Before: all the clothes piled on the floor because I had too many clothes in four different sizes. After cleaning them out and then adding a couple of things, my clothes now feel more like an ensemble rather than a mish-mash of clothes that don’t fit.
And the closet floor stays clean!
Doug’s side of the closet always stays organized. It’s so easy: you have shirts, and you have pants. All the same size and all worn year-round. I’m a little envious.
And then here’s my side, and yes it does feel a little odd to show my closet to everybody, but here it is finished!
What I like most about my side of the closet is I have room to hang up all of the summer and winter clothes together, since I have fewer clothes now. I used to keep the off-season clothes stored away and would rotate them, but that required extra work. Now I keep my maternity clothes stored away.
These hanging canvas organizers have been so handy. They’re simple to move from one apartment to the next. I use mine for shoes and sweaters, and Doug uses his for socks and underwear, sweaters and shorts. I like how easy they are to hang from the bars with velcro, so we don’t have to mount them. Every time we change apartments, we rearrange them. I really like the half-sizes, but we also have some full-length ones. The three-shelf size is so versatile, and so is the shoe organizer.
In the corner behind the door we wedged dresses, scarves, and his shoes. The laundry hamper fits behind the door.
When I was going through the closet, I didn’t take it all out at the same time, but I worked in sections over a few days. It was easier to sort through just the pants and see which ones I should give away rather than face everything at once. I also took time to clean it, because closets can get rather dusty.
I cannot even tell you how much nicer it is to get dressed in the morning now!