Organizing my Closet

My family has had a fair amount of company this summer, and when the kids give up their rooms for guests, I often stash their clothes in my closet so they won’t disturb our guests. Needless to say my closet had gotten into quite a mess. I can’t blame it all on that, but that’s my story, and I am sticking to it!

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Our master closet is a walk through to the master bath, and my husband has one side, and yep, this is my side before I tackled it. In the process of emptying the closet and talking with my hubby, we decided to switch sides so he could have the built in shelves, and I could have a double hanging rod. (I couldn’t have a double rod on my side because we needed to move the top shelf higher which would have blocked attic access.)

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 So, we switched sides, and here is what I started with. As I was going through my things to put back in the closet, I asked the “hard” questions. “Is it ugly? Is it comfortable? Have I worn it in the last say, 3 years? Does my hubby hate it? etc…”

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I ended up with two garbage bags full of clothes for donation. (Maybe someone else won’t think they’re ugly!)

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Then I put most of my summer clothes in an under the bed storage container since the days are cooling off here some. This left me with a lot less to put back in my closet. Yes!

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I had ordered a double hanging rod and a decorative zip up bin from The Container Store, and so I put these to good use.

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I filled the bin with my purses and bags, and

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recovered a lamp shade to add some decoration and extra light to the closet.

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Here are my after photos! The shoe bag on the back of the door keeps the shoes off the floor which I really like, because it gives the closet a less cluttered look. The little chest of drawers holds undergarments.

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I think it looks even better in real life than it does in the pictures.

, Organizing my Closet, It’s not fancy, but I am so pleased to have another space in my home more organized, and now I don’t shut my eyes when I walk through it!