Monday, October 2, 2017

My Cleaned, Purged & Organized Closet For Fall

Since I am not in the Corporate world anymore, I find that I am not much of a clothes horse.  I love to have a few things to dress up in but mostly I just like some really comfy casual clothes for around the house.  Maybe something special for a girls day out and that is about it.  So it was time to get my closet in shape.

Now living in the desert there is little to no need for winter clothes.  A light jacket or sweater is about all you need.  So I took a ton of things that I had been hanging on to to the Goodwill and gave some of my dresses and suits to Dress For Success.  Now all I have are the things I really wear and that fit, so that is a great feeling.

I love that this house has two closets in the master bedroom.  One is an 8' sliding door closet that my hubby uses and I took the walk in closet.  Love it.  Tons of storage and shelf space.

I divided it into sections.  The left side is for my long hanging things.  Dress slacks, dresses (I narrowed it down to 1 little black dress) coats and jackets.

The shelves on the left side hold some storage boxes and my collection of purses.  Even if I am not a "dressy" person anymore, I love a great handbag.

This side also has my wonderful wire drawers that hubby madeover for me in my closet makeover in the last house.   These are just those wire stackable units from the Container Store.  They are perfect to hold all of my under garments, scarves and etc.

If you would like to see how a really small closet gets glammed up, this is the closet makeover from the last house. ORC- Master Closet Reveal

I need to add some personality to this closet, maybe after a million other things are done.

The center section is my primping station.  My dressier tops, skirts and blazers hang on the bottom rod.

A pretty mirror, some hooks to hold my evening bags and a shelf for everyday jewelry.  This is so handy to just grab my everyday things and run when I am getting dressed.

The top shelf has my "Audry Hepburn" hat and some pretty storage boxes.

In the last house I added a Butlers Pullout Rod, but in this house I just left the rod in the center section.  It is perfect to use when I am putting an outfit together.  Cutout leather jacket, black tank top and black skirt.  Simple pearls as jewelry.  Perfect for a dressier date night out.

The right side has tons of shelves for shoes and storage.  I love this.  I share some of this space with hubby for some of his shoes too.

 It's nice to be able to see my favorite shoes.  I don't wear a lot of heals, so these pretty much fill the bill for me.

 The bottom hanging rack holds my jeans, capri's and every day shirts and tees.  Nothing fancy just practical for everyday.  I like plaid shirts, can you tell?  I got addicted when I lived in cold country.  Jeans, plaid shirts, jean or leather jacket and boots always looked so good together.

Nice to have things purged and cleaned.  Now I am ready to add a few new items to my wardrobe.  I think I need to update a few of my everyday tops.

How about you, how do you keep your closet in order?

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  1. Great ideax. Right now my closet is a nightmare! Seriously! And it is driving me nuts. It is at the top of my "must do NOW" list. Thanks for posting. Now I need to get busy.

  2. You did a fantastic job, Marty! I am fortunate to have two walk-in closets in my bedroom, but I don't have much storage space here. So everything related to decor, step ladder, ironing board, paint, etc., have to go there. I have to go in every few months and start getting things in order.

  3. My closet is SUCH a MESS! I clean it up about once a month and within a week it's a disaster again. It's just too small. Great job with yours.... is half of this closet your husband's, or does he have his own?

    1. He has his own. This house has two closets, so that is a total blessing.

  4. Your closet looks great, Marty! I have a pretty great closet that I shared a couple of years ago, but I have made some changes. I've been doing the "purging-thing," too, so it's kind of messy right now with bags of things to go to GW. It's such a good idea (if you have the space) to have just makes life so much easier, doesn't it? Thanks for sharing!


  5. I agree Marty, your closet looks great! Very organized and neat ready for the season change.
    I love organized, it makes easier to pick up your cloths everyday and match them up... and why not, get rid of what we don't use anymore.
    Happy October to you.

  6. Oh, Marty. So lovely! The wallpaper is gorgeous and fun; and the mirror is elegant. Your closet is a dreamy place, and the organization is inspiring!

  7. Amazing dear! Looks elegant and lovely!
    Have a great day! xoxo
    Vesna - Home Chic Club

  8. Marty, your closet looks wonderful! Mine is always a mess. It is the one thing that always gets neglected in my house. You have inspired me this morning!

  9. I wished I had a closet that big. Yours is so pretty. I do need to go through mine to toss out what I don't need.

  10. Beautiful Space Marty! Love your primping station and of course your Chanel bags!!!!!

  11. Now that is a glamorous closet, love it. That mirror is stunning and I love that it is the focal point when you walk in. Good job Marty! I am no longer a clothes horse either, course I wasn't really one to begin with when I worked outside the home. A bag lady with the latest handbags and purses? Oh yeah...those are hard for me to purge.

  12. I sooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo need to clean out my closet! I LOVE we have his and hers walk-in closests - one of my favorite things about this house. But what I have done to mine is appalling. It needs to be straightened and things need to be purged SOON! How did I let it get so bad???? As picky and neat-freakish I am about the rest of the house, my own closet seems to be the catch-all. That isn't acceptable. You've inspired me, darlin!

    Hugs. ♥