Thursday, May 3, 2012

Operation Closet Update

I don't know about you but I feel like spring cleaning is in the air. It's hard to believe The Husband and I bought our place almost five years ago. I've worked hard to get things just the way I want them (for the most part) with the exception of our master closet. I'm dying to make some serious changes but really don't know where to start. I need our closet to be organized and clean feeling. The Husband doesn't have near as much "stuff" as I do so, believe it or not, he's not the issue here! I need to be able to clearly see my clothes in order to put outfits together in a reasonable amount of time. I can't tell you how many times I have purchased something similar to something I already own but had forgotten about it or didn't see hanging in the closet. Anyone else guilty of this?

The first step I took was getting rid of a ton of stuff. I am fully applying the Quality vs. Quantity rule here. I've hauled so many bags to Goodwill, I think they cringe when they see me coming. The sad part is, I'm still purging. The next step is getting rid of bulky, clunky old hangers that take up too much space. I've slowly started picking up a pack of the clutter-free, slim line hangers every time I go to HomeGoods or TJ Maxx. I'm about half way done with this part and it's already making a difference!

The main challenge is that The Husband and I may not be in this space for more than a few more years and we really don't want to invest in something that we can't take with us (for example, a custom built closet). Any suggestions?

In the meantime, I'm still devising a plan for my end goal...a beautiful closet that even The Husband will enjoy stepping into. I thought I'd share some of my inspiration with you. All of which are not custom built...

Love this for my handbags!


Cool idea for boots!


I like the idea of wall paper in the closet! So unexpected!

I'm thinking about doing the clear containers for my shoes!
Has anyone else done this?
All images via Pinterest


Happy Thursday, Friends! I hope it's a good one!

4 comments :

  1. I have the same problem! Don't want to invest a lot of money however really would like to have a much better organized and clutter free closet! Love your inspiration pictures!

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  2. So I glanced at the first picture and thought that was your closet... I'm sure your closet makeover will just as good! Can't wait to see the final product and hear about your journey along the way.

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  3. How smart hanging the boots! Going to give that a try!

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  4. I found a great set of hangers at Bed Bath & Beyond by Real Simple. $29.99 for 50 slimline velvet hangers with hooks. They come in black, stone & blue. If you save your BB&B coupons like I do, it's not a bad deal!

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