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.
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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…
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?