Sunday, January 30, 2011

Bedroom Closet Organization: Before/After

I said I would post the before/after pictures of my bedroom closet by February 1, and look what we have here ... the promised pictures before my deadline:

Before. Eeep! My closet was not usually this messy (swear), but I kind of let it go right before I decided to do an overhaul.
Before.  Top left side of closet.
Before. Out of control T-shirt stack on right side.
IKEA belt organizer - $7.99. I hang this in my closet where it is easily accessible. 

All cleaned up!  The white jewelry holder on the wall was a Christmas gift 2 years ago from Container Store.  Below it is a shower caddy from Ikea that holds my bangles.
Old plastic laundry basket holds t-shirts and hats.  Purses and bags in bins on top. 
After.  Hanging organizer was $7.97 from Wal-Mart (the only thing I bought for this closet organization project).  Holds my hoodies, scarves, hats, swimsuits, cover-ups, flip flops and umbrellas.  The white cubes on the floor are from Target and were $9.99 for 6.  I have had them for over a year.  Right now I have wedges in one bin, but the other 2 are practically empty because I haven't decided what to put in them.   You can stack them several different ways, and as you can see, I had them stacked vertically in the before pics.  I didn't like where they were before because it made my closet feel smaller.
After (left side).   Boots are stored with rolled magazines in them to keep them upright.  Don't waste money on boot holders, just recycle magazines and do it for free.
Over-the-door shoe holder.  Have had this forever, and I highly recommend one.
So, what do y'all think?  I know it's nothing fancy, but it's much better than it was before.  To see more before pictures, check out this past post.

I am donating all of these clothes, accessories, shoes, etc. to Goodwill. I have clothes with tags still on them, and it makes me so mad.  Such a waste of money and reminds me to tell myself, "Just because it's on sale doesn't mean you have to buy it."  It has been much easier to get dressed in the morning after purging my closet and drawers. I highly recommend it!
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  1. Woah, what a difference! You did a great job. I need to look into getting one of those over the door shoe hangers, after seeing yours.

    And I had no idea the 99 Cent Store sold storage/organizers. Brilliant!

  2. Wow! Good job! I can't believe you got rid of so much stuff! How did it ever fit in there before?? It looks great!

    Woah - what a project! lol

  3. omg, my closet looks like that (before) picture! it has gotten so out of control that my walk-in is more of a lean-in now. i seriously need to get on this. great job on yours! love the shower caddy bracelet holder!

  4. Um, I think you need to come do mine. I love the idea of putting magazines in boots ... especially since my boots live on the shelves here in CC. (Too hot to wear them.)

  5. great! and i like the solution you find for your shoes, that's amazing x

  6. love your organizing! i'm your new follower..

    you can follow me too if youd like! i'm new to blogging.


  7. My closet is so similar to yours and I love what you have done with it! I just have to share mine with a boy which isn't as easy. I'm definitely going to use some of your organizing tips! Thanks!