Small Space Project: the Master Closet (part 1)

Ever since I launched my Small Space Project back in January, the master closet has been inching toward the top of my list.    It really doesn’t fall into a “small” space category, but it was in desperate need of reorganization, and was growing fangs from weeks of me sticking things in there to be dealt with later.

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I’m blessed to have lots of hanging space, shelves and even drawers in my master closet, so the state of disarray was inexcusable… and driving me crazy.  I immersed myself in there for an afternoon and got things back in order.  This was truly one of those — oh-I’ll-just-do-a-quick-rearrange that took on a life of it’s own.  See for yourself…

Small space project closet

closet shoes before

Finding my favorite shoes was becoming a challenge…

closet left before

And this was just down right embarrassing.

It might not look so bad, but once I started the PURGE… holy smokes.  I was in there for hours tackling the visible spaces, namely the shelves and hanging spaces.  And I was merciless.

closet donations

Three ginormous bags of clothes, shoes, purses all ready for my charity pick up later that week.  Boy, did that feel GOOD!

I did some thinking about the things I look for most often and can’t find in my closet… my favorite shoes, neutral tops, that certain pair of pants.  And from there, I reorganized.

closet organize

All my favorite shoes are readily accessible, with the ones I wear less often (like dressy shoes) up on the top shelves.

closet after

My hanging clothes are now organized: short sleeved to long sleeved, neutral to pattern,  skirts to shorts to pants.  All my white and cream tops are together, all my dark pants are together — nothing is buried in a tangle of dry cleaning bags and empty hangers any more!  Woo hoo!

closet left after

I have dreams of turning this space into my jewelry storage, but for now, the baskets have been purged and reorganized, holding scarves, belts, and hats.

Last week I wrote a post for Mohawk on my Three Step Process for tackling this project.  Click HERE to read the post!  There will be a part 2 to this closet, but it’s safe to say it’s about 75% organized now.  Success!

Ok, share, y’all… what have you reorganized lately?

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  1. I’m so jealous of your huge closet!! Organization always makes me feel better too!!

  2. my closet looks like a tornado hit it – I organize it – and a week later, the tornado returns! congrats on getting organized!

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