Closet Makeover

My Closet Makeover

I’m finally back!  Nothing against the blog, but work has gotten me extremely busy and it has been hard to find time to write something for the blog.  But, I got a day off from work and finally found time to get something together…

My closet.

Closet Makeover

My closet is atrocious.  For more than one reason.

1. I have too many clothes and shoes. I need to go through them and get rid of some of my things.

2. I don’t have that much floor space because of all the shoes on my floor.

3. Even though I have the most clothes out of all of my roommates, I have the smallest closet.  That would be thanks to having the wonderful water heater in my closet.  Yeah…

Closet Makeover

So I took time go through my clothes.  I organize my shirts by color, so I took out the shirts by color and went through a process of getting rid of them.  My criteria to keep a shirt was: do I like it, is it long enough (I’m tall), does it still fit, and is it still fashionable.  I tried each shirt on unless I knew for a fact that it still fit.  I also went through dresses, skirts, and tank tops the same way.

Closet Makeover

I then went through the tee shirts that I own.  Now, I am proud to say that I have a very large black tee shirt collection, but I got rid of a few that I know don’t fit or that I don’t wear.  I also had some smocks that I had for work before we got new shirts that I was able to get rid of.

Now, the prized possession of my clothing, shoes.

A Mess in my Room

A Mess in my Room

Before I started, I took all the shoes out of my closet and off of my shoe hanger.  When I brought them out into my hallway to put on my staircase, I made quite a mess…thankfully I don’t have a downstairs roommate as of the moment, so it’s okay to make a mess.

A Mess in the Hallway

A Mess in the Hallway

But here are all my shoes.  All 60 pairs of them.

Closet Makeover

So I went through them and was able to take my shoes collection down from 60 pairs to 43.  Honestly, I am pretty proud of myself.  It is hard for me to get rid of shoes.

I still have a lot of shoes

I still have a lot of shoes

So, here is everything that I am getting rid of.

Closet Makeover

Closet Makeover

And here is what my closet looks like now!

Closet Makeover

Closet Makeover

Closet Makeover

There is actually space that I can walk on the floor and put new clothes in the closet.  I have my work shirts separated from my tee shirts so they don’t get lost, and I am able to add new things if needed. What a difference!

Have you gone through your closet and what kind of stuff you have gotten rid of?!

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26 thoughts on “My Closet Makeover

  1. swood97Shirley Wood says:

    Lining all the shoes up on the stairs really puts it into perspective, doesn’t it! I try to clean my closet out from time to time. Thanks for sharing at Merry Monday. Come back for the new party Sunday night!

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  2. Lou Lou Girls says:

    Love this! I get so excited each week to see what you have been working on because it’s always AMAZING! Thank you for sharing this with us. Pinned and tweeted. I hope to see you on Monday at 7 pm, so we can party!!!! Lou Lou Girls

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  3. Joy @ Yesterfood says:

    Lauren, this is inspiring! I read all sorts of organizing tips, but your “real life” process is very helpful! Thank you for sharing it with us at Treasure Box Tuesday- pinned! 🙂

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  4. iknead2knit says:

    OMG, I need to do this! I don’t have a problem getting rid of clothes, but shoes? You can’t be serious! Getting rid of the very things that make my heart go pitty-pat? Can you tell I have difficulty letting go of shoes? Congrats on your new closet reorg, looks great!

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  5. Jane (SustainMyCraftHabit.com) says:

    I can’t believe you’re getting rid of those ruby red slippers!
    It’s amazing how organizing and making space can feel so good. I’m inspired to get into my closet.
    Thank you for sharing at the #HomeMattersParty! Looking forward to seeing you back next week.

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  6. Jennifer says:

    Don’t you just love the feeling of getting a problem space organized? Good job! Thanks so much for sharing this at the Weekend Blog Hop at My Flagstaff Home!

    Jennifer

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