my closet, work the system for a few weeks and then slowly the clutter would creep back in.
So often, we get in our own heads that we have to do things a certain way because that is the way most everyone else does them. Shake off that way of thinking and organize the way that fits you. If you want to keep your socks in a basket, do it. If you want to display your hats and bags on a pegboard wall……do that too.
The whole unit took us a weekend to build, a few days to stain and then an afternoon to load it up with all of my clothes, hats, scarves, shoes and necklaces!!! The cost was just under $200. It feels so right to have everything in its place.
My scarves hang from an old coat rack and my necklaces from a tie rack. We used plumbing pipe for an industrial look. It was an economical and creative choice.
I hope my closet makeover inspires you to take a second look at your closet and see if you can get creative with your organization too.
Let me know if you decide to change things up in your closet.