Happy February! January was a blur, wasn’t it?
Last Saturday, I shared the beginning of cleaning out and organizing the Master closet. If you missed that post, click here to see some ghastly before pictures. Though I do have a few more drawers to organize, the bulk of it is FINISHED (at least my side of the closet)! Yippee!
It was a chore sorting through clothes that I haven’t worn in years and finally letting go and donating them. I organized blouses both by color and sleeve length, as suggested by Maggi Heiser, one of my followers who left a comment last week. Thank you, Maggi!
Pants are also organized by color and hang just below the blouses/shirts.
Remember this photo from last week? Here is the before (try not to judge):
And this is how it looks now:
I love my fabric boxes that fit nicely in the shelves. There are 2 different sizes and a total of 20 of them. Each box is labeled which makes it easy to find things, such as bathing suits, bathing suit coverups, small purses, hats, travel items to name a few. I don’t recall where I purchased these but Amazon has an extensive selection.
Affordable racks from Ikea provide plenty of storage for necklaces.
When we were designing the closet, I am so happy I went to the expense of adding a wall-mounted ironing board from Iron-A-Way. It appears they are now readily available from various places online. The quality of this one is very good, plus it is nicely hidden from view with a matching cabinet door.
When we were renovating the house, the only laundry room was downstairs, which is quite a distance from the master closet. Fortunately, our closet is directly above the laundry room, so it was easy to add a laundry chute to drop dirty clothes directly into a basket below. Hidden behind a faux drawer, is the entry point.
Remember this photo from last week?
This is how it looks now.
The jars are from Ikea and are perfect for storing costume necklaces and bracelets, where they don’t get tangled up with another.
This Modigliani inspired painting was done in one of my art classes a few years back. Now that the closet is so clean, it deserved some artwork!
Narrow, flat storage boxes and baskets fit nicely under the hanging rods. This is where I store those holiday sweaters I cannot seem to get rid of and multiple workout jackets/clothing.
I am delighted with my closet progress. I do thank my friend, Ret, who kindly pointed out that this space was a mess and prompted me into action.
Here’s a shout out to Jill at Classy Closets , who was instrumental in creating the closet design. I have used this excellent company many times in other renovation projects.
There is a cedar closet in this area, but I’m a bit “closeted-out” so that will need to be a future endeavor.
Happy Saturday to you! I hope your weekend is filled with relaxation and fun!