**I need to warn you that this post is NOT about beautiful photography! It’s about fun, unique ways to organize a master closet. See, our master closet gets no natural light and therefore every shot has a funky yellowish tone. Proceed at your own risk…
Now, Mom if you’re reading this post please look away…
Terrifying isn’t it? Our master closet is the epitome of a “BEFORE” picture. [And NO, I'm not a lame-o who made my closet a disaster in order to have an awesome before picture]. Folks, what you’re witnessing is the way our closet has been “functioning” [I can't even type that without smirking] for the past 1 1/2 years!
Have you thrown up yet? NO??!! Well, in that case here’s another one…
Could you live like this for 1 1/2 years? Looking at these pictures I’m amazed that my Type A husband didn’t go into cardiac arrest!! Well, who says people can’t change. I thought about just organizing one section of our closet, but in my world one little project quickly snowballs into many many many projects. To make this task a little less daunting I decided to tackle one section at a time.
The best way for me to tackle any organization project is to clean everything out, brainstorm and put the space back together bit by bit.
Hmmm…I completely forgot our security system hub was here! Well there goes my idea of building a shoe tower! To fill this space I simply re located my hanging organizer from the other side.
It’s awesome having my shoes at eye-level and it’s sure easy on my back. These hanging organizers are from IKEA and are by far some of the best ones I’ve ever purchased.
I have seen the idea of hanging high-heeled shoes from a curtain rod all over Pinterest, but I wanted to try something a bit different. I purchased 4 of these lucite wall shelves a while ago.
I am currently using 2 of them to hold my kids’ chalk+erasers for their chalkboard, but I used the remaining two just below my hanging organizer. I simply attached each shelf with a couple screws then added 4 pairs of high-heels and voila!!
Next it was time to find a home for my belt collection. I grabbed our old acrylic shower curtain rings and one of my husband’s tie hangers.
I simply put a ton of the rings onto the hanger and hung all of my belts. They used to be crammed into that plastic shelving unit in the first pictures. Not to sound like a snob, but belts certainly last longer if they are hanging. I have a few leather belts and they age exponentially when all curled up. Now I can easily see my inventory and can get a ton more use out of them.
Next up was scarves + hats. This is one of my favorite things about the master closet overhaul. I attached an old curtain rod to the back of the closet door and used more of those acrylic shower curtain rings, plus I managed to find a handful of drapery rings to use.
The shower curtain rings are perfect for holding scarves and the drapery rings hold our hats nice and tight.
To hold my work out gear [cough. cough. that's one New Year's Resolution I haven't fulfilled just yet], swim suits and jammies I just re used that plastic shelving unit that was already in our closet.
Where’s Waldo? Can you spot it?
Last, but not least I added a sitting area for us to put on our shoes, or just to reflect on how much crap we have!!! I used our old nightstands that I banished to our storage area to create a “bench” then added a bath mat for some cushion on our tushies! Why a bath mat, you ask? First, we’re not using it; second it has a non-slip grip; third…I’m still thinking.
And there you have it! Using things I had scattered all over the house+garage I managed to finally tackle the hot mess that was our master closet. I hope I’ve inspired you just a little to think about things you might have collecting dust and using them in new, unique ways!
GO FROM THIS HOT MESS:
AND DON’T FORGET PRIME REAL ESTATE BEHIND THE DOOR: