Mastering My Master Bedroom Closet (Part 2 of 2) 20 comments

Last month I posted about organizing my walk-in master bedroom closet so I could use it more effectively. Here are the results of my project. 


org project master bdr closet2

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To recap Part 1…

I donned a face mask due to the dust that accumulates from the carpet in my closet.

I began the initial phase of this project using 3 actions…



organizing bedroom closet


One thing I have learned about organizing cluttered spaces is to keep it simple. Otherwise you can get overwhelmed and want to abandon the project. I also learned that writing a post about organizing a space is a great motivator. 🙂


To finalize this effort, I put some more actions in place…


Remove all items from the floor of the closet


I couldn’t see the forest for the trees. I was using my closet floor as storage for things other than shoes and related items. Even after donating, shredding/trashing, and transferring items to another room last month, I had accumulated more things. So I removed all items from the floor of the closet and sprinkled Arm & Hammer Carpet & Room Allergen Reducer on the carpet.



I put on my face mask and went to work. Oh the wonders that a vacuum cleaner can perform. Thank goodness for hose attachments. They worked so well on the baseboards and corners of the closet that the vacuum cannot reach. This action was half of the battle.


Final Organization

I had to get my mind right about what belongs in my closet. I decided on clothing, shoes, luggage, handbags, and other related accessories. Everything else would be transferred to another room.


Sterilite 6 quart shoe drawers are the best way to store my shoes. They are made to stack on top of each other and I like simply pulling out a drawer rather than removing and replacing a top. They fit very well on the top shelving of my closet. I can also see the shoes better at that angle.


Sterilite 6 qt shoe drawers


Hubby wears a size 13 shoe so I had to buy Sterilite 12 quart boxes for him. I am still searching for a good deal on a shoe drawer that will accommodate his shoes. He has more shoes and clothes than I do. I tend to purge and not replace and he tends to buy more and not purge.


Sterilite 12 qt shoe box


Most of the organization of the clothing in my closet was done during the first phase of this project. I tossed a few more wire hangers during this final phase and sorted pants and shirts together. Nothing complicated. Very simple.

However I realized that I could utilize more of the top shelving on Hubby’s side by folding his sweaters and placing them there. They were being stored in a plastic container on the floor of the closet. This new way would also allow more space for the clothes on hangers.


hubby's side of closet


my side of closet


I cannot tell you how excited I was to complete this project. It is truly an example of happier, healthier, and wiser in my life. There was no cost involved and I felt such a sense of accomplishment in finalizing it.

On to the next project…


Did you enjoy my final phase of this project?

What would you have done differently?

Are you utilizing your closet space to its full potential?

How is your holiday shopping going?


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20 thoughts on “Mastering My Master Bedroom Closet (Part 2 of 2)

  • Deanna

    What a difference! Love it. Great idea on the shoe drawers too. Our closet isn’t completely out of control at the moment (only because I tackled it not too long ago) but I definitely need to do some clothes purging again. Thanks for the motivation.

    • beingawordsmith Post author

      Thanks, Deanna. It is so nice to walk in there without stepping on or over something in my path.

  • Alison

    You did that thing, Kimberly! I’m all about keeping things organized, so I get excited to see the changes that people can bring about through improved space management. An A+ for you for sure!

    • beingawordsmith Post author

      So glad you approve. I am now working with everything that I transferred out of there.

    • beingawordsmith Post author

      Finishing this project really motivated me to get started on other areas of the house. And the anticipation of a new year always gets me going. Thanks, Samantha!

    • beingawordsmith Post author

      I really pushed myself to get it done. I had grown tired of shutting the door every time I didn’t want to deal with it. Because every time I opened the door, I had to look at it again. Thanks, Talitha!

  • Adrian

    I think it’s funny that your husband has more clothes and shoes than you do. My husband is always given me a hard time about mine, but I tell him that’s because I’m a GIRL. If he didn’t want all that, he should have married a guy! I think the shoeboxes would bug me. I try to keep thing like that as easy as possible. I have a 12 shoe holder that fits on the back of the door that I use for my most-used shoes and the rest I just dump into a big basket. Looks nice though. #SITSSharefest

    • beingawordsmith Post author

      He has so much stuff because he doesn’t like to get rid of things. However he’s not the one having to organize it. LOL.

  • Joi

    It looks really organized and clean. I have another closet I need to organize, you may have just motivated me 🙂

    I have my Xmas list, now I just need to go get the items!

    • beingawordsmith Post author

      It’s been 4 days and it’s still organized. I can’t stop going in there and looking at it. Well worth the time and effort, Joi.

  • Eli@coachdaddy

    An admirable accomplishment. My big failure seems to come after I organize, and then add things that don’t fit somewhere, and ultimately, those are the things that end up on the floor and stuck with other things. Then, I need to organize again …

    It’s going to be cold and rainy all weekend. Perfect time to tackle a closet or three!

    Great suggestions Kim!

    • beingawordsmith Post author

      Thanks, Eli! Your weather forecast sounds like the one expected here in New Orleans. Ugh!! But you are right, it’s the perfect time to tackle another closet.