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Monday, February 20, 2012

Closet Makeover

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My parents came down this weekend and one BIG task we wanted to accomplish while they were here was my closet make over. Greg and I moved into our house in May of 2011. I was living in an apartment and Greg had moved in when we married. Living in a 750 sq ft apartment as a marriend couple with 2 dogs is not advised! I still don't know how we made it 2 months.

Needless to say, we moved fast. The house was ready before we anticipated and my apartment sublet quickly. We literally had 2 weeks to do what we wanted to the house and move. It was a whirlwind. Now we are slowly organizing and rearranging, along with all the other home improvements projects we want to complete.

Our house was built in 1982, but was pretty much redone on the inside. Greg I have done just small minor changes so far. The house has a ton of character and there are few outdated features about it. One of them is the master closets. You will see what I mean in a minute. Our house is full of closets and they are no where close to being full. Our master has two large closets and our master bath has 2 walk in closets. When we moved my clothes were pretty much just thrown in the closets and it has been on the bottom of my "To Do" list even though it drives me crazy not having my clothes organized. I used to hate trying to find something to wear because clothes were everywhere between the two closets and my dresser.

So here we go! NO JUDGING!!
Here is the before picture. (I had just woken up from a nap and we got started before I snapped all my before pictures.)
 Here is the closet in the bedroom. It has two sliding mirrored doors. (plans to replace these do exist)That is hubby in the bottom of the closet installing my shoe racks.
 All my shoes were just thrown in the bottom of my closet. See them in this pile here? That is what it looked like inside.

This is my closet in the master bath. I never really utilized this closet, it was just overflow and all my purses, which I rarely used due to the lack of organization.

Then came the time to got through all my clothes. I have 3 shelves on the inside of the closet in the bedroom that were packed full of clothes not hung up or organized, as well as 6 drawers. Here is what it looked like while we were going through everything.
I realized I have a lot of clothes, shoes, and purses. I also realized I have a lot of clothes that still have tags on them! I was good and gave away 4 bags of clothes, 1 bag of shoes, and 1 bag of purses. Thanks to Momma for letting me sit back and just say "keep" or "get rid of"!!

Then came time to put everything back in the closets. I like my clothes ordered light to dark, sleeveless to long sleeve. I put all my tops in the bedroom closet.
Greg installed racks at the bottom for my shoes.
Wedges on top, flats in the middle, and heels on he floor.
Boots on the side.

In the bathroom closet went jackets and dresses on top and skirts, dress pants, and jeans on the bottom. Greg installed hooks for my purses and accessories.
I can actually walk in to the closet and find exactly what I am looking for.

In my drawers went tshirts, tanks, shorts, swimsuits. On the shelves in the bedroom closet went all my lounge wear and sweatshirts.

I feel like I went shopping and have all these new clothes!! Now to be able to button my pants again!

Have a Marvelous Monday!


Emily said...

Your closets turned out great :) good job!

Kristin said...

How jealous am I of all your closet space!?! Great job!

Lindsey Hohman said...

Nicely done! I need to get into my master closet, but I am just not motivated! I looks GREAT!

Lindsay @ Trial By Sapphire said...

So much better! Nice work, Heather!

Jessica @ Lovely Little Things said...

Please come to Tampa and do my closet next!

Hope you had a great Monday!

Tabitha Mahoney said...

Closets are soo tough to maintain, good job. Mine needs some love, for sure.


Katie said...

Looks awesome! I definitely need to do this sometime soon, my closets are all a mess! I love the hooks :)

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