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This week I tackled organizing our Master Closet. I was tired of walking in it daily and seeing crap thrown up on the shelves, having suitcases fall down on my head when I was trying to reach something else, and my shoes not paired up with their mates. We have a HUGE closet, so there is no reason for it to be unorganized. There is plenty of space for everything and even now that I’m finished, there is still room for more! Not that I need any more clothes or anything–but the thought is tempting 😉
When I was organizing this space, I didn’t have a need for any baskets or bins. I basically just refolded and hung up everything nicely and uniformly.
Here are some before shots
I will say, for as particular as my husband is about how his dress shirts and dress pants get hung up, he is the exact opposite about all of his other clothes. His jeans, shorts, t-shirts and sweaters were haphazardly thrown up on a shelf, unfolded, and wrinkled. I guess since he spends most of the week wearing dress clothes and not so much his casual stuff he wasn’t too concerned about how it was put away. In all honesty, I can’t say I am any better about folding things either–or at all, as there is still a basket of clean laundry that needs to be put away.
So I started by taking all of my husbands clothes on the top shelf and refolded them keeping jeans together, shorts together, etc. Then I hung his dress pants on one end of the bar and dress shirts on the other side. For the bottom bar I hung up all of his casual button ups.
Doesn’t this look so much better?
Next I put all of our luggage and our sleeping bags–yes I know the master closet is a weird spot for these, but the garage only holds so much–together on the shelf above my dresses and jackets. Now I don’t have to worry about suitcases falling on my head when I’m trying to grab something else.
For the rest of my clothes I just straightened them up on the hangers. A few weeks ago I decided to do the backwards hanger trick to weed out clothes that I don’t wear. You hang up your clothes with the hanger the wrong direction–then when you wear that item you hang it back up the right way. At the end of the year you get rid of what you haven’t worn. This will save me from moving extra clothing I don’t wear!
Next I decided to maximize the shelf space by taking all of my tank tops and t-shirts out of my dresser and folding them nicely along with my jeans and sweaters here…
By doing this I was able to put my husbands t-shirts in the dresser drawers I just cleared out, making more room in our extra dresser for his office.
Finally, I paired up all of my shoes and stacked them neatly on the last shelf and floor space–I am not a huge fan of shoe racks
I think this shoe collection looks pretty sad…maybe I need to get a few more pairs to liven things up a bit..?
Next week we move onto the kitchen! I’ll cover that in 2 sections–one for the fridge and pantry, and the other for the cabinets. See how I turn some uber cute dollar tree bins into one whipped into shape pantry!