I like things organized, I like being able to go to a drawer or a bookshelf and finding exactly what I am looking for. The thing I don’t like is keeping up on it,
harping encouraging the girls and Dave to put things where they belong. The one thing that I will not budge on is making beds…..my bed is made EVERY morning before I leave the house and the girls are getting better at making their beds each morning as well. On the other side of the coin (in the bedroom) I do not keep my closet up very well.
A little while ago I ran across a Pin on Pinterest about keeping items in your closet limited. Unfortunately – it was a late night stroll through Pinterest so I apparently did not Pin the idea…nor do I remember where it came from. DANG IT! How crazy is it that I am posting about organizing and I wasn’t organized (or awake enough) to keep track of what inspired me to dive face first into getting AND KEEPING my closet under control. Seriously, shoot me now.
I started by picking the same hangers for my entire closet….I had a mixture of white and black so I kept all the black. These are my favorite:
Then I started emptying my closet – changing out the hangers to the ones I picked.
I left Dave’s clothes (on the right-starting after the dress and going all the way behind the wall) alone for the most part. If I haven’t worn an article of clothing in a year, it went into the hold box. I decided on a hold box to ensure that I don’t end up with purge regret. I will keep the box in storage for roughly 3 to 6 months and if I do not go digging in it – the box will go to a clothes swap or be a donation.
This is the end result….I only used 33 hangers…..but the majority of those are getting used for my cardigans. I have A LOT of cardigans….and I kind of feel like I cheated as all my tanks are in the drawers next to Dave’s work shirts.
I can do a little more work in making the My side/Dave side even….by switching the shoe cubbies and switching the drawers around.
I will be on the look out for a new set of baskets for the swim suits. Dave and mine are in the top fabric container and the girls’ are in the bottom. I used those containers….because I had them and those are the best kind when trying out a new system.
So here is the completed closet……I set a reminder on my calendar and in 3 months, I’ll give a sneak peek at how I am doing with the 33 hangers, and baskets.