How To Organize A Walk In Closet: tips for editing, and organizing your closet so that everything has a place to live.
It’s January and just like every year at this time, I feel the need to get a little more organized. Last year, we installed closet organizers in our girls rooms, and what a difference it has made. No more yelling for mom when they can’t find something. So, this year, we’re thinking about how to organize a walk in closet.
Truth be told a lot of the clutter and mess on my husband’s side of the closet was actually my overflow. The poor guy had my wedding dress, tons of throw pillows (it’s a bloggers problem for sure -pillows for every season and colour combination) and even the baby bassinet, that had been my mom’s and then used for me and my siblings, and eventually both my little girls. I hope someday my own girls will use it, but storing it in the top of my husband’s closet was not the best storage solution.
Tips On How To Organize A Walk In Closet
The first step in this makeover was to get rid of all the stuff that needed a new home. There was also a few trips down memory lane, and a pretty big donation bin involved. Mock turtle neck anyone?
When I’m trying to edit I usually make three categories; keep, donate, and garbage. And here’s a really helpful tip -give yourself a time limit like one week to actually drop off that donate bag to the second hand store.
You might also want to think about seasonal items. Do you have space to store your off season clothing in your closet, or should you find another storage spot for it like in the basement or in under the bed storage bins?
2. Install A Custom Closet Kit
Step number two, install a beautiful closet organizer. We still had the builder’s hanging rail and shelf, along with a dresser, but it really wasn’t working so great. This Custom Closet Kit is so versatile and easy to install that it was the perfect solution. We picked out a customizable option, that allowed us to configure it exactly how we wanted.
It was easy to put together, and made such a difference to the space. It’s amazing how the same space felt so much bigger, once we were able to organize it better, and make use of different heights.
3. A Place For Everything and Everything In Its Place
I loved the adaptability of the hanging system and shelves. We were able to create a place for long hanging and double hanging for all his shirts and pants. We also added a cute place for spare change, and his watches.
Life is easier when everything you need is at hand, so we added a laundry hamper too. A clock is a great addition so you know how much time you have in the morning. Love is in the details.
Things to consider including in your walk in closet space
- spot for lose change
- storage for watches and jewelry
- somewhere for folded items
- hanging space -long and short
- a laundry hamper
- shoe storage
- a place for bags
- using baskets, crates, or storage boxes for smaller items
- matching hangers make it feel more organized
- don’t forget pant/skirt hangers too
My husband is really enjoying his new closet, and it definitely makes everything easier in the mornings. When you can easily find your things, it’s so much faster, and more fun.
I honestly wish we’d done it years ago, and it encourages me to tackle a few other closets this January.
With our tips on how to organize your walk in closet, life really is a party!
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