Woo! It’s been a minute since I have had time to post to the blog… What a crazy summer! I really wanted to hop on and share with you guys all the things I did to make my closet situation something that I love instead of freak out about every time I get dressed…
A lot of my ideas came in the car ride with my husband to and from Aspen. He had some great solutions to help me figure this out. Let’s be real, this closet situation was annoying him too since I was frustrated every time I had to get ready. So here is what we came up with:
- Fixing the overstuffed closet. I have things that I was storing in my son’s closet that I literally don’t need 6 months out of the year (I like to switch my closet every season). So I moved that to another area in the house so I could make space for things I need during the current season, but not as often (like cocktail dresses and eveningwear). This new found space allowed me to spread out my items which was already a huge help for my closet
- Virtual closet life. I decided that I wanted to digitize my closet, so I didn’t have to always be searching through it physically when it was time to get ready. This allows me to look at things on the go, plan outfits for trips, and in general see everything better. This is a long process, but totally worth it for me! I used the Stylebook app which has so many features. I took pictures of every item for this season and will do the same once I make the switch to fall/winter.
- Shuffling and shifting. One of my issues is that my drawers are also jam packed. Since I had more space, I decided to hang things like t-shirts and jeans that I use often, and that extra drawer space went to my ever growing athleisure and workout clothes.
- Using my behind the door space. I bought this over-the-door organizer from Target which allowed me to move smaller items like purses, sunglasses, and scarves out of my closet and drawers. I actually loved it so much that I bought a second one for my daughters’ room.
- Final organization. I decided where it was best to put each category (t-shirts, tanks, pants, jeans, shorts, blouses, and dresses) and within each category broke it down further into type, like “tank dresses”, “long dresses”, etc. Then I tried to organize by color in each category which is a little extra, but that is just me 😉.
And that’s it. It has been a multi-week process, and I have more to do (like this whole thing all over again in a month for fall/winter!), but I am finally excited about my clothes again because I can see everything!