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I’m back this week with another installment of my Make It Simple series! It took me a good month to get up the courage to post this… I’m still deciding if it is completely weird to post pictures of my own closet, but oh well!
Because it was so much fun when I did it with the kitchen, let’s resume this format, shall we?
Here is what I think my closet looks like…
And here is what it actually looks like:
Ta-da! Surprisingly, this is one area of my home that I never think about improving. It functions well for me, and a gorgeous walk-in closet is not high on my list because then I would only want to fill it up. And the key to simple for a woman’s closet organization is LESS. (Just don’t remind me of that next time you see me at Banana Republic.)
1. Tops (with workout tops right before the empty hangers)
2. Basket of girly things – like nail polish & lotion
3. Bottoms (both pants & shorts)
5. Hanging shoe organizer that I fill with pajamas & bras (not shown, because that really would be weird). Socks at the very bottom.
6. Dresses & Skirts
7. My shoe tub! Fancy, isn’t it?
8. Storage tub. This is where I store a bag of maternity clothes and a bag of post-baby clothes. Tucked away for future use!
9. Basket for temporary storage. When I change clothes but am too hurried to put them away properly, it’s nice to have a designated place to toss them!
But what I am most excited about is this group of empty hangers!
I recently donated a big bag of clothes and shoes I haven’t worn recently. I am merciless with my own belongings! If they don’t get used, I have no place for them! I used to own more, in high school and college. But I’ve been honing my shopping skills gradually so that I only buy pieces I love. It all started with that one time Ryan and I drove out to grad school in the Midwest and only took what we could fit in our Toyota Corolla. We rented furniture for the year and were careful not to accumulate because we would need to once again fit our belongings in the car to get back home!
Now I just need to hide those empty hangers and resist the temptation to fill them with new clothes! (Obviously, my desire to dress cute is constantly at battle with my desire to own less. At least I’ve got that latter to keep the former somewhat in check!) I hope you found an idea or two that you could apply to your own closet.
Is your closet working for you? Have you evaluated its contents lately?
To catch up on the rest of the series: