If you’re like most people, your closet is probably a mess. It’s crammed full of clothes and accessories, and it’s hard to find anything. Not to mention, it doesn’t look very nice. This blog post will teach you how to organize your closet for maximum space and aesthetics. By following these simple tips, you’ll be able to create an organized and beautiful closet that will make getting dressed a breeze!
The first step to creating an organized closet is to get rid of any clothes or accessories that you don’t need or use anymore. If you haven’t worn something in six months, chances are you won’t wear it again. Donate these items to a local charity or consignment shop. Next, take a look at your shoes. Do you really need 20 pairs of shoes? Probably not. Keep only the pairs that you wear regularly and donate the rest.
By decluttering your closet, you’ll be left with only the clothing and accessories that you actually need and use. This will make it much easier to organize everything else! In addition, decluttering your closet will give you a chance to assess what you have. This will come in handy when you’re trying to decide what storage solutions to use.
Are you desperate to gain control of your closets again?
DIY: Get the Most Organized Closets
Today, my 3 DIYs To Get The Most Organized Closets Once and For All From Your Bedroom Closet To The Linen Closet will help!
Is this story familiar?
Once upon a time, your closets were new to you and organized.
Your linen closet had washcloths separated from towels, and toilet paper stacked perfectly.
The coat closet was easily navigatable and you knew where all of your dress coats were versus your ‘grab-it’ jackets were.
In your bedroom, you could see the floor in the closet and you could actually find jeans, and shirts without sifting through mounds.
Somewhere between everyday life, chaotic schedules, work commitments, and personal commitments, they became disorganized.
Now your linen closet, hall closet, and bedroom closet are so disorganized it’s just a mass of clothing piles.
Fear not, my 3 DIYs To Get The Most Organized Closets Once and For All!
Get The Most Organized Closets
It all started in the upstairs of my home.
We made a life-changing decision, to makeover our walk-in closet.
Literally, after our neighbors up the street had massive machinery come in, and the ground was shaking our shelves FELL Off the walls.
You can’t change your neighbors but you can change your organization.
That was my boiling point, my popping point, the moment I knew things had to change.
And change they did.
We went from totally disorganized, can’t find matching shoes to over-the-top organized forevermore.
Fast Forward almost a year later and well, it’s all still good.
Everything has a place and there’s a place for everything.
I’ll show you what we did shortly.
Let’s Start Simple to Get the Most Organized Closets!
I opened the Linen Closet and everything was everywhere.
Under my breath, I kind of swore at my kids, because they had to put the towels and face clothes away.
But, in another breath, I was talking crap about myself and the builder.
The linen closet sucks.
How can a cramped closet at the end of a hallway hold what we need and stay organized?
I set to work and the before and after look something like this!
Here is our before, and please know, there is a pile sitting outside this door as tall as the closet, I almost forget to take the BEFORE.
To see the AFTER you gotta see the post!
Our entry closet/hall closet is now clean and organized and you won’t believe how it looks!
I am not even sure if I got a great before and after photo, but I can tell you I feel so much better.
Literally, the coat closet was over-stuffed with ‘items’ we don’t even use, and the kids had grown out of long ago.
Our donation bag was not a single bag, but 4.
Once I rid of all the ‘extra’ I then dug into matching gloves, hats, and scarves.
But that was just the beginning and today, it’s still clean, and so accessible.
I wished I had used my DIY skills to organize this closet so much sooner!
This leads me to the biggest disaster of them all.
Our Master Bedroom Closet.
I’ve already told you the story of the closet at the beginning!
Before you even start, toss, donate, etc.
Don’t forget metallic markers.
The closet is all-star IMO.
Everything has a place and I worked hard to eliminate more.
I am a shoe-a-holic and I parted with dozens after I realized what I actually wore and needed!
Clothing, well, there’s a lot, but don’t forget I am a travel writer and my destination all require different clothing, so no judgments!