Okay, January is the month of purging and organization for almost everyone. For me personally, I need all the organization and systematic processes for home management that I can get! Having things in order just makes me a happier momma.
One of my coworkers told me that she organized her closets by color, ROYGBIV style. She had no kids at the time. I told her this momma had no time for that business. She said, and I QUOTE, “Don’t use your kids as an excuse!” (She then backed out on it partially once baby came.)
I kinda loved and hated her for saying that. It kinda made me want to prove something. I didn’t know what exactly. So I decided to organize my closet to prove to myself that I could get organized with three crazy kids running around.
Note I said organize, not purge. I’ll be honest – I think I’m a closet hoarder (see what I did there, pun intended). I keep almost everything because I’m reminded of how much I spent on it each time I go to throw away or give away something. Purging is for another blog post.
My first step was to figure out how I could get more clothes in my space (and then ROYGBIV it).
Here’s the before image of my section of the closet. Notice all of the plastic hangers mixed with wire hangers. My first step in organizing my closet is at least getting the same hangers. I read a few reviews on getting the tan hangers versus the black ones. Some of the reviews stated the black ones stained beige, white and khaki clothing. I honestly have been using them for over a year now, and I have not had any stains using the black ones! The tan ones are about 25% more expensive.
I looked around for some reviews on hangers and settled on these velvet hangers.
With the same amount of clothes as the previous image, the velvet hangers gave me a TON of room! I reiterate, this is the SAME AMOUNT of clothes! Freaking amazing.
Let’s do the image side by side shall we?
Next task, purging. It is so hard to know that you spent X amount of money on a shirt, just to give away or throw away. I’ve heard that there is a euphoria to purging, maybe that will be my motivation.
Products to Organize Your Closet
While we’re speaking of closets, I wanted to do a roundup of products that I would LOVE to have in addition to the velvet hangers. These products are AH-MAZING! My getting dressed routine would be so much easier in the morning with these products! Links directly below the image.
One product that I have purchased and loved is this rolling laundry hamper with DIVIDERS!
There is no reason why the hubs should not know to sort. We have it in our closet.
I am not saying that this will prevent your husband from missing the hamper. It just helps make it obvious where dirty laundry should go. We use the dividers for whites, jeans, darks, and lights.
Seriously, amazing. It saves me a step of sorting (most of the time). I love that it ROLLS! Winner winner, chicken dinner!
Future Closet Remodel Dreams
We do plan on remodeling our closet one day. I’m obssessed with the Elfa Storage from the Container Store. Here are some of the images I took when I visited last.
Take a look at that birchwood. It is so beautiful. Holy closet!
Here it is in walnut. I cannot even imagine having drawers in my closet right now!
This is so nice! Can you imagine having all that storage in your closet?!