After many months of our bedroom closet desperately needing organized, we finally buckled down and tackled it this weekend. It wasn’t so bad! Well, the mess was really bad, but it wasn’t so bad to organize.
(By the way, I have before and after pictures, but for some reason, I’m having trouble uploading them.)
I started by taking everything out of the closet and arranging it in neat piles on our bed. I sorted clothes by type. If it was a cool-weather item, it went in my storage bin. If it was too small or too young for me to wear anymore, it went in the “donate” pile.
We did the same thing with Shane’s clothes.
Awhile back, I bought a closet doubler thing on Amazon.com (got it free thanks to gift certificates, yay!). It didn’t work on Shane’s side because his shirts dragged on top of the rod. But, my shirts are shorter, so we put the doubler on my side. My shirts that need hanging went on top, and Shane’s dress pants went below.
I put the t-shirts I couldn’t bear to part with in a crate, and set that on my top shelf so they wouldn’t slide into other stacks of clothes. This crate also serves as a divider for the clothes on either side.
We went to Target and bought an extra storage bin for Shane’s winter clothes, and I also bought some cedar closet things. The total was about $8, and I paid for it with a Target gift card I earned on Ebates.
The project took about two hours. It cost $0 out of pocket! What’s even better, we finally have a semi-functional closet and we’ve gotten rid of clothes we no longer need. In the future, I hope that we’ll be able to get a larger closet, but for now, this will do the trick.
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