Closet Round Up

Hello!  Can you believe that it’s April already?  Who knew that this year was going to fly by so quickly?  It’s crazy!  This blog post is a repost from August about closet.  And I am still trying to organize my closet…I haven’t been very successful.

Now!  I live in an apartment with a walk in closet, but it’s not very big or organized.  So this week in looking for inspiration for myself, I thought I would share my favorites.  Some of these are organization, some are awesome pictures, but all of them are just cool!

So enjoy!

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Closet Reveal from Brighton the Day

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5 Closet Organization Tips from My Domain

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Awesome Walk In Closet Redo from Organized Living’s YouTube Page

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Tips for Organizing a Small Closet from Queen Bee of Honey Dos

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Best Ikea Closets on the Internet from Who What Wear

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Dream Closet Makeover from Love Create Celebrate

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Beautiful Dark Wood Closet from Decor Pad

Ikea Billy Bookcase

Ikea’s Billy Bookcase for Closets from Apartment Therapy

Pure Wow

Simple Open Closet from Pure Wow

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Closet Reveal from Ivory Lane

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Closet Round Up

Hello!  How was everyone’s week?  Mine was fine, thanks for asking.

Now!  I live in an apartment with a walk in closet, but it’s not very big or organized.  So this week in looking for inspiration for myself, I thought I would share my favorites.  Some of these are organization, some are awesome pictures, but all of them are just cool!

So enjoy!

Closet Redo.jpg

Closet Reveal from Brighton the Day

Neutrals.jpg

5 Closet Organization Tips from My Domain

Awesome Walk In.jpg

Awesome Walk In Closet Redo from Organized Living’s YouTube Page

modern-closet

Tips for Organizing a Small Closet from Queen Bee of Honey Dos

Ikea Closets.jpg

Best Ikea Closets on the Internet from Who What Wear

Closet-staged

Dream Closet Makeover from Love Create Celebrate

espresso-stained-island-white-marble-top-custom-walk-in-closet.jpg

Beautiful Dark Wood Closet from Decor Pad

Ikea Billy Bookcase

Ikea’s Billy Bookcase for Closets from Apartment Therapy

Pure Wow

Simple Open Closet from Pure Wow

Closet Reveal.jpg

Closet Reveal from Ivory Lane

Sparkle

Another Closet, Another Organization

Everyone has a closet that is stuffed full of stuff where you can’t see what’s in there.  You know, things like wrapping paper, clothes, suitcases, sheets, and other stuff.

No…just me.  Okay.

Anyway.  So in my apartment, I have a closet in my bedroom and a hall closet to put all of my stuff in.  Now, this may seem like I have a lot of room to put stuff in and store everything.  Unfortunately, I have so much stuff that this doesn’t really work out.  Because this, is what my hall closet looks like.

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There is so much stuff in this closet that I never want to open it because it isn’t clean.  I don’t actually know what’s all in the closet, but it is a mess.  I had everything from kitchen stuff I wasn’t using to a tool box to jeans because they didn’t fit in my closet or my dresser.

Step 1: Clear out everything in the closet.  I literally pulled out everything that was in the closet and set it on the floor and the stairs so that I could see what I all had.

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Look!  It’s Empty!

Step 2: Find little things that can be stored in other things.  So, I had extra sheets for my bed that I kept in the closet.  I had my printer box that was still in the closet, so I was able to fit all of the sheets in the printer box to make more room for other items.  I also put all of my gift and Christmas stuff (so gift bag, wrapping paper, a small Christmas tree, a tree topper, you get the point) into my big suitcase.  It worked out perfectly!

Step 3:  Fit everything on shelves about the same size.  I put a few of the bigger items on the shelves that they were originally on.  I kept the top shelf pretty much the same, printer box, movies, and a bag of craft stuff.  I also kept the suitcases on the bottom shelf because they didn’t fit on other shelves.  I did move some things, like me jeans, to the floor where there was more room.

Step 4: Put everything back in the closet.  Now, it’s time to fit everything else on the shelves.  Surprise!  You may now be able to fit more stuff in the closet!

Step 5: Step back and admire how nice and neat your closet looks!

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I am so happy that I took this apart and back together.  It looks much cleaner and organized.  I was actually able to place more things in the closet to make my bedroom a little cleaner.  Now, if it can actually stay that way, that would be fantastic!

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Old Drawer Recycled to a Purse Organizer

We live on an alley. Needless to say, we find a lot of junk! One day, Haley found these 2 drawers sitting out there, just calling to her that they needed a new home. So they came home with us! Now just to figure out what to do with them!

I was talking with Lauren one day and mentioned that I didn’t know a good way to store my purses. They always seemed to be getting lost in my closet. Voila! An idea was born!

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We actually have 2 of these, but I will start out with just one today. I have a couple of ideas for the other one, but I have to pick which one! As you can see, they are pretty big drawers. They were 18 inches across, 23 inches tall and 9 inches deep.

closet and purse drawer makeover

Steve took apart the old cupboards in the laundry room to make space for the lockers, so we had a bunch of wood left from that. Since this would be going in the closet and wouldn’t be a show piece, we just used particle board for the shelves and dividers.

closet and purse drawer makeover boards

Steve even made the braces for the shelves to sit on. This was a completely free project!!

closet and purse drawer makeover shelf

I measured out some of my purses and then comparing that to the size of the drawer, I came up with the measurements for the cubbies. I wanted 3 large spaces on the bottom for large totes and bags, 4 small spaces for wallets and small handbags, and 2 on top for the medium size purses (sounds like the 3 bears!-sorry! Preschool teacher here!)

closet and purse drawer cubbies

Yep! I pulled all this out of my closet and this was just one corner! I found purses in every nook and cranny. I was putting them wherever I could find space. I pulled boots out too because the new organizer would be occupying that corner.

Closet and purse organizer

After a couple of coats of white paint, it was ready to bring in the house and organize!! I love how well it fit everything!

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I should be able to find what I am looking for now!

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These are the cubbies for the smaller purses and wallets.

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Here are the larger ones.

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I always love finding ways to get more organized and a way to recycle old stuff!

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Now I just have to figure out which idea to use for the other one! I will keep you updated! Have a wonderful week!

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Corner News-February 27, 2016

Hello and welcome to another exciting and compelling edition of the corner news!  Prepare yourself for some life changing stories and pictures worth 1000 words!

Or, you know, just another regular corner news works too.

poshmark

I have a Poshmark account.  Now, it is under my fashion blogs name, 2smallofacloset, but you are more than welcome to browse through my items.  I don’t have that much right now, but soon!  Soon I will have more items posted for people to look at.

If you don’t know what Poshmark is, it is a app that you download for free and you can buy and sell name brand items.  You can sell everything from Forever 21 to UGG Australia, basic tank top to quilted leather boots.  And items are being sold at a great price.  I purchased a pair of Torrid shorts for $15 when they are originally $40!  And they are exactly how the seller described them.  You can follow my closet and start your own if you are interested!

Dog Sign

The second thing I want to show you is the adorable sign.  I bought this while in Hawaii (yes, I know…it’s not really Hawaiian).  But it think that it is absolutely perfect for my family.  It’s hanging in my room as a reminder of how important dogs are in my life.

And that’s the news!  I know, not too exciting, but still interesting.  Hope you all have a great weekend!

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