How I Overcame Closet Shame

How I Overcame Closet Shame

In lieu of this month’s regularly scheduled Q&A Wednesday, I decided to answer the most often asked question I’ve gotten.

Can we please see your closet?

To be totally honest, I’ve been avoiding this question for months.  Why?  Because I had MAJOR closet shame.

Seriously, it was my most hated room in the house.  My closet was stacked up to the ceiling with things that didn’t belong in there.  Even though I switched out my clothing on a quarterly basis and kept it mostly organized, everything else was just a hot mess.

I had no organization to my jewelry, we had towels and linens stacked on the shelves and my embroidery machine and supplies occupied at least half of it.

Until one Saturday morning last month when my sweet husband decided enough was enough.  He got up early and took everything out so we could both start with a clean slate.  I only wish he had told me his plans so I could’ve gotten some before pictures.  You can’t fully appreciate what a transformation has taken place without them, so you’ll have to trust me on this.

And while I don’t have one of those closets you’ve seen from other fashion bloggers (not even close!), mine is SO much better now.  Everything has a place and that feels really good.  Plus we added a few decorative touches that make me smile every single time I go in there.

Without further ado, here is the reveal of my newly organized closet!

Let’s start with the jewelry shelf first.  Craig put up some pretty new wallpaper in this area and we bought a few display pieces for organizing my necklaces, earrings and bracelets.  My favorite piece is the pretty cork board where I now hang some of my favorite necklaces.




We found these acrylic necklace and bracelet holders and organizers at Homegoods.


The cork pin board is also a Homegoods find.





This acrylic organizer is for nail polish bottles, but it worked out just perfectly for my earrings.


My shoes occupy a three tiered shoe rack beneath the jewelry shelf.


I like to fold heavy sweaters instead of hanging them.  This organizer is perfect for storing them.


My shirts are hung according to sleeve length and style.  I’m now working on replacing all of these ugly white plastic hangers with some velvet covered ones.


Jeans are organized according to wash color.  Pants and skirts are in the back.


I bought a multi-tiered pants hanger for my scarves.  It allows me to fold them over each rung and easily see all of them.


Boots are on the shelf above my clothes and are organized by height.


Purses occupy the highest shelf since I don’t need to access them as often.


That’s it!  Again, it’s not as fancy or glamorous as most closet tours I’ve seen but it works for me and my life and that’s all that really matters.

It’s Your Turn:  Share your closet organizing tips with us in the comments!


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