It has FINALLY happened friends! My closet is organized and pretty and everything I’ve been imagining in this space. Only 2 years after we moved in! But, sometimes good things take time. When we were building our house– I imagined that this closet would be a retreat. It would be a positive, pretty space where I could start my day. There is no worse way than starting your day in a clutter-filled-can’t-find-my-bra kind of space. I’ve been there. I’ve had small closets. I’ve had overflowing closets. I have seen it all!
Here are some tips that have worked for me so keep the space clean, tidy and not a total headache:
First, declutter and donate.
No amount of cute boxes or hangers are going to change a cluttered filled closet. If you haven’t worn it in the last year, it’s time. Part with it. You can do this. Just Marie Kondo that space. Things are going to get bad before they get better! A little trick that I have learned is if you’re having a hard time getting rid of things– put them in a box and put them in your garage or under your bed or someplace out of the way. If you actually remember something in there and are missing that one shirt– then pull it out and keep it. If you can’t remember what’s in that box, don’t even open it and take it straight to donation.
Second, establish a game plan for your closet.
Before you start throwing things back in, decide where things are going. How you are going to store them and then buy things that fit your plan. In the past, I have loaded up on all the storage containers and then I fill them and I have ZERO space to store the dang boxes. You too? Plan out that closet friend!
Third, color coordinate.
I hang my clothes by color. This helps me find things in the morning, but also, when I’m out shopping I can flash to my closet and think “No, in fact, I don’t need another white shirt” or “I don’t own anything mustard, I’m getting this!” And it makes your closet pretty too!
Here’s a look at my final and finished master closet tour, it feels SO good!
P.S.: The Container Store is having a sale through May 19 and tonnnsss of closet storage and organization solutions are 25% off! So now is the time!
Thanks for being here! If you have any questions, leave a comment and I’d love to help!