Thursday, March 8, 2012

Closet Organization Update

We are going to take a break from all things laundry and talk about a little closet update.  We've recently added more organization to our master closet redo so we thought we'd share the current status of this space.  Also, with all of the freshly painted doors and walls back there things are looking even better.

Let's take a peek inside...

It has come a far cry from this:

First, there was lots of painting
Walls: Olympic Silver Lake
Trim, Shelves, Door:  Olympic Off the Shelf White
Floor:  Olympic Steeple Gray - Darkened

Then came a lot of purging, simplifying and organizing -
So here is the before shot of my side of the closet, honestly there really wasn't much of any kind of organization going on in here and I really needed to do a major purge and clean out.

Here's my side today!  With the help of a few more itso storage cubbies and bins I have plenty of space for organizing all of my t-shirts, scarves and such.  I also love these new clothing hangers (from Homegoods) - they really do save space and I love the uniformity.  

I also picked up a little shoe stand at Target for cheap so now my shoes aren't piled on top of each other.

Here's Justin's side before.  He also had a couple of plastic drawers and all of his shoes were piled in that middle opening - if you squint you might can see that from this picture.

Now he has a nice neat spot for storing all of his things plus the side by side storage bins provide a shelf for his shoes.

The top shelf got a little love too...

One large itso bin for bulky sweatshirts and sweaters.

Justin's shelf needed major help.

Much better right?  These are the same itso storage cubes but with doors instead - helping to keep everything neatly tucked away and out of sight.

Our little closet door got a little face lift with some white paint and a cute new little knob.

We picked up this little knob at World Market on sale for $2.  I love this little added detail.

We are loving our simplified, organized and clean closet.  Simple living is something that is totally starting to take over our lifestyle - which if you know me is huge because I am known to hold onto something forever for the "just in case" moment.  There really isn't need for five different black shirts and ten pairs of flip flops, we found it to be just waste.  We are hoping that we (I) can continue to keep things simple - especially when it comes to our home.


So anyone else starting to get the spring cleaning bug?  

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  1. Oh my goodness! Looks soooo different! Seeing posts like this excites me, haha. Is that weird? I know you have to be feeling so accomplished right now! :-)

    1. Thanks so much Laurie! It feels so awesome to walk into our closet now - I love it! Thanks for stopping by!

  2. I was working on organizing our closet last night! Definitely going to have to invest in some baskets and things to make it look prettier, but all in good time! I need to finish unpacking first! ;)

    1. Oh yeah, we are almost a year into this house and I just got this finished :) - there were too many others things I wanted to do first!!

  3. It's really impressive! Looks so great!

  4. Organization makes me oddly giddy. Last night was trash night, and I was (embarrassingly) proud of stuff I'd put out for the trashmen to cart off haha Your closet looks so good- especially compared to the before! Great job! ps. found you on houseblogging.

  5. Looks nice - We also did a master bedroom closet reno - would love for you to check it out - Hopped over from Chic on a Shoestring Linky Party!
    Hugs -