We’ve been making slow but steady progress on our master bedroom closet organization project. I’m really trying hard to figure out what we need with this closet to make it work the best for us, since it serves as our main storage for our house…so it’s kind of slow going. For sure this won’t be a quick before and after 🙂
These definitely aren’t styled blogger pics- more like “real-life-I-can’t-believe-I’m-putting-these-on-the-internet pics” but let me tell you what I’ve done so far.
As a reminder, here’s the setup:
I’m not a huge clotheshorse- I am definitely more of an investment shopper, and I usually use Stitch Fix for my wardrobe, scheduling a Fix about once a season. So I don’t accumulate a lot, but what I do buy, I tend to keep for a long time. When it was time to purge, I turned to Melissa at Simple Lionheart Life. She has an awesome series of tutorials about clothing decluttering and creating a capsule wardrobe. A lot of the issues that I was having, like not wanting to get rid of some items I had paid a lot of money for, Melissa had a solution. Plus, she has free printables to help you along. Her tips helped me a lot as we got started. We ended up with about 4 bags worth of stuff for the yard sale and to donate! I was so surprised at how much stuff we had- I mean, we just moved in a year and a half ago!
After we thinned down our clothing, I reconfigured a good bit. We decided to move our dressers into the closets to not only open up our bedroom, but also make the closet more usable. Doing that has turned the closet into more of a dressing room- it’s been amazing! Now, our clothes aren’t strung all over the bedroom- they’re almost immediately put up in the closet. It’s incredible the difference that one change has made! If you have the ability to move all of your clothing into one spot like this- do it! You’ll love the function it brings to your space.
Our dressers I picked up, of course, thrifting, with the intention of refinishing them. Three years ago. Obviously that hasn’t happened yet (hangs head in shame). That’s one of the things that this little project has inspired me to finally get done. But the pretty comes after the organization 🙂
Another change has been to fold more clothes instead of hanging them. For how the closet needed to be configured, it just made sense. I’m still getting used to it, but the undeniable function that it brings is worth it.
Now, my hanging clothes just take up that small section there- about 1/4 of the space they took up before!
I wanted to live with this for a couple of weeks to see how it worked for us functionally, and it’s been great. The only thing is, I still need to bring in a “drop spot” for my dry clean only clothes (that I don’t dry clean, but put in the dryer with Dryel or Woolite at Home Dry Cleaner), so I need to install some hooks for that. I’ve just been putting them on that faux fur stool for now, but that’s not a good solution for long term.
Here’s an updated floor plan:
As you can tell from the many holes in the walls in the pics, I’ve already moved the shelves around, and I’ll show you that soon…but that solution has been working great! I’ve been trying to figure out a solution for my jewelry and accessories, but just haven’t hit on the perfect thing yet. I can’t wait to get the organization done so I can get started making this space beautiful 🙂