sometimes the clock strikes midnight and i'm antsy to do something productive instead of going to bed. such was last night. i was browsing the martha stewart website, checking out the halloween crafts and recipes (my favorite holiday) and i found some great tips for closet organization. our closet is c-r-a-m-p-e-d. it functions as my sewing room and steamer/vacuum storage in addition to shoe storage and our clothing. it's tight.
in an effort to try to fit everything hanging on one bar, i tried to weed out anything that could be folded: sweaters and anything jersey.
this is genius. fold t-shirts in thirds (or quarters depending on how deep your drawers are) and file them like a card catalogue, using a small book-end to hold them up. or if you're me, with not a lot of space and lots of jersey, i used stacks of tank tops and other shirts at the back to hold up the stack of t-shirts.
mine doesn't look quite as neat... but i'm happy i could fit more in here! click on the picture to see notes.
i wish i had room to have a drawer like this one from martha stewart. right now it mine consists of a small shoe box. motto: keep shoe and clothing repair/maintenance things together and accessible.
i thought this was an interesting idea. a large cloth napkin with an eyelet in the middle to protect coats and jackets from dust. i can sew, so i might make shaped covers for my coats.
again, i wish i had space to do this! i think it really shows respect for items you own. all my warm accessories (scarves, knit hats, gloves) are in a basket in my bedroom.
the ocd in me loves this. take a picture of what's inside of your garment bags.
so this is what my closet looks like now, even after a bit of organizing last night. you can click on the picture and see my notes.
it needs help. i like things to "look" organized, and right now our closet looks like a big mess. i'm going to ask my dad if he can make me some sort of cubby storage out of mdf to fit below my clothes. neither rod has enough clearance for trousers, which is why i'm trying to fit everything on the top rod and eliminate the bottom one. hopefully then i will have room to fold more things (i still have some jersey dresses in there that could be folded)
hopefully i will have a clean, organized, new and improved closet to show you soon!