Ok ok. I received a reader request to post about my closet. I hesitated for a quick second only because I moved last summer and while I love most things about the new house, like the brick wall in the kitchen (my blog wall), the house severely lacks closet space! To accommodate my wardrobe, I had to get creative with a spare bedroom, transforming it into a closet/office. It is still a work in progress.
My first step was to expand the space of the tiny closet in that room by using a closet doubler ($7.96 at Walmart). Then, starting at the left, I hung three-quarter sleeve tops, tees, tanks, and then camis. In each category, items are clustered by color. On the lower rack, from left to right, are long-sleeve shirts, skirts, and shorts, also clustered by color. I hang my dresses, and long pants in the right corner space not occupied by the closet doubler. I also removed the closet door for easy viewing.
Next, I searched for a cabinet for additional storage. My search ended at the back of my house where a neighbor dumped an old cabinet. Now, this cabinet was clearly garbage with its hideous cork finish, awful glass doors, and the ugliest knobs ever. But, I saw potential. A good cleaning, some paint, and a screw driver (to remove the doors) was all that was needed to transform my neighbor’s trash into a treasure.
Once I knocked the cabinet into shape, it became the perfect place to store my sweaters which are folded in stacks sorted by color. My handbags are housed in the lower shelves of the new cabinet.
Next stop—my shoes. Two stackable wooden shelves ($9.99 each at Target) provide a great storage solution for my shoes. I store my favorite and most frequently worn pairs on these shelves. Strapped for space, my special occasion sandals have to be kept in an over-the-door organizer ($5 at walmart).
Ok. What did I forget? My belts are not visible because they are tucked away on hooks along the closet doubler. My scarves, I’ve got to see; so, I got a wall hanger ($1 at Dollar Tree) to display them.
So there it is—my closet. It is not perfect, but it is functional, making it easier for me to put looks together.